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  1. 1020 Shireman liked Will RL's post in the thread Swanage Belle - 21st September.

    [ATTACH] It's an app on my phone. Wouldn't say it's the most accurate as at the end of the day it's on a phone... but it certainly covers a lot of aspects

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  2. 1020 Shireman liked Where's Mazeppa?'s post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    For the purposes of comparison, there doesn't seem to be anything immediately to hand that fulfils both of the two conditions of "pass Appleby" and "Load 13". Your own logs of the October 1995 Time Trials with DoG and 46229 over this section are...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 6:58 PM
  3. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    We did have enough time to wander down the platform to have a chat with the crew and get a close look at the big green engine last April. Still looking forward to the Southern bit, BSK-EXC, but pretty sure the best performances will be on the...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 6:56 PM
  4. 1020 Shireman liked Where's Mazeppa?'s post in the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    Perhaps what is on offer with the UKRT/ MNLPS "Wessex Express" in November, and/ or subsequent reincarnations of the same formula in 2018 (hinted at in the latest UKRT brochure), might present some sort of solution to the accessibility problems...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 6:43 PM
  5. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    The timings are why South Walians rarely do trains on the Southern anymore. It's not worth an overnighter for the crawl out of Victoria; almost 2 hours to Basingstoke??? As it is we have to catch the 0600 from BRI to make sure we get there. With...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 11:49 AM
  6. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Swanage Belle - 21st September.

    What bit of kit did you use?

    Sep 22, 2017 at 11:12 AM
  7. 1020 Shireman liked Sean Emmett's post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    Typing up the return taking longer than expected, but here's the run as far as Long Preston. Power outputs to be added later. On the day I was impressed with the start out of Carlisle, and looking at the stats it only gets better. OK Tornado...

    Sep 22, 2017 at 11:09 AM
  8. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Atlantic Coast Express UKRT/MNLPS 23/09/17.

    Be hard to stay awake from Reading with those timings.

    Sep 21, 2017 at 7:31 PM
  9. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    Sorry for not replying earlier Sean. I was milepost side and my timing for 31 1/2 to 37 1/4 was 7m 3.21s.

    Sep 21, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  10. 1020 Shireman liked Where's Mazeppa?'s post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    A quick look at records of Preservation–era Shap climbs with Load 13+ suggest that the two main comparators to 46229’s run are going to be with DoG’s awesome performance on 21.10.2006, recorded by Sandy Smeaton (RPS Milepost 27 ¾ Jan. 2007); and...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 11:52 AM
  11. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread Ebor Flyer - A1ST and Tornado: 14/04/18.

    It's a different scenario. Bittern only had a limited ticket for the 3 90 mph runs, not a full 90 mph ticket. Way too early to be speculating. Getting boring already. How about putting it to bed until the New Year??? (Ducks for cover)

    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:43 PM
  12. 1020 Shireman liked J Shuttleworth's post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    There is a standard set of rules (notice periods, delivery etc), which have been agreed between all charter TOCs and NR planners and are there to ensure fair play; it is a fundamental that NR, as a monopoly supplier, has to demonstrate equal...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM
  13. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    Thanks Shaun. Pretty much what was said by the crews. Not pushed too hard due to the weather and rail head conditions. looking forward to Part 2..

    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:13 AM
  14. 1020 Shireman liked Sean Emmett's post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    Here's my provisional log of the outward journey. Pretty much as recorded, and therefore perhaps too much detail - especially Crewe to Preston! Apologies. Will review and upload a streamlined version. But folk are always asking how fast was it...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:11 AM
  15. 1020 Shireman replied to the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    KGX-Newcastle is the route I was thinking is most likely to be done with a 90mph certified engine.

    Sep 19, 2017 at 4:34 PM