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Saphos 2022

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by D1002, Jan 6, 2022.

  1. GBoreham

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    I'm on the tour, and 70000 was blowing off as we had to brake slam approaching Stoke Works Junction; they only bothered to clear the signals at the last second...
     
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    My footage of 45231 & 70000 charging through Bromsgrove Station earlier this evening.

     
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    Here's my footage of the Black Five and the Brit up the Lickey. I hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Graham, I hope you had a good trip with a great selection of locos. It would be nice to see this trip run more often.
     
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    Good to see the generator car in action.
     
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    The selection of locos, and of course the run up the Lickey were the main reasons we booked onto it. Absolutely brilliant day overall; superb climbs of both Horfield and the Lickey from 45231 & 70000 and D213 performed faultlessly on the diesel sections; well worth the early start and late finish.
     
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    Any ideas what will be on the front of this, I assume its steam all the way?
     
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    And the only train of the day to stop at places like Leamington and, even more weirdly, Bath! Hope its a good run for you and the passengers with a clearer rail network.
     
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    Something's off about a steam loco blowing off while climbing Lickey!
     
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    Rail Advent saying BR 70000 'Britannia'
     
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    Personally, I would take anything Rail Advent say with a pinch of salt. Although, in this case they have a 1 in 3 chance of being right!
    I do hope it is 70000 though. Had a cracking return run between Kingswear and Taunton with her earlier this year and she was in fine fettle.
     
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    Looks like there have been some adjustments to the timings in the Oxford area, possibly as a result of the strike timetable now being finalised. Rather than stopping at Hinksey, we now stop at Oxford Up & Dn Passenger on the outward and Oxford Station itself on the return.
    Arrival into BTM is now at 1248 instead of 1305
     
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    Half an hour occupying a platform at Oxford. You couldn't do that on a normal day. It's an ill wind that does no-one any good, they say.
     
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    Does anyone know if Leamington Spa station is open tomorrow
     
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    I'd like to think it'll be open in some form as its a passenger pickup for tomorrow's railtour. Looks like its the only train to pickup passengers from there all day!
     
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    Thank you for your reply. I phoned Chiltern Trains but to be fair they had no clue.
     
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