Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 61994, Jul 21, 2020.
A poet and don't know it!
A very last-minute trip to tick off the Camp Hill line across the Southern suburbs of Birmingham. I very much enjoyed the climb of the Lickey on the return. The amount of ash in the carriage testified to the work the locomotive was putting in. I didn't get the sense that the 57 was doing much more than necessary to keep the train moving, while the non-stop run through Bromsgrove helped proceedings. A nice way for me to end 2021.
6233 near Stamford and leaving Leicester yesterday with the train from Norwich
Although the sub 3 and 3/4 minute time shown on RTT for the 2 mile 19 chains from Bromsgrove to Blackwell if accurate may imply some reasonable rear end assistance as well. Was that not around the times for the two unassisted 7 coach runs last month?
Not being a fan of "museum condition" locos, great to see some apparent dirt giving at least the tender an "in service look".
Just found this.
And now the return:
Now that is what you call lucky, or photo bombed if you want a pan shot.
A friend who was stewarding said there was a ballast train they kept passing and re passing, I suspect this was the one.
Here's my footage of 6233 Duchess of Sutherland heading to and from Worcester yesterday. I filmed her in the glorious winter sunshine at Salwarpe Foot Crossing and the gorgeous evening sunset at Ladywood. I hope you enjoy the video.
And no leaking drain cocks.
Sounds like the Duchess has been allowed to do plenty of the work herself on this trip.
Anyone got the info on the motive power, thanks?
45690 and 47746 I believe.
Thanks Ralph, off to York to see it tomorrow
The York yuletide express with Leander ready to depart Lime Street and at the Manchester Victoria pick up.
That first shot is brilliant, so atmospheric.
Thank you. Just a quick shot from phone camera. Before departure.
The Lincoln Christmas Express.
Filmed at Hadley Wood.
44871 was on time through Spalding. It sounded good and was working hard, no sign of pushing from the rear.
A few inches to the right from D1002! 44871 pacing through Hadley on this mornings Lincoln Christmas Market trip:
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