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Scarborough Spa Express 2011

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by bobbler, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Victor

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    Had a ride down to Wakefield Westgate to see Mr. Rileys mighty 5. Very well turned out and well loaded. Most of you will not know that HMP Wakefield (top security nick) is next to the station and after the 5's performance struggling away from the uphill standing start, the inmates were inconvenienced and disturbed from their slumbers.
    Bye 'ell, that 5 is a fine machine, it dug deep ( a bit of very skillful handling) and got the heavy train away, eventually, in fine style. :thumb:
     
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    A plethora of "human rights claims" then :)

    From info from gen gen groups it seems there is some major signalling failure around the Leeds area and 1z24 has a high chance of being capped at York! We'll see, you know what gen groups can be like.
     
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    45407 passed Church Fenton on time...
     
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    Shot a video this lunchtime of the train passing Bolton Percy for Colton jcn and unlike last weeks almost silent movie of the Flyer - this one has Loco noise (well apart from the first few seconds !)

    Link here = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVPhYmSK7Z8


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    Next week I will go to Wrenthorpe, but tonight went down to Westgate to see 5407. Lots going on because of power failures I think and the stopper to Huddersfield was cancelled due to a signalling problem!
    Anyway, the SSE was on time and just as enjoyable to watch as last week.

    Photo at http://cl.ly/0O1o2c231p2d120d2V3N
     
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    Afternoon all

    I wonder if anyone could tell me how likely it is that I will be able to buy a 'walk on' ticket for the circle on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning? Confused also by the fare - WCRC website says £19 but then the minimum booking fee is £2.75 - does that apply to the walk on fare as well?
     
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    The train last week was moderately accommodated from what I'd seen so I don't think you'll have too much trouble...
     
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    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    Stuart

    an image from an elevated and from a relatively wide position without a mountain of exhaust

    What will your detractors make of it I wonder !

    Aren't our modern railways messy , all that fencing and abundant foliage
     
  10. Swiss Toni

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    I'm sure they'll find something. :yawn:

    That area of Leeds is a disgrace when compared to the modern city in the background.
     
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    I hope you've checked your car! There may be bits missing now...
     
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    You beat me to it Martin, I was going to complain about the total lack of recognisable 'Stuart' features. I thought for one moment someone else had hacked into his account to post a spurious shot....:tape:
     
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    I could never work out why Stuart of all people gets stick about his phots when some other peoples are poorly framed, overexposed or constantly at the same location, i'd certainly be happy if i took phots that good all the time.
     
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    Stuart youll be getting pulled to bits for not wearing the right clothes when you go photting next, pal
     
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    Nice fencing :bolt:

    When I saw Martin's comment I expected the "Old A1" shot

    Well you did say someone would find something :peep:
     
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    Thanks for the advice - had a ride around the new circle yesterday evening - fare was £18. Have to say that I didn't enjoy this loop as much as the Harrogate one - some slow running and a lot of waiting for signals. I'm sure WCRC know their market though as their were a lot more families decanting than I recall in previous years. Lovely noise from 46115 coming out of Wakefield.
     
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