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RTC Flying Scotsman/Black 5s to Carlisle 23rd January

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by gricerdon, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. greenslade

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    Not at the moment with the wcml blocked Carlisle is extremely busy,since all wcml services terminate there.This means that a steam tour cannot stay in the platform and therefore has to be dragged out of the way.
     
  2. Johnb

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    And if a steam tour held up any of the regular traffic it would be an invite to NW to ban them until the emergency is over. Everyone should stop whinging about a box on the back and be thankful that the WCME is still running. I'm just annoyed that I didn't make the effort to go on Saturday
     
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  3. Spamcan81

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    John, to some people a box on the back is as anathema as painting a loco in the wrong colour. ;)
     
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    Really? You can't hide the wrong livery but if you are on the train you can't see the box and if you are a photographer you compose the shot so you can't see it. Still better than having no train.
     
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    How often have you travelled on the CMEs or for that matter any other charter, steam or diesel that had Carlisle as the destination, in my experience quick shunting has been a rarity rather than the norm, and so often late departures, owing to delays in getting the stock back into the platform, were regular.
     
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  6. gricerdon

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    Do we know who the footplate crews were?
     
  7. gricerdon

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    OK well my wife says the same so maybe is time to hang up my stop watch and gps and opt for the quiet life at last
     
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    Oh dear, it's like shooting fish in a barrel. ;)
     
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    I know a man who has the info and I guess he will be posting it soon, I know that the drivers south were Mick Kelly and Ian Riley, with his conductor, but am not sure of the other way or the firemen...
     
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    Saw a photo of Steve Chipperfield at the controls of 45407 at Wigan.
     
  11. pjhliners

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    Hola Don and Ralph and greetings from Spain

    The details of crews which Ralph got for me then deleted are as follows:

    Manchester - Carlisle
    44871
    Driver Ron Smith Fireman Matt Earnshaw
    45407
    Steve Chipperfield and Matt Durkan

    Carlisle - Manchester
    44871
    Mick Kelly and John Rodgers
    45407
    Driver Ian Riley, conducted by Phil Ellis, Fireman Jack Johnson

    Peter, on a bright afternoon in the Costa del Sol, with still a long to-do list about last Saturday! More anon.
     
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  12. Dexter

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    No, diesel takes its own weight.
     
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    John Rodgers not Don ;)

    3 of the four fireman on Saturday under 30, one of which isn't even 20 yet!
     
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    Not always. Have seen a number of tours where the diesel has been switched off.
     
  15. Dexter

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    Indeed, but I'm talking about Saturday.
     
  16. pjhliners

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    Thanks for the correction. I've amended my earlier post.

    Yes, great to see young blood coming through

    Peter
     
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    With the deisel they can turn the whole train so if standard is at the rear going out it will be on the rear all day
     
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    About 3 or 4 a year over the last 20 or so years. It's true I can't remember a quick shunt recently. I think the last one was the Cumbrian Mountaineer in November 12. That sticks in the mind because of the slips on Wilpshire.
     
  19. KentYeti

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    Knighthood for you. Not able to spell "diesel" correctly. Good man. :):):)
     
  20. RalphW

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    But why do they want to turn the train??
     
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