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Steam Dreams 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Gladiator 5076, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. HerstonHalt

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    Ah, ok thanks, I imagined it arriving in Eastleigh smoke box towards London - I thought it would stay that way all day.


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    Surely it will be boiler first from Portsmouth to Brockenhurst?
     
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    Unless it’s leading from Eastleigh to Portsmouth?
     
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    61306 leads set to Eastleigh where 31806 will be waiting facing London. U backs onto train still facing London and the ensemble heads to Portsmouth. So the tour continues from Portsmouth as such;
    Portsmouth - Brockenhurst (31806 leading, 61306 tailing)
    Brockenhurst - Eastleigh (61306 leading, 31806 tailing)
    Eastleigh - Portsmouth (31806 leading, 61306 tailing).
    This leaves the B1 facing the right direction to head to London chimney first - tour heads back to Eastleigh with 31806 tailing. On arrival at Eastleigh, the U is still facing South, and therefore a turning move is required so that it arrives on the SR tender first.
     
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    That’s great thanks
     
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    Your lines are crossed, 31806 joins the back of the train at Eastleigh so Mayflower continues to haul the train to Portsmouth, this means the U can haul the consist to Brockenhurst.

    Will RL has it correct above.
     
  7. Gladiator 5076

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    31806 goes on the back at Eastleigh and as said above it will be facing London. So leads the ECS from PH to Fratton and the mini tour out of P&S to Brockenhurst.
     
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    How nice to see someone using the historic name for Brockenhurst. The golf club, Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club, is the only other time I've seen it used.
    Edit: apparently it was the LSWR's fault as they spelt it wrong on the station name boards and the wrong name just stuck!

    Jeremy English
    former Brockenhurst resident (50 years ago!)
     
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    Is Mayflower OK after the issue that affected the Royal Windsor and Sunset Steam Expresses last week?
     
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    I knew I'd stuffed it up! Deleted my post when I realised.
     
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    Another local steam charter. Two in a week! Won’t be able to cover it all as being entertained by daughter to a Father’s Day lunch.
     
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    It is a complex one. I spent ages trying to work out why the U needed to turn to get back to Swanage. Even emailed a friend he also did not understand, we both missed the reversal at Eastleigh of the mini tour. In fact I totally missed it went back via Eastleigh not direct.
     
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    Surely she should be driving you around Hampshire all day Don!
     
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    I wonder how many tour passengers will be making a quick trip to The Foresters or The Snakecatcher?
     
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    Does anyone know if 61306 is a runner tomorrow, only it was apparently declared a failure last Tuesday with a leaking tube plate.
    Not sure how serious that is?
     
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    Shame the Morant Arms is no longer there, would have saved a few steps!
     
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    Thats the bit I’d missed too!


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    They'll have to make it a quick one - the train's only at Brock for 36 minutes . . . .
     
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    It left Paddington 1 down and is now 15 down, having lost time gradually throughout; hope all is well with 61306.
     

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