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  1. John Petley replied to the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express - 14/10/17.

    It's strange that the RHTT programme still seems to be rather limited at the moment rather than running the full complement of trains. I don't think there's any scientific reason for leaf fall from trees in the vicinity of Network Rail to follow...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:36 AM
  2. John Petley replied to the thread The Bognor Belle, 21/10/17..

    Outline timings now up on the RTC website and still saying 46100 in charge. Couldn't find anything on Real Time Trains as yet. Return still stated to be via the Arun Valley Line then Dorking & Wimbledon. Times are as follows:- 09.43 dep...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 12:47 PM
  3. John Petley replied to the thread The Bognor Belle, 21/10/17..

    This seems a bit strange given that only on Thursday, I received an e-0mail from RTC which said the following:- Bognor Belle - Saturday 21st October 2017 We have received confirmation that the Bognor Belle on Saturday 21st October will be...

    Oct 14, 2017 at 1:41 PM
  4. John Petley liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 35018 British India Line.

    Martin - it was two class 8s on a two coach train. I doubt either of them was exactly being flogged! Tom

    Oct 14, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  5. John Petley replied to the thread The Bognor Belle, 21/10/17..

    There is a path for an RHTT train mid-afternoon on the Arun Valley line on weekdays, so I guess that a special could be accommodated, but as you say, it will be very tight. What is more, there are likely to be far more one-off restrictions for...

    Oct 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM
  6. John Petley liked Shep Woolley's post in the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 No. 60009 'Union of South Africa' pilots SR MN Class 4-6-2 No. 35018 'British India Line' up Giggleswick bank en-route to Carnforth

    60009-35018 1b.jpg 60009-35018 2b.jpg 60009-35018 3b.jpg Oct 13, 2017 at 12:18 PM
  7. John Petley replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    We can enjoy a bit of banter about the relative merits of the two engines but what struck me, seeing them coupled together, was their contrasting fates since the 1960s - 60009 being earmarked for preservation before the class were all withdrawn;...

    Oct 13, 2017 at 10:37 AM
  8. John Petley replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I think a bit of sympathy is called for here, After a brilliant start to the year wth the widely-acclaimed Bulleid gala and then the start of the Wareham services, our friends in Swanage have had a pretty rotten time recently - the prang...

    Oct 13, 2017 at 10:17 AM
  9. John Petley replied to the thread The Bognor Belle, 21/10/17..

    It will be interesting to see what route it takes. I doubt if a Scot has ever been gauged for the Brighton Main Line, let alone the return working through Horsham and Dorking. Still Duke of Gloucester, not the smallest of engines, went back up...

    Oct 12, 2017 at 9:32 PM
  10. John Petley liked The Saggin' Dragon's post in the thread 80079 leaving Barry.

    I expect this is quite well known but I only just found it; [MEDIA] They weren't hanging about ... ! Whatever happened to dead loco moves being limited to 25mph? Nice Hymeks too.

    Oct 12, 2017 at 10:49 AM
  11. John Petley replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Thank you, Nick. Your helpful update is most appreciated. If 41312 may not be in use this weekend, I presume this is more than just a short visit, in which case hopefully there may be a chance to see it at a later date. Anyway, I'll watch this space!

    Oct 11, 2017
  12. John Petley replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    If you are able to let me (or the forum in general) know whether it is planned to turn it, I'd be most grateful. I am wondering about coming over this Saturday to enjoy a ride behind the Ivatt and then take a picture or two. However, if the only...

    Oct 11, 2017
  13. John Petley replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Thank you, sir.

    Oct 11, 2017
  14. John Petley replied to the thread 30120.

    Time for a bit of humble pie from me here!

    Oct 11, 2017
  15. John Petley replied to the thread 30120.

    I think 30055 needs a bit more than an overhaul! It was scrapped over 50 years ago :) The Bluebell has neither the covered accommodation nor a slot in its workshop programme to undertake the necessary repairs on 30120 and the Mid Hants is...

    Oct 11, 2017