Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by Sheff, Dec 6, 2013.
New Vacancy at CVR
Photos of 5197's test run to Ipstones today ready for this weekend's gala are now online at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank47524/albums/72157678757184801
Plus Facebook vid of 5197 on it's test run: https://www.facebook.com/frankosjunior/posts/1722589508038771
Not a bad way to start CVR25 Anniversary
Shots from this Weekend's Gala inc Gala Prep now online at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank47524/albums/72157679235721020 (All shots taken off my Mobile phone).
Shots from Monday's 'Bluebells' driver experience: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank47524/albums/72157678992807791
How do you follow up the first Double-headed S160s in the 21st Century? You do it again of course!
Following 5197 succesful return to service at the Winter Steam Gala 2017, starring alongside sister 6046 on the Cauldon Branch, we are going to operate a weekend dedicated to our operational pair of USATC S160s on 6/7th May 2017.
5197 and 6046 will double-head all day throughout the weekend, operating a train equivalent to the weight of 10 coaches from Kingsley & Froghall station to Ipstones Loop - therefore including the 4.5 mile climb of the Cauldon Branch!
Timetable will be released shortly, as will advance tickets for which there will be an online discount.
That 2nd one is a cracker!
Sounded like 6046 was pushing 5197 up the hill there!
5197 wasn't being worked too hard being fresh into traffic. Should be in better form for May.
Not a lot of news from the OAPway recently. Broken bones, ill health and absences have reduced our numbers over the last month or two. However we were in action this week with one of our favourite tasks - replacing the rubber pads between the concrete sleepers and flat bottom rails held in place with RD clips.
Keep up the good work Neil, hope to be with you as soon as I feel well enough.
You take it easy Jeff, don't rush back too soon Did I see in one of @NeilL 's pics that T-bar Tone has been mechanised ????
Yes T bar Tony is seen with his finger on the Bance throttle. However the standard T bar is still in use behind.
Good news Jeff, much missed on OAPWay......
5197 to haul all our Easter services
S160 5197 out today on service trains today, 12/4, photos can be seen at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frank47524/albums/72157679202790334
What is the regulator arrangement now on 5197? I gather it was previously a bit awkward as the gland is off centre to the right but it was converted to LHD in China resulting in a very long handle.
Had a go on it when it was first restored; the cross shaft used to twist when you pulled the handle, then the valve would open in a hurry
Not any more. She has been back converted so has the original as built set up similar to 6046. Though she has kept her air=powered reverser.
Not sure I understand. It looks as though it is LHD in the image.
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