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The Saint David, 1/03/17

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by Bulleid Pacific, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Groks212

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    Must have been a very spirited run by Tornado or plenty of leeway in the timings as the train is only 15 minutes late arriving at Cardiff despite being 46 minutes late at Bath Spa.

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    Are you on the trip Sheff?

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    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Rather quick down Dauntsey I am told.....but not 90!
     
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    Sadly not, but been glued to RTT all day !!
     
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    Same here. Looking forward to the 29th April trip and hopefully another good run.

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    Yes, I'm on that, and also in posh dining in Oct to Newcastle :)
     
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    Put it this way, it was ever so slightly faster than our run through Peterborough behind said machine last August. Can't fault the crew and locomotive. Departure now put back to 17:00. Now enjoying Dydd Gwyl Dewi in Spoons.
     
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    RTT shows only 1 minute gained on the schedule between Swindon and Chippenham.
     
  9. Groks212

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    Are you taking your picnic basket on the 29th then?:) I'm also doing the 1st and 6th May trips , lets hope she gets passed for 90 mph running:D

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    You mean on The Robin Hood I presume?

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    That's the one. A veritable tour de force through Peterborough.
     
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    Yes, I remember it well :D

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    I'm sure that I recently saw a class 67 diesel next to Tornado on the S&C. ;) <BJ>
     
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    Apparently she was turned at Maindee Junction in Newport instead of turning on Cardiff triangle as planned. She's just returned back to Cardiff Canton.
     
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    Still not left then? Sapperton will be darknees instead of just faint twilight
     
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    image.jpeg Made a fine sight leaving Swindon, once crossed over from plat 3 to Down Main, nicely opened and could be heard chattering away toward Royal Wootton Bassett. Meagre shot from IPhone if technology works -
     
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    My humble offering from Rushey Platt. Nothing too special, what with the rather dull conditions. But, it was nice to film some mainline steam again.
     
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