Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by 61994, Sep 15, 2019.
'The White Rose'. Saphos trains. Saturday, 22nd August, 2020.
46100 'Royal Scot' departed Crewe on time at 08:30 (with assistance from the 47).
1 blood and custard support coach
6 chocolate and cream mk.2s
4 blood and custard mk.1s
Green class 47
With steam haulage from Crewe, ex-LMS Royal Scot class 4-6-0 No. 46100 Royal Scot blasts through Hartford station with Saphos Trains The 'White Rose' charter from Wolverhampton to York on Saturday 22nd August.
Them type 4's can't be very reliable - needed a pair of them double heading to reach Crewe - I guess in case one conked out.
As one did a few years back, near Winsford, whilst hauling the whole stock of a charter train from Carnforth to Crewe. The Scot had to propel the whole lot to Crewe before it could depart at the head of its train!
Back in the 90's class 37s would be used on the steel trains through Salop towards S.Wales - they'd usually run double heading on the basis they didn't have the best reliability and if one had problems then the other would still get them there.
...It was an impressive sight the one evening to see the steel train triple-headed with three class 37s!
The driver was certainly quite happy to make full use all available power on that evening as it came off the viaduct and started accelerating through Sutton Bridge Jnc towards Bayston Hill - a deafening roar and three black columns of smoke shooting up.
46100 at Sherburn in Elmet
and after the euphoria of Thursdays weather it's back to peeing it down with a vengeance!
"Royal Scot", 22/08/20.
Thats worked out a lot better than you thought?
Actually it was failed in the loop at Acton Bridge, the train was a charity one "The Train of Hope", 1st October 2011. The organiser was a Virgin Trains driver based in Manchester.
My latest footage, enjoy
'The White Rose' hauled by LMS 7P No.46100 'Royal Scot' seen climbing Miles Platting and passing Chinley & Colton Junction.
Miles Platting video - click here
In a reversal of the usual situation, 46100 arrives just before the clouds at Ulleskelf on the return journey of the 'White Rose':
The rain had gone and unfortunately so had the light when 46100 got to Smithy Bridge tonight.
46100 'Royal Scot' hauling The White Rose at Coppenhall Moss, Miles Platting, New Mills Junction, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Little Fenton and Mytholm - 22-08-2020
According to Railway Herald it looks like it's now going to be 46100 instead of 70000 for Saturday's Lakelander.
Looking at RTT, it appears it is going to be formed of the same set that works the Dartmouth Statesman on Friday (stables overnight at Rugby). Does this mean we're going to be stuck with Mk2 'coffins' even in Dining? Will be very disappointing if so!
EDIT: Just found some videos of the English Riviera Statesman from July that had the Mk1s in the set, as per normal Saphos trips, so fingers crossed!
The statesman trains and saphos tours have been using the same set since they returned in July, which is the mix of MK2s and MK1s seen in the photos above
Statesman Rail have been using the same rake that Saphos have, a mixture of Mk1 and 2s.
‘61994’ beat me to it.
I'm on this Saturday's non dining. Is 70000 not well; 2nd time subbed.
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