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Belmond Pullman 17/05/17

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by gwr4090, May 8, 2017.

  1. gwr4090

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    Not much sign of Clan Line going on test yet, though the next Belmond Pullman is only a week away (17 May to Bristol). Not sure if there is a standby loco.
     
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    I hear on the grapevine that Braunton will deputise again
     
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    Highly likely that UKsteam hasn't picked up the gauging issue at Thatcham that prevents Braunton from using the Berks and Hants route in the up direction.
     
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    That is correct. Return is via Swindon. I was showing the alternative path via Salisbury.
     
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    The UKSteam times show it via Newbury after Didcot! Something's amiss, I think. 'Tornado' is also shown as the likely loco - I hadn't realised it was in the south again.
     
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    At the moment the weather forecast is not looking good for the return journey
     
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    Tornado appeared on a BBC Look North video on Facebook last night in steam. Graeme Bunker confirmed Tornado would be on the BBP.

    James
     
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    Confirmed on Special Traffic Notice as 60163, subject to normal caveats about FTR exams.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    Depends if they need train heat
     
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    Every time I have seen the Surrey Hills belmond it has had it's own genny car for ETH in the train, surely the Bristol trip will be the same?
     
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    Tornado all prepped and ready to go. No diesel booked other than the usual shove out of Vic. Give us a wave if you are out seeing us.
     
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    Great! Give us a toot at Barnes Bridge.
    No plans for another ton today?
     
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    Tornado departed from London Victoria on time. The diesel arrived at Stewarts Lane at 09:00. :) <BJ>
     
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    Good to see Tonado today although I managed to get rather wet while waiting for her. :( <BJ>

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    Accelerating out of Bath through Sydney Gardens
     
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