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Royal Duchy 2017

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by gwr4090, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. free2grice

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    Timing schedule for the diesel + Royal Scot + ECS from Bristol TM to Southall.
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U54968/2017/09/03/advanced

    Thanks to 'The Man' for the update. <BJ>
     
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  3. Big Al

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    Pleased to see that Clan Line and the TBEx get priority pathing over the Duchy. If you are in the right place tomorrow at Tiverton Junction then you will get a shot of 28 flying passed the Scot as it takes water and waits in the loop.
     
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    Weather is thoroughly miserable with rain and strong winds down here at mo, thoughts are with the driver and firemen in conditions like these. Best of luck to both crews.
     
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    46100's registration ran out on 17th Aug. Not renewed!! Been stopped at end of WSR metals. No idea if it will be allowed on to NR.
     
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    Duchy has headed out from BTM - just 8 coaches behind a 57 and only 7 with passenger accommodation which might suggest why there have been so few this year.

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    It won't - diesel-hauled throughout, I'm afraid.
     
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    Last time they ran out coal and now this , it's just not good enough .
     
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    On the face of it it does seem to be an unforgivable cock up. Mind you, a similar thing happened to Tornado not so long ago when it was waiting to take over a tour at York. A paperwork issue prevented it from leaving the NRM yard onto NR metals. Computer said no.
     
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    Duchy with 57 on through Whiteball a short time ago. Bloody awful weather! Now to see what Clanline can pull out of the bag in these awful conditions!
     
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    Clan Line looked superb passing through platform 6 At Exeter St Davids. That really whetted my appetite for a trip over the South Devon banks behind 6100. To my horror train arrived behind a class 57 diesel. Did not board so waiting for next train back to Totnes. What a waste of time and money!


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  12. alastair

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    If these reports are correct thats very bad. Particularly as havnt it's owners just completed the first stage of becoming a TOC in their own right? This kind of thing does not augur well for it's success!
     
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    I sure it is easy to forget, I doubt you get a renewal letter from NR like you do from the DVLC for the car.
    Mind you in the age of computers ought to be able to set a reminder somewhere.

    Not Loco Services finest hour I guess with this and the coal issue on the last trip.
     
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    This is an entirely avoidable cock-up, and the sort of thing that puts me off booking for steam tours. If you're taking people's money for a steam tour, you make sure that you have all the ducks lined up in place.

    John
     
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    A bit unfortunate to say the least that it was allowed to go down from Southall. If a flag had been raised at that point there might have been time to fix the paperwork.
     
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    Can it still run on wsr metals?
     
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    It would be only fair to expect that, whatever the root cause, those responsible do the right thing by the customers let down.
     
  18. RalphW

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    Could it be that the paperwork was submitted, but the NR computer had not been told, something that I believe has happened in the past.
     
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    Out of interest, do operators have a way of checking paperwork is in order? It seems strange that this type of thing only emerges on the day.

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    S3090002.jpg What could have been the meeting of the two steam tours today at Tiverton Loop.
     
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