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Scarborough Flyer 2014

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by neildimmer, May 19, 2014.

  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Member

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    Morning All

    According to UK steam today 19th May motive power back to 46233 & 70013 for the 7 Scarborough Flyers this year
    http://www.railwaytouring.net/uk-day-trips/scarborough-flyer

    A4 60009 Doing the Coast to Coast, but remaining on the West Coast runs
    (wonder how long these allocations will last)

    Neil
     
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    RalphW Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    It will be nice to have 13 on a Flyer to see how she compares with 6201 and 6233...
    When was an A4 last along the CLC through Northwich?
     
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    Will we ever see 46233 down here for some Devon Hill climbing? Churston 'Table has the special extension ramps made for Lizzie's visit lying unused....
     
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    looks like a date has been pulled from the schedule 22nd August now missing from RTC website
     
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    anyone know for sure what locos will be doing the Flyers (suppose 46233/60009 again) as 5305la website states 70013 staying down south for the Weymouth's
     
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    Anyone know the situation regarding the Scarborough Flyers, will they be running either Diesel Hauled or Steam/Diesel combo

    many thanks

    Neil
     
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    Just noticed that the Flyer for the 22nd has been cancelled.
     
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    There isn't a "Flyer" on the 22nd anyway!
    Are we to assume that you meant the "Scarborough Spa Express" on the 22nd ... or did you actually mean the "Scarborough Flyer" of Friday, the 25th?
     
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    Missed 'August' from my post....:(
     
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    been cancelled for over 2 weeks the 25th August run Ralph

    Neil
     
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    The 22nd August Flyer cancelled a while ago I was booked on it.
     
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    I understand that this Fridays Flyer has been cancelled, obviously the FBU action and the York area steam ban have a bearing on this, and RTC don't want to run the whole trip diesel hauled.
     
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    cheers Ralph, been deleted from RTC website now
    Neil
     
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    I have just been told that the Flyer for the 1st Aug is also cancelled.
     
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    Best thing to do if it would be a Diesel again, means customers are entitled to refund or rebook if they prefer.
     
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    has this been confirmed by RTC Ralph?

    Neil
     
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    Not actually from RTC but the talk on the sat cme was it's unlikely to run.
     
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    RTC are still advising that the 1 August Scarborough Flyer will run, but there is no path in RTT at present.

    David at www.uksteam.info
     
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    Thanks David & Ralph

    Neil
     
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    In terms of the cancellation of the aforementioned, this might very well have resulted as a consequence of the fire risk, but other issues have since arisen which might be more connected to loco availability.
    A posting has just appeared on the 'Lensmen' linesiders' forum to advise that Nos 46233 and 60009 are now banned from working over the Standedge route ... due to "gauging issues" and that further investigation by the informant suggested that the track, at a bridge where this is on a cant through it, is deemed to move each year. Even 'though, as he goes on to infer, the measurement train appears not to have been along that line for some time, Notwork Rail have added a ‘safety margin’ ... which is obviously a complete guess!
    If it is merely a case of nudging track over to one side by a few inches, just how long would it take to manage this?
     
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