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Tornado: Stevenage to Chester - 19/12/19

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by John Casingena, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. John Casingena

    John Casingena New Member

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    Anyone got the times for this tour tomorrow nothing on realtime trains yet

    Also the white rose to York via Leicester clun Castle no times for that yet
     
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  4. John Casingena

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    Thanks for that I take it the times don't go on realtime until a day before because the times for Saturday Christmas white rose are not on
     
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    I might see it leave Ferme Park in the morning. Night shifts do have some advantages!
     
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    Summertime and a spanking sunrise would have got me out of bed for it at that time of the morning but not mid December darkness.
     
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    It's completely unpredictable, sometimes they can be on 3 weeks in advance, sometimes no more than 1 or 2 days before. Only thing you can do is to keep checking!
     
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    Don't forget 60163 comes off at Leicester and goes to York, so only an 01.06 arrival.

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U52010/2019-12-19/detailed
     
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    I believe that it was because of the new timetable, at least that is why the times for the rerouted Dalesman were not confirmed until pm Monday for the Wednesday trip.
     
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    Thank goodness that the crews are all young lads. <BJ>
     
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    That needs a smiley face at the end!

    I am amazed that we enjoy this and other charters at the hands of people who really should be 'sitting by the fire in a pair of slippers' so to speak. But they wouldn't do it if they didn't enjoy it and what great enjoyment they bring. That said when you are on the train, every now and again you pick up the signs that maybe this is exactly what one or two of them should be doing. For another thread really but the whole business of succession on the footplate is quite a tricky one, I think. With the DBC 'youngsters', who all have their day job, it's not a problem but for everyone else it's a ticking clock.

    Anyway, I hope today goes well.
     
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    Left the Nuneaton water stop early and was looking good shortly afterwards going past Grendon
     
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    Ah well, I had hoped what is probably my last main line shot of the year would be in sun. There was still some just over 15 minutes earlier when the preceding Voyager headed west.

    Anyway - The A Team at Wardle !


    DSC_6009 60163 Wardle 191219.JPG
     
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    Tornado passing Alpraham in the closing stages of its journey from Stevenage to Chester.

    EOS 5D Mark IV_191219_0232.jpg

    Cheers
     
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    A couple from this morning, first at East Goscote:
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    Then at Dordon:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Youngsters most of them are not. Some are my age and I would struggle to survive the trips on the footplate let alone drive or fire. They have my greatest admiration
     
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    And again a few hundred yards north of Rugeley Trent Valley station racing north towards a lengthy stop near Stafford waiting time . IMG_9330a.jpg
     

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