Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by D1002, Jan 6, 2022.
I can see the following on Real Time for Wednesday's Welsh Marches...... but can't see a record for the outbound tour itself?? Can someone enlighten me?
Return is https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/service/gb-nr:U66401/2022-09-07/detailed but no outward showing yet?
Word has it that this is the schedule for Black '5' 45231 working to the WSR on 7th Sept. It will then double-head with 70000 'Britannia' hauling the Bristol Forty railtour from Bristol-Crewe on 13th Sept.
Realtime Trains | 0Z31 1408 Southall Loco Services Ltd to Bishops Lydeard | 07/09/2022
Apologies if this is not correct. <BJ>
A (different) Black 5 plus a (different) Britannia up the Lickey on the third day of GBIII back in 2010 caused much excitement. Will this bring out similar crowds?
Edit: corrected a typo.
I doubt it, now that the spectacle is marred by the OLE.
Is the Marches tour tomorrow due to be steam hauled both ways?
Well I don't see a Shrewsbury to Crewe ecs there and no sign of the Class 37 going walkabout today, so fingers crossed !
Absolutely threw it down in Shropshire last night.
Strange, though, that the outward journey is pathed at 95mph throughout according to RTT, and there is no mention of anything other than a reversal at Bristol TM.
Yes, I saw that too. I’m not aware there’s a loco in Bristol at the moment so unless one comes down on the ecs I assume it’ll be a diesel Northbound.
See post 202 above. Supposed to be arriving from Bishops Lydeard tomorrow morning.
5Z64 0820 Crewe H.S. to Eastleigh Arlington (Zg)
5Z64 0310 Eastleigh Arlington (Zg) to Poole
1Z65 0508 Poole to Shrewebury
5Z65 0545 Bishops Lydeard to Bristol Temple Meads
0Z65 0856 Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z66 1320 Shrewsbury to Coton Hill T.C.
5Z67 1515 Coton Hill T.C. to Shrewsbury
1Z66 1546 Shrewsbury to Poole
0Z66 1902 Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Temple Meads
5Z69 1920 Bristol Temple Meads to Bishops Lydeard
5Z68 2311 Poole to Eastleigh Arlington (Zg)
5Z70 1145 Eastleigh Arlington (Zg) to Crewe H.S.
Thanks to John & Simon C. <BJ>
Sorry but I couldn't understand the significance of the above. I understood Britannia was in the west country and would work the train both ways. Is that true or what is it likely to be?
That is what is supposed to happen and it is what all the above movements suggest will happen. But the point remains that the RTT entry for the outward train itself shows it pathed at 95mph throughout, and simply reversing at BTM:
Normally, when there is a change from diesel/electric to steam power, RTT states that the train is pathed at 60 or 75mph from that point.
Indeed, I follow that, but the actual timings of the Bristol - Shrewsbury leg look much the same as those of the two previous WMEs in August which did have steam involvement, albeit minimal because of the extreme heat and dryness at the time. So, I'm doubtful whether the mention of the higher max. speed on RTT means very much. I see Rail Advent has it down as 70000 both ways but I don't know on what basis.
I agree. It's strange that RTT reads as it does, but I don't think it is significant.
Likely a quirk of the system, I suspect the 'notes' are manually entered.
47853 + 47593 to Bristol Temple Meads
70000 'Britannia' + 47853 to Shrewsbury
Alas I can't get out to see this one today
'Britannia' was very noisy climbing Horfield bank on the climb out of Bristol. What a bark!!
The 47 was ticking over but gave no assistance to the tour. It was well worth tackling the morning rush hour traffic to see it. <BJ>
"Britannia" getting a move on in the valley of the River Onny at Onibury.........
And moments later, passing Whettleston Hill.....
Here's my footage of Britannia roaring up Filton and Llanvihangel Bank before speeding past Moreton on Lugg on the morning run to Shrewsbury. I hope you enjoy the video.
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