Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by BillyReopening, Apr 17, 2016.
According to ELR website 60009 is hopefully appearing there at Easter but also booked for the Autumn gala !
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Not who I was thinking about Dave Reynolds drove the wheel lathe
How do I put this, I hope Mr Riley has 2 years to change Mr Cameron's mind! But at the end John Cameron dosn't owe us anything does he? Just out of interest how far North, South, East and West has No9 made it? I make it Norwich in the East and Plymouth in the West.
Completely agree Mr Cameron has totally earned the right to do with 60009 as he sees fit, sad though his choice may be for many. The sadder situation is the same decision affecting the K4 and one can only hope he is open-minded enough to give someone else the opportunity he had when convincing Lord Lindsay to sell to him. Surely a credible plan for a secure operational future would be persuasive? There is a gap in the market for an LNER apple green liveried loco whose number ends in 2 carrying a 'Flying Scotsman' headboard!
Plymouth is probably the furthest south too. Redhill and East Croydon mark the furthest east in the South East and Southampton possibly the furthest south in the South East (if this makes sense?) Kent, sadly, is out of bounds. Off the top of my head, I can't remember whether No. 9 has ever run to Weymouth, but if not, that omission is due to be addressed this coming July.
I'll leave the furthest north for someone else to work out, but my guess (open to correction) would be Inverness.
Certainly been to Inverness on several occasions.
No 9 has been to Par, for sure. I have video of her climbing the Fowey valley between Bodmin Rd and Liskeard. Not sure if she's ever been further SW than that...? I think she's also been to Weymouth - or was that Bittern?
4464 has been in the rotation for Dorset Coast Expresses before. Last time was 2012 I believe.
That was 9the June, 2013. On 16th August, 2015 Union of South Africa hauled a Royal Duchy railtour from Bristol to Par but the loco unfortunately failed on the outward leg at Newton Abbot. <BJ>
Latest issue of Steam Railway has a list of ML trips for No.9:
- Several sections of The Great Britain nine day holiday excursion.
- June 17th, Paddington to Worcester.
- August 26th, Paddington to WSR.
- September 6th, Victoria to Weymouth,
- September 9th, Norwich to Chester.
SD: July 18th, two short circular trips, Berks and Hants (lunch), Windsor (evening).
July 23rd, Paddington to Weymouth.
She is also attending Galas at the Mid Norfolk (June), NVR (September) and ELR (Possibly Easter & October).
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She has definitely been as far as Plymouth as I was on the trip that she hauled. I remember it because the weather was appalling. The sea was splashing over the train at Dawlish. At Plymouth we didn't even leave the confines of the station due to the wind and torrential rain. Horrible day.
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Surely Holyhead is further west than Blackpool - and 60009 did several runs to Holyhead in 1990 as I travelled on one of the services.
60009 has worked to Holyhead although for the trip I went on it was appearing as Merlin
But Par is further west than Holyhead or Blackpool
She's been a lot more recently than that. Caught returning at Penmaenmawr on 10/08/08.
Actually what I care about most is that she is ready to haul GBX north from York at the end of April!
Not the only one as I'm planning on chasing this tour throughout most of Scotland now...
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