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Dartmouth Steam Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by TorbayTrains, Jan 10, 2015.

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    Better value is the rover ticket for £20.
     
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    Reported to be working 24th-26th August.
     
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    It has a 20 day contract so will be in service towards late August/September to use up its days. It is currently spare in case one of the service engines fails so may be out before hand.
     
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    Could you give a heads up when it is known when she is due a turn please
     
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    I've got a day off from work tomorrow and was thinking about heading down to the DSR. Can someone please advise which locos are out on the orange timetable and which way they currently face?

    Thanks in advance,
    James
     
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    4277 & 75014 are holding the fort at the moment, both facing S/box to Paignton.
     
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    Many thanks!

    James
     
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    Below are the proposed operating dates for 7752, these are subject to alteration should a home loco throw a wobbly...........

    Monday 21st August - Friday 25th August
    Monday 28th August - Friday 1st September
    Tuesday 5th September - Thursday 7th September
    Tuesday 12th September - Thursday 14th September
    Tuesday 19th September - Thursday 21st August

    She will be leaving the railway sometime on the Week commencing 25th September.
     
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    Just out of interest, as a lover of the Dartmouth Steam Railway, is the intention to stick with the heavy tanks? They are a pleasure to see at work. So in the short term 75014 and 7827, soon to be followed by 4555 and an S160?

    Guessing by the next time you need an engine it'll be 5239 or 4277?

    As a Tyseley volunteer though, I must say I'm looking forward to seeing the red engine at work when we come down :D

    Well done to all at Dartmouth for the railway you've achieved - our "holiday railway" which we love to visit
     
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    Thank you for your kind comments.

    Re the 2-8-0's, I can assure you they will be sorely missed. They are by far the most ideal Locomotives for us, economical to run & can take any train we can throw at them. If another one came available, we'd almost certainly have it.

    5239's Overhaul will be started in earnest soon, more details of this will be released shortly but she will be running again by 2020.

    4277's Overhaul will be started pretty much as soon as she returns from her Winter Jaunt up North. But there is expected to be some considerable work to do on her, so when she is planned to return is anyone's guess at the moment!

    We will have 75014, 4555, 7827 & the S160 for next year. However 7827 will not see use until around June as she has earnt a bottom end overhaul after Xmas, years of slogging up Goodrington Bank with heavy trains have taken their toll. 4555 should be running by April, so we will have a visitor early in the year to cover 7827 & the running in of 4555. The S160 is expected around July-August time, so another Summer visitor will be with us, just to cover the possibility of the S160 being late. Details of the 2 visitors will be released, once all the necessary paperwork has been formalised.
     
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    Thank you Rory, really interesting read and sounds like the future of steam on the DSR is going to be a colourful one. I must say I'm always impressed with the amount of mileage your locos must do day in day out during the season, obviously a testament to how looked after they are

    Well done and thanks for your reply
     
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    Whilst the weather hasn't been the kindest this week sat on the deck at our holiday cottage listening to 75014 and 4277 climbing from Goodrington has been a joy and one that will be missed
     
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    If you'll miss it that much you'll have to come and see at the CVR going to Ipstones!
     
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    Chris , you know I'll be joining you on the CVR, just need to sort those dates out
     
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    Had a great day on the railway on Friday. The crew on 75014 were obviously enjoying themselves especially on the last departure from Kingswear, fabulous sound! 4277 also sounded good, talking to the driver about how much she has in reserve, 7 on and she was sailing up the bank with little effort. Great railway, very friendly staff, loads to do, fascinating route and some lovely sounds! Many thanks.
     
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