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The Great Briton II

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by RalphW, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    Great Britian II Wednesday 8th April

    RTC site still shows this routed via Crewe and taking on water there, UKSteam however gives the route as Chester, Frodsham Warrington with water taken at Chirk, I would guess that the latter is correct knowing that RTC are not very good at updating their web site :-k
     
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    Re: Great Britian II Wednesday 8th April

    I've not heard anything to the contrary of UKSteam.
    As you say I'd be more inclined to believe them.
     
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    Ah now my topic got added here!!

    My itinery,very busy!!!
    Thurs 2nd:Lineside 62005 at Hare Park on E+C to BH
    Fri 3rd:Barrow Hill Photo Charter
    Sat 4th:6233 to Scarborough
    Sun 5th:70013+5029 (?) to Par
    Mon 6th:SDR 40th Anniversary gala
    Tue 7th: GB2 Lineside-Western at Dawlish Warren,Steam at Dawlish Warren and Stoke Canon
    Weds 8th:SDR Again?

    As you can see,not much sleep! Will need to find those memory cards too i reckon!!!!

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    Guest Part of the furniture Account Suspended

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    Its an awfully busy week

    6233 on Saturday
    61994 on Sunday
    then the GB kicks off

    just need to sort out a few hotels for the days we can't out and back, and we are sorted
     
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    Regarding the positioning move from Bury to Glasgow of 45321+45407 on the 9th April does anyone have the running times.

    Regards

    Shep
     
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    I'm sure you know about the loco-movements page on the UKSteam.info site. I expect times will appear there a few days beforehand. However, if you need them sooner, then you need to find someone with access to TRUST, or perhaps e-mail Ian Riley (who I notice has desserted National Preservation to open a rival attraction in another part of town!)
     
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    UKSteam.info has come up trumps and posted timings for the whole tour now (many thanks GWR4090, and to your contributors).

    I've just had a look at the times for Sunday 12th, and was surprised that the train takes 52 minutes from Inverkeithing (north end of the Forth Bridge, IIRC) to Edinburgh Waverley, and is routed via "Haymarket W Jc" and "Niddrie W Jc". Does that mean it goes around the southern suburban loop? I'm guessing there are clearence problems on the direct route, perhaps the tunnels west of the station - would that be right?

    Sunday's route from Inverness to Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh is new territory for me; likewise Monday's run from Edinburgh to York. I have some gradient profiles and O.S. Landranger maps, but would really appreciate some recommendations for good video locations. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Yes steam is banned through Princes Street Gardens (tunnels) so yes it will go Suburban.
     
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    Evening all !

    Thursday the 9th April's stacking up to be a great day for mainline steam, not only does the mighty Scot blast up shap, http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t09/t0409a.htm
    but its followed less than an hour later by the Stanier 5's of Messrs Riley and Hitchen....
    http://www.uksteam.info/tours/t09/t0409r.htm
    I wonder if anyones got a spare rake of coaches that could be tagged on the back, just for effect !!!!!

    I dont usually need an excuse to book a day off work, but this will do anyway !!! \:D/
    Scout green for me and the Cosworth !!!

    Matt
     
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    Mine was booked a couple of weeks ago Matt! Thanks for the heads up on the two fives though, hadn't noticed that.

    Neil.
     
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    Re: Great Britian II Wednesday 8th April

    Yes - This is a late change. Revised times via Crewe not Chester will appear at uksteam shortly !
     
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