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  1. gricerdon replied to the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017.

    LE moves for Clan Line. Thursday 29th June. 2101 Crewe to Didcot 0157 (Fri). Friday 30th June 1119 Didcot to Stew Lane 1337 via Acton, RL all the way. Looking good if a little tight for its first run on 5th July.

    Jun 23, 2017 at 3:28 PM
  2. gricerdon replied to the thread Clan Line Overhaul and Return to Traffic.

    Ah oui. Dordogne?

    Jun 22, 2017 at 7:10 PM
  3. gricerdon liked free2grice's post in the thread Torbay Expresses 2017.

    I find it rather ironic that the locomotive that caused lineside fires last weekend, resulting in the Torbay Express being diesel hauled, has since hauled a heavy Pullman train around London and the Surrey Hills. To rub salt into the wounds it...

    Jun 22, 2017 at 11:22 AM
  4. gricerdon liked 30567's post in the thread Dalesman 2017 from York or Chester to Carlisle.

    Having been on tenterhooks since Saturday, first with the possibility of a ban and then with the possibility of 48151 being replaced by a diesel, it turned out to be an excellent day out yesterday. I spoke to one or two people and it seems the 8F...

    Jun 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
  5. gricerdon replied to the thread Belmond Private Charters.

    Be nice to hear your take Wayne

    Jun 20, 2017 at 9:37 PM
  6. gricerdon replied to the thread Dalesman 2017 from York or Chester to Carlisle.

    Oh dear another chance to have a final (?) run behind this superb loco on maximum load lost. Its a very long way to go in hope rather than certainty.

    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:11 PM
  7. gricerdon replied to the thread Belmond Private Charters.

    If it is DL free I would be amazed as London is much hotter than Bristol was on Sunday

    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:48 PM
  8. gricerdon replied to the thread Belmond Private Charters.

    There's nothing wrong with No 9. The fires were caused by sparks from the chimney due I understand by poor coal

    Jun 20, 2017 at 7:45 PM
  9. gricerdon replied to the thread 60009.

    I have it on good authority that it wasn't brake or lubricator oil problems, but sparks from the chimney

    Jun 20, 2017 at 4:26 PM
  10. gricerdon liked staffordian's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    For the avoidance of doubt, my reference to weeds was rather poorly judged; I was thinking more of the potatoes and other plants which seemed to be sprouting very strongly in the thread rather than any issues with lineside vegetation.

    Jun 19, 2017 at 9:46 PM
  11. gricerdon replied to the thread Whistling Ghost V 17/06/17.

    Great clips. We were doing 74 mph at Yatton

    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:30 PM
  12. gricerdon liked guycarr360's post in the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017.

    2 wrongs don't make a right, but how about the passengers on TBEL, who were deprived of their motive power, due to the knee jerk. As for the comment about running a charter with a rear gunner, IF, the loco, and stock is air braked, then enough...

    Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15 PM