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RTC Slough-Shrewsbury with 60009 - now 44871: 23/11/19

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by alastair, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Western Venturer

    Western Venturer Well-Known Member

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    Has No 9 gone into Wolverton Works? It was stopped by the connection into the works than dissapeared so Im guessing its gone in there out the way??
     
  2. RalphW

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    There was always going to be a diesel on the back?
     
  3. 1020 Shireman

    1020 Shireman Part of the furniture Friend

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    I was led to understand not from a more than reliable source.
     
  4. Big Al

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    I suspect that somewhere with a tender lift would be helpful.
     
  5. Will RL

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    From a passenger perspective, while I booked for the miles behind no. 9, I’m admiral of the effort put into getting 9 south, and in the end grateful that another loco can be steamed and passed of FTR exams at such short notice.
     
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  6. D1002

    D1002 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Latest from 60009 Facebook page:

    “Number 9 is now at Wolverton Works where the tender is being removed for shipping to Ian Rileys on Monday for repairs. These will be carried out as quickly as possible.”
     
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  7. Big Al

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    Unless Ian Riley's team pulls off something remarkable this feels as though the Norwich-York trip on the 28th may be a casualty. Let's at least hope that No 9 can continue its journey to Southall later in the week for the York trip from London on Saturday.
     
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  8. free2grice

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    Consist 44871 + 99305, 13320, 99121, 99712, 99127, 99371, 99351, 1860, 4994, 5032, 99304 + 47804 1Z77. <BJ>
     
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    Almost a Jinty... Anyway, things running as expected.
     
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  10. Oli15

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    44871 is booked to attend Nene Valley to assist with Santa operations. The fact that on Thursday steam is to come off on the return anyway, logically it would make sense for the 5 to do the job to get it there.

    However until the A4 is looked at in detail, I guess nothing is certain in the next week or so...
     
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  11. RalphW

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    OK I'll refrain from posting any info in future.
     
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  12. Bulleid Pacific

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    A nice climb out of the Severn Tunnel. Plenty of noise from the front.
     
  13. MellishR

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    I don't understand. Ralph's post #62 was a question, not definitive information, and Shireman's post #63 was information given in good faith. What's to be unhappy about?
     
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  14. Bulleid Pacific

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    Anyway, climb to Pontypool was excellent, but assistance on Llanfihangel after a cautious approach to Abergavenny Station.
     
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    Checked on Llanvihangel. 18mph at the foot, 15mph through Abergavenny, followed by 41mph over the summit...
     
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    Well I guess that just leaves stroppy hostile and sarcastic ones then.
     
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    Overall, quite a pleasant run, considering what this trip was up against.
     
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    How fast into Ppl Rd??
     
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  20. hampstead

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    Running 8 minutes late, extra light appreciated.
     

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