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Vintage Trains Polar Express 2023

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Sidmouth, Nov 24, 2023.

  1. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    7029 Clun Castle kicked off the 2023 season of Polar Express with Friday and some Saturday trains down the North Warwickshire line to Whitlocks end

    [​IMG]Vintage Trains Polar express 2024 by Martin Creese, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Vintage Trains Polar express 2024 by Martin Creese, on Flickr
     
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    What's the running to Whitlocks all about ?
     
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    Pathing I believe
     
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    unlike last year with no chilterns north of Banbury , paths are a little more at a premium and so easier to go to Whitlocks End . What is noticeable so far is workings are running behind services trains so I'm not expected the energetic running enjoyed last year . Also forget Shirley as the workings coincide with a stratford stopper
     
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    7029 Clun Castle approaching Widney Manor with the today's second Polar Express.

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    Widney Manor on the 14:55



    Shirley on the 16:55 from Whitlocks End

     
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    Saturday at Bentley Heath Crossing:

     
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    Caught the first two runs of yesterday from Dorridge in the sunshine, first at Tyseley and then later on approaching Widney Manor at Solihull Meadow.

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    Staying in Birmingham with work tonight, is there anywhere I can find the timings for the Polar Express trains?
     
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    No polars today, but there is a charter from York 2013-2028 at New Street.
     
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    Close on the heels of 12.08 Stratford to Worcester, the first Polar Express of the day approaches Tyseley with 7029 in charge.


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    Much better weather than I've had all day. Fog, fog and more fog. Should have headed to the Midlands it seems.
     
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    7029 Clun Castle storms past Widney Manor in frosty conditions earlier today.

     
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    Today's 13.06 & 15.06
     
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    It looks as though Vintage is providing its passengers with a proper steam experience. That's good to see.
     
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    Footage from my eldest of todays Polar Express . We missed the 7pm from Dorridge . Many thanks to Kev Cronin and Sam Perry of the footplate for providing th soundtrack
     
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    Saturday's hoar frost at Widney Manor as captured by my youngest
     
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