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Whistling Ghost V 17/06/17

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by NathanP, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. leander

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    Times now on RTT
     
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    It will be a long day, leaving Solihull just before 07:00 and getting back just after midnight, with a 45 minute drive getting to / from Worcester - certainly the longest day out I'll have spent on a charter. Good thing I have no plans on the Sunday!

    It should definitely be worth it though. The outbound path looks the best, once we leave the Oxford loop we'll have 1hr 40mins of non-stop running, whereas on the return the longest non-stop section is the 53 mins from Bristol to Swindon.
     
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    What does UCV stand for at Banbury?
     
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    Up Churwell Valley at a guess
     
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    Up Cherwell Valley.
     
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    Tickets were sent 1st Class on Wednesday, so fingers crossed for delivery today (Thursday) or Friday at the latest....Buzby is winging his (her?) way around the country as we speak.

    The times on our webiste are confirmed - http://www.vintagetrains.co.uk/whistling-ghost-v-saturday-17th-june/

    We are stopping at Blue Anchor in both directions.

    If anyone has questions or concerns, give the office a ring on 0121 708 4960 or to: tickets@vintagetrains.co.uk

    Cheers!
     
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    Thanks Ben got my tickets am today
     
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    Load 11, two good slips out of Tyseley, plenty of clag.
     
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    Steady progress at rowington
     
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    Approaching Widney Manor
    46233 approaching Widney Manor.jpg
     
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    Good run from Solihull to the Oxford water stop. Speed maintained in the high 60's to low 70's Leamington to Banbury and Banbury to Oxford. 73.5 topped passing Heyford.
     

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    Message from guard to inform us that due to a fire on a train at Swindon station, Network Rail are holding us at Challow in the loop until we can proceed.

    Will
     
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    Update on FGW Website:

    Due to the emergency services dealing with an incident at Swindon all lines are blocked.
    Impact: Train services running through this station may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 10:45 17/06.
     
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    Still at Challow. Nothing going west and it looks as though our day at Minehead has also gone west.
     
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    On the move again
     
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    Now away one hour down.
     

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