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Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Victor, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Victor

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    Is out and about this coming weekend. Timings ??......http://thedps.co.uk/

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    I don't know about that but it arrived where I'm working this morning.

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    Nice video Matt, looks like only running on one in first 2 clips???
     
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    Cheers Guy. Yes I thought that when I saw it that it didn't look like it was on both engines.
     
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    Good job it's not a road vehicle as it would fail an exhaust emissions test.
     
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    When is it next on a railtour?
     
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    Posted yesterday on their web site that The DPS have had to cancel the October tour. No reason has been given other than 'unforeseen circumstances'
     
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    Reliving the past, December 30th 2017, we're having Alycidon through Dewsbury and Batley again. A Pathfinder day tour, Deltic from York to Liverpool and return. AND........it's going over Copy Pit in one direction.
    Happy days.:Happy:
     
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    It would be fine - given it's age it would only be subject to a visual test to ensure it didn't obscure the view of traffic. Iirc, the MOT testing manual actually used to single out old two stroke diesels (back when there were still a few lorries about with them in) as particularly likely to be smokey but acceptable none the less!
     
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    Two shots of D9009 this morning at Denchworth foot crossing and approaching Mortimer.

    D9009 to Swanage.001.jpg D9009 to Swanage.003.jpg

    James
     
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    Goodness, that sight brings back a lot of happy childhood memories of the ECML... many, many thanks for posting that. Made a miserable day a good deal brighter :)
     
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    Thanks very much! :)

    About 4 weeks ago, I discovered a website with a large number of photos of Deltics on blue/grey stock on the Southern end of the ECML just after the wires had gone up. It provided inspiration for the shots at Denchworth...

    This is said website: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/98237420@N03/sets/72157635048151669/

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    Thanks for the link, James - lots to look at there! I certainly remember the inevitable BG at the start of a rake, and likewise Deltics hauling Metro-Camm Pullmans in part of a rake (I always thought the inverted livery very striking). But equally, sad to see them awaiting their last journey to Doncaster and my namesake sat there with no nameplates :(

    In your photos, I'm also pleased to see the route indicator blinds present which always looks good on a loco - I didn't mind the 'domino' look, but absolutely hated the plated-over look...
     
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    I was a young lad when I first witnessed a Deltic departing from Kings Cross. I remember the platform vibrating as the powerful beast roared out of the station.

    Who would have imagined that 35 years after the Deltics were withdrawn a member of the class is seen once again hauling a main line train of blue and grey Mk.2s.

    Many thanks to the Deltic Preservation Society and Pathfinder Tours. <BJ>
     
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    Here's my effort taken at a blustery Southampton Central this morning. A still from a video which I currently can't upload due to size.
    Now at work and awaiting its arrival at Salisbury.;) D9009 1Z45 Burton-Swanage 211017 1.jpg
     
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    Thing I remember from the first time I heard one start up (was it shut down?) at the Cross was how the rattling from the phasing gear assembly made it sound like someone was emptying a bag of spanners into a skip! :D
     

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