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Saphos 2022

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

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    High winds I think not! Are they forgoing the turning move and servicing at Stratford instead, then reversing at Hatton on the return run? They got into Stratford just as they were scheduled to leave, surely a quick drop off of the pax and they'd only be 10 or so down?
     
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    Maybe the baked beans with the full English the diners had.:)
     
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    alternatively (and worse) turn at Water Orton after the Castle Brom water stop
     
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    What i'm being told is that 46100 will be dragged back on the return as NR are saying the steam ban still applies in the midlands

    the Shakespeare at the weekend was under some specific instructions I beleive
     
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    So is the diesel leading all the way back to Crewe? Is it being towed backwards all the way or will the diesel run around at Hatton?
     
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    So did it not contravene the ban on the outward journey then?
    This year seems more confusing than most.
     
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    Despite being late and downhill the Scot was doing all the work through Dorridge. It's a confusing one...
     
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    it may have done , just got through
     
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    RTT now showing 47 leading with 46100 at rear back to Crewe
     
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    It depends I guess on who is communicating and who is checking . since most the working is just a box on a screen what is leading it is perhaps less likely to be checked . It is the vigilant person who spots things that shouldn't be out .
     
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    I would have expected the TOC to be aware if there was a steam ban in place before the tour departed.
    Although as airline pilots still manage to land at the wrong airport from time to time with all the nav aids they have, perhaps I expect too much.
     
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    one tour last year set off and travelled some distance before it was spotted there was no control cover in place . the who and why isn't relevant but it demonstrates these things happen
     
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    The LSL FB page says the outward delay was due to cable theft,nothing about the return trip.
     
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    and ?
     
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    the point you are making ? we know the outbound delay was cable theft , that is noted earlier in the thread
     
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    RTT says 1709 dep from platform 1, it doesn't specify what will be leading.
     
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    tell you what since you don't seem to agree with what is posted above , please pop and see the train departing and let me know what is leading .

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    With it being a 60mph schedule and the maximum speed for towing a Steam locomotive backwards like this also being 60mph, it makes perfect sense operationally (and prevents turning moves once back at base) for them to just drag it backwards.
     

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