If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

RTC 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 1020 Shireman, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. meiga

    meiga New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2019
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    61
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Curry Rivel
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The Royal Duchy in the mist at Bankland The Royal Duchy. 6233 in the mist at Bankland..jpg
     
  2. horace

    horace Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    144
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  3. cg

    cg Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,247
    Likes Received:
    147
    Gender:
    Male
    46223 and horace like this.
  4. LMarsh1987

    LMarsh1987 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2013
    Messages:
    2,755
    Likes Received:
    3,146
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Birmingham
    I wonder what's up with the Duchess, looks like it was held outside of Totnes for a while and its now looks like its stuck in the centre road allowing other services to pass.
     
  5. dublo6231

    dublo6231 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    385
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Sat at home
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Well it looks like the 47 has been stopped at Riverside yard and is not in it’s scheduled path back to Bristol. Looks like the Duchess has got underway - just the torturous climb to Dainton from a standing start…
     
    Wilmslow1957 likes this.
  6. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    12,741
    Likes Received:
    13,586
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, best job I've ever had
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I hope they don’t break it, it’s due to do a prestige job on Wednesday. Looks like it got in trouble on Dainton, lost 19 minutes from Totnes
     
  7. dublo6231

    dublo6231 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    385
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Sat at home
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Looks to be going nicely now - at a guess Diesel assistance from Exeter
     
  8. tilling

    tilling New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    65
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    sheffield
    Do tell what the job is…..
     
  9. D1002

    D1002 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Messages:
    7,446
    Likes Received:
    5,130
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Enfield
    British Pullman to Bath and Bristol.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2022
  10. dublo6231

    dublo6231 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    385
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Sat at home
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Looked and sounded ok (normal leaking cylinder/draincock) on passing the Dawlish Railcams
     
  11. free2grice

    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,081
    Likes Received:
    2,355
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Rolls-Royce engineer
    Location:
    Bath Green Park / Mangotsfield
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    47 going on the front at Exeter. <BJ>

    I'm not sure how true this is:
    ''Delayed due to fitting a replacement fire door & subsequently being held on the through road at Totnes to be regulated for other services''.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2022
  12. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    12,741
    Likes Received:
    13,586
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, best job I've ever had
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    That seems a bit odd. Where do you source a Duchess fire door in deepest Devon?
     
    free2grice likes this.
  13. free2grice

    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,081
    Likes Received:
    2,355
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Rolls-Royce engineer
    Location:
    Bath Green Park / Mangotsfield
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    It continues: ''Reported that the locomotive fire door had come off and fallen in the fire''. <BJ>
     
  14. Saint Austell

    Saint Austell New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2022
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Be better to quote the source,
    South West Rail gen, on behalf of Ben Broomfield
    Reported that the locomotives fire door had come off and fallen in the fire.

    Delayed due to fitting a replacement fire door & subsequently being held on the through road to be regulated for other services.

    Hope that helps :)

    Cheers,
    - Ben
     
  15. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    12,741
    Likes Received:
    13,586
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, best job I've ever had
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Maybe they managed to retrieve it with the fire irons but I’m not sure how you would refit it with a hot fire
     
  16. Western Venturer

    Western Venturer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    458
    Location:
    Sherborne or Molineux
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Isnt there a smaller thinner "baffle" plate behind the actual doors? That seems more likely to fall in the firebox rather than the big heavy doors??
     
  17. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    33,830
    Likes Received:
    18,891
    Occupation:
    Training moles
    Location:
    The back of beyond
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Screwfix?
     
    green five, 5098, Romsey and 5 others like this.
  18. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    12,741
    Likes Received:
    13,586
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired, best job I've ever had
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Could be the deflector plate above the firehole. Not sure how you could fix that with a hot firebox.
     
  19. twr12

    twr12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2007
    Messages:
    1,448
    Likes Received:
    588
    Looks suspiciously like a railway employee with access to Control log is posting information onto enthusiast websites. Tut tut.
     
  20. AlexGWR1994

    AlexGWR1994 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    1,061
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bristol
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer


    Here's my video of 6233 Duchess of Sutherland roaring up Whiteball, Dainton and Hemerdon with the Royal Duchy. I hope you enjoy the video.
     
    acorb, RalphW, 46223 and 5 others like this.

Share This Page