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The Mayflower 11 September

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by claud hamilton, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Paul42

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    Station Depart Return
    London Euston 06:48 21:45 (Paddington)
    Slough 07:40 21:19
    Reading 08:15 20:48
    Newbury 08:41 20:23
    Exeter (Nunney Castle being attached) 11:53 17:45
    Plymouth Arrive 13:00 Depart 16:15
     
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    Slough suddenly seems like an attractive place to start from (everything is relative...)

    First shot of the day about 0900 near Crofton, then off the MHR Gala. I can think of worse ways to spend a Saturday.
     
  3. claud hamilton

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    Slough is where I shal be joining , but will need to leave Saffron Walden by 06.00 at the latest !
     
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    Sounds like a similar time I have to leave Haywards Heath staion to get to Paddington and my Grandad has to leave even earlier as he lives in Hailsham
     
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    I should go to Euston if you want to catch the train! :)
     
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    I understand 5029 will attach at Taunton,water in the Tiv loop..... I have Taunton 10.38-58 pl2........
     
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    We should be now. Has anyone else got their tickets. My Grandad hasn't yet.
     
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    Tickets arrived today, load is 4 Premier, 2 first, 1 buffet and 2 standard. Doesn't say about two tenders for Bitter or if each loco is having a support coach. Nunney is on at Exeter
     
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    Received my tickets today.
     
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    Ah good should get them in time then. 3:30 I've got be up but sure it'll be worth it.
     
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    Would imagine Bittern will still have 2 tenders or otherwise would need water stop before Exeter .
     
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    The combination of these two locos might be unusual, it may be more than a coincidence that they are both owned by the same person... perhaps he has made some request to pair them together on a run ?

    Brian
     
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    The plan has changed ! 5029 (no support coach) now on and off at Taunton. 2 tenders behind 60019.
    See www.uksteam.info/tours/t10/t0911b.htm (Return times to be added)

    David
     
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    It was never any different, actually, after the request was made for 5029 to assist over the Devon banks.

    JS
     
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    Taunton is sensible anyway. Saves a LE path to Exeter. Leaving Riverside yd on a sat lunchtime can be a challenge with even minor issues on up HSS services as crossing to the down without a stop in the stationrequires several mins. Tiv loop is a good option. In the up direction Exeter is much easier to detach+water as plat6 is generally lightly used. Whilst trying to give a "headsup" on the 7th Sept I was not able to be 100%certain.....!! The switch to Euston shows how challenging tours can be. Loss of platform s at Padd or restricted access for A4s at Padd all make for last min changes.

    Famous tours in the 1960s often innovated(60022 at East Putney) (2 USA s over Shap--canc!) This tour is in the same spirit
    In Europe Hungarian109.109 was paired with Bill Parkers' 5521........ Enjoy or stay away but please dont snipe. In Australia I was often told the Brits "whinge"
    I hope Aussies DONT read Nat Pres W .Highland thread--too much ammunition.!!!
     
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    Shame that the letter with the tickets says 5029 on and off at Exeter and that is what the lady in the office was saying this morning too, not that I care as more double heading is a bonus!
     
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    Had a call from RTC today to change my seats to coach G and I asked again when 5029 was coming on the train and the answer was definitely Exeter so who knows?
     
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    60019 West Drayton 07:30. Thanks to DRS 20304. <BJ>
     
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    SPOT ON TIME TWYFORD AND GOING WELL
     
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    10 minutes early at Heywood Rd Junction. Impressive sight evn just coasting down to Westbury. Was it held there for longer than the published minute ?
     

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