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  1. Sean Emmett 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 6:32 PM
  2. Sean Emmett attached a file to 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 6:58 AM
  3. Sean Emmett liked 1020 Shireman's post in 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 1:11 PM
  4. Sean Emmett 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 8:04 AM
  5. Sean Emmett liked Big Al's post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    I don't take 31.5 but I do take Dillicar (MP30). From MP30 to MP37.25 I made it 8 min 21 sec.

    Sep 21, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  6. Sean Emmett liked Where's Mazeppa?'s post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    Once again, a mere "like" wouldn't do the contribution of this log and its imminent follow-up the recognition it deserves, so sincere thanks for devoting the time and effort to providing the detail behind the headline stuff. I've come to regard...

    Sep 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  7. Sean Emmett replied to the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    Busily typing up the return, but as an aside I'd like to know how Tornado compared with other 13+ coach trains up Shap? IIRC on 46229's final tour she took 11 plus a 47 diesel up Shap at a minimum of 41 mph, so significantly better than Tornado...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 10:26 PM
  8. Sean Emmett attached a file to 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 19, 2017
  9. Sean Emmett liked 1020 Shireman's post in the thread The Border Raider with 60163 - 16/09/17.

    The Border Raider 16th September 2017 Oswald T's report and Sean's progress reports 'ontrain' said most things that needed to be said about the Raider but I thought it might be interesting to dig a bit deeper into the climbs as for many of us...

    Sep 19, 2017