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WCRC Special 11/11/17

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by wcmlbls1846, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. wcmlbls1846

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    Any of our Carnforth spies see No. 45699 outside the shed this afternoon?.....
     
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    Was wondering how long it would take before someone spotted it. I understand it's a special for Mr Smith. 45699 probably ran over that route back in the day.
     
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    How long since the last steam through Bradford Int.?
     
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    26D_M Part of the furniture

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    Has it had a change of livery for this sentimental journey perhaps? :-o
     
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    Unlikely as Galatea was allox to Bristol Barrow Road and Shrewsbury from about 1951 until withdrawal.

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    It's an outing for Carnforth staff I understand but who would want to go to Wakefield for the day? The livery change has been rumoured, I suppose it depends if they have got any green paint left over from 35018
     
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    Maybe enough for just one side of the loco? :);):cool::eek:

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    Running top and tail with a box as ? theres nowhere to turn at Bradford anymore...
     
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    But 45562 worked the routes and a lot of its bits are on 45699 ........
     
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    Rather depends, there are some OK pubs there and nice architecture and stuff!

    In terms of livery change black numbered 98699 would be a popular choice. ;)
     
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    Anyone know which way around the train will be leaving Bradford? Do we suspect arrival with 45699 & Diesel departure or vice versa?

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    I think it has to be diesel from Bradford to Monk Bretton. Presumably the routing is to allow it to be steam-hauled for most of the outward journey and all of the return.

    It's not going to Wakefield for the day - it only calls there on the return. It's a day out to Monk Bretton loop....the journey is obviously more important than the destination.
     
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    From what I can see, Monk Bretton loop seems to lead on to a freight only branch to Ardagh glass in the outskirts of Barnsley. After some rare track mileage perhaps?
     
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    Really? Sheffield to Cudworth? One would have thought that Bristol to York via Normanton would have been possible on occasion, but I stand to be corrected. Anyway, back to the trip.
     
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    Possibly. Or perhaps it's just a convenient stabling and watering point (at the loop for the coaches and Ardagh glass for the loco, I would imagine). I wonder if perhaps the passengers are being bussed to somewhere from Bradford and then dropped at Wakefield for the return.
     
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    45562 Alberta, withdrawn 4/11/67. Quite a coincidence (isn't it!) this special is heading for where the last Jubilee's finished off their working days 50 years ago.
     
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    45699 was in steam on Thursday .
     
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    So what's on this and what colour is it?
     

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