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LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2017

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by Big Al, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. 60017

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    Agreed! Assuming she is still at the head of the train and doing the work :eek:
     
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    I wouldn't have thought they would have let a 47 out then looped it so soon?

    Who knows, possibly a fault with the livery? ;)
     
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    Train is on the back road at Carnforth now....2 hours early. Well done BIL.
     
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    So that's light, light loaded and fully loaded test run's all complete. Should be on the front of something this month.
     
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    No Dalesman next week.....There is a Fellsman but that's fully booked but somehow I doubt if she will be out on that, more likely the Chester Dalesman on the 18th, keeping the first run in house...
     
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    WCR says 18th full. So we will be at the mercy of the stewards. I fully agree with everything you say about everything Ralph!
     
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    we can but hope, So, the Total of Mainline Registered Merchant Navy's has hopefully doubled today, in this week, a week that has seen 28 back on its old stamping ground, the MHR host 4 Pacific,s 50 years since steam was meant to finish for good on Southern Region.
     
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    and here she is nearly home:-

     
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    BIL LE 1b.jpg

    SR MN class 4-6-2 No. 35018 'British India Line' now devoid of 'Bodmin' nameplates works through Eldroth on its test run around the Carnforth circuit

    BIL LE 3b.jpg

    Seen emerging from Gisburn tunnel, SR MN class 4-6-2 No. 35018 'British India Line' going well on today's test run
     
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    BIL at Bentham this afternoon:
     
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    Pedant mode engaged, hasn't she been mainline registered for a few weeks now after the various test runs?
     
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    Correct me if i'm wrong but a loco's mainline certificate does not come into force until she has undergone an light test (engine and brake) and then a loaded test only once these have been ran and the engine passed as fit, and signed off does the certificate become valid, whilst on test, the engine has a temporary permission to test to enable it to run on NR.
     
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    35018 on her loaded test run at Starricks Farm , Clapham, Long Preston and Wilpshire bank .

     
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    I understand that new nameplates are being made at the moment.
     
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    Looking at, and listening to that last loaded test run, its not going to be a rush job for that name plate!
     
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    Why, what's wrong in your opinion?
     
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    Doesn't sound as if it is on top of its game just yet. Perhaps fit the attached to it and it would go better over the S&C? :cool:
     

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    Doesn't look like its steaming well, steam whisping from places it shouldn't normally, and it sounds off key. Compared to Clan line and other MN's for example.

    (and there is some work to be done on finalising that paint job)
     

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