If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

SRPS Railtours: 2019 Steam Programme

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by steam_mad, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. RalphW

    RalphW Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    31,309
    Likes Received:
    5,845
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired-ish, Part time rail tour steward.
    Location:
    Northwich
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Motive power will be announced nearer the time, it's still June and a lot can happen in the intervening period.
    SRPS are the best source of that sort of info and will no doubt know well before any NP members.
     
  2. D7076

    D7076 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    276
    I can think of one NP member with a Lancashire business ,unless he's left ,who will know before SRPS .
     
  3. RalphW

    RalphW Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Friend

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    31,309
    Likes Received:
    5,845
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired-ish, Part time rail tour steward.
    Location:
    Northwich
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    And does he still post on here, no because of all the ill informed crap that gets spouted.
     
    osprey likes this.
  4. steam_mad

    steam_mad Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    582
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It will be one of the Riley Pool (45407/44871, 45212) for sake of clarity. No specific engine requested; it will depend on what best suits the loco owner and may even change (as it has before) mid way through the schedule.
     
  5. Sam 60103

    Sam 60103 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Kirkcaldy
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Looking forward to seeing the borders specials running this August. First one is on Sunday. Will the times published for this week apply each week?
     
  6. iancawthorne

    iancawthorne Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,421
    Likes Received:
    3,031
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    44871 for the Borders Line tours this Summer according to Mr Riley on The Works.
     
  7. Sam 60103

    Sam 60103 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Kirkcaldy
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Could someone please tell me whether the train will be turned round tonight so that 44871 is boiler first out of Linlithgow next week?
     
  8. jonathonag

    jonathonag Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Occupation:
    Railway Engineer
    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
    Previous years have either seen the Black 5 return to Fort William, removing the need for a turning move, or use of the triangle at Carmuirs.

    Tonight, neither happened (nor were scheduled to it seems), so No. 44871 has arrived back at Bo'ness currently facing West. Could prove interesting for next week....
     
  9. Sam 60103

    Sam 60103 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Kirkcaldy
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Could someone please tell me what happens to 44871 after Sunday?
     
  10. Steamie Boxes

    Steamie Boxes New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2017
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    142
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Presumably will either join the other Black 5s at Fort William or will return south
     
  11. Glenmutchkin

    Glenmutchkin New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2017
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    136
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Scotland
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  12. Sam 60103

    Sam 60103 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Kirkcaldy
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    That's a lot of long stoppages. Wonder if that will end up running considerably early later on?
     
  13. iancawthorne

    iancawthorne Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    1,421
    Likes Received:
    3,031
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    Yes, over 8 hours to get from Carstairs to Tebay is quite impressive on the looping front.
     
  14. Charles Parry

    Charles Parry New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    110
    Gender:
    Male
    44871 looked lovely in the morning for when I passed her at Boness junction this morning on the way to work. Would have loved to have gone for a spin but duty calls.
     
  15. jonathonag

    jonathonag Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Occupation:
    Railway Engineer
    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
  16. jonathonag

    jonathonag Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Occupation:
    Railway Engineer
    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
    Mick45305 and iancawthorne like this.
  17. Sam 60103

    Sam 60103 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Kirkcaldy
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Last SRPS steam for 2019 completed. Any hints for 2020?
     
  18. jonathonag

    jonathonag Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,372
    Likes Received:
    1,721
    Occupation:
    Railway Engineer
    Location:
    Cowdenbeath
    Possibly a bit early to be asking considering the first SRPS tours generally aren't until Spring of the season, and previously has been commented that hints won't be given out?
     
    Will RL and steamvideosnet like this.
  19. Sam 60103

    Sam 60103 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2019
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Kirkcaldy
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Ok, thank you.
     
  20. acorb

    acorb Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    947
    Location:
    Powys
    It's a long way (+expensive) for me to do an SRPS trip, so it has to be a special itenary for it to be worthwhile, although I do enjoy the SRPS experience with meals being available for all. I thoroughly enjoyed no 9's trip to Aberdeen this year.
    Anything north of Perth would however tempt me...
     

Share This Page