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RTC 2022

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

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    i have booked myself on The Welsh Mountaineer on Tuesday 19th July 2022, bit of info please, how many coaches are normally on this service, as i imagine with just one steam loco they will be limited as there is no premier dining facilities on this trip, what is the formation between 1st and 2nd class coaches please (do we get a diesel or is it pure steam),
    Thanks in advance
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    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    There is your answer from 2021
     
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    30567 Part of the furniture Friend

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    Type Welsh Mountaineer into the search facility and see what comes up. 2016 was an epic year.
     
  4. RalphW

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    Support coach, 2 x 1st, buffet and 2x standard.
     
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    Only time diesel has been used to my knowledge was 2018 with the 8F due to the massive fire risk that summer with very little rain anywhere
     
  6. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    Thanks guys
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  7. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

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    been looking at all the photos and comments of previous runs, looks a good trip and quite a few photo opportunities for taking photos on the way with run rounds and water stops, i will be boarding at the 1st water stop at Frodsham as i cannot get a service train to other pick up stations from Yorkshire in time

    Neil
     
  8. RalphW

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    And depending on the timings there is usually time to take a trip on the Ffestiniog railway down to Tan y Bwlch and back.
     
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  9. neildimmer

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    yes was looking at that option will have to wait for Ffestiniog to publish there timetables
     
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    They usually put on a special train for the rail tour passengers.
     
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    Last year that was only available for people on the guided holiday trip, as I had asked if that was available for the railtour passengers
     
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    Now added with 31806, but does not name the main loco?
    https://www.railwaytouring.net/the-dorset-coast-express---august
     
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    They are running it 2 hours later than last years trip
     
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    Sunset is 1750 that day, so other than 20mins all the return journey is in darkness.

    Would hardly call 2212 an early finish, especially on a Sunday evening for those who have work the next day and don't live local to Preston
     
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