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Tornado Paddington/Penzance 29/05/17

Discussion in 'What's Going on' started by alastair, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    If Pathfinder are using D9009 on their June tour then I'd hazard a guess that the answer is "yes."
     
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    Brilliant finally get to see a deltic
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    Before getting too excited, I'd await an announcement from the organisers as to what exactly will be on the front from Penzance.
     
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    It's not a given, Pathfinder are using DRS quite a bit this year, and they sign Deltics, having done a couple of light engine moves.
     
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    I see. In 2012 D9009 and 60163 worked the Elizabethan. Who crewed that?
     
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    DB. DRS signing Deltics is a relatively new thing.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    No it isn't.
    One healthy PU and one not too good one...like that since last railtour in Cornwall.
     
  9. D7076

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    Some DRS men have signed deltics for years. What's changed is 55009 in now on the DRS safety case...

    As June was 1015(therefore DBC train),55009 will be the same,one would assume.
     
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    How many operational Deltics are out there?
     
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    Four.2 and 22 mainline registered but only one health power unit,9 mainline registered and two power units,19 Two power units and preserved line use only.
     
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    And the engine hours on Alycidon are supposed to be very high as well.
     
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    Contacted UKR and they are awaiting an announcement from A1SLT as to what the replacement loco will be.
     
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    £50,000 repair bill if anyone is feeling charitable...
     
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    free2grice Part of the furniture

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    The bookings are going well. <BJ>
    ''First Class Dining and Non Dining are virtually full and online bookings have closed. Please call the office to check if any seats remain.
    You can still book Standard Class online''.
     
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    Don't let's digress too much but this is a trip that has particular enthusiast appeal yet Standard is less full than First Class and Dining. That fact is a hard one to ignore and only goes to show that operators are right in targeting the high end and dining market.
     
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    Indeed. Maybe food for thought for a few on this forum who have often and stridently maintained that "real steam enthusiasts" only travel in standard? Absolutely not the case in my experience!
     
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    But given the length of the trip, this enthusiast is doing it in first class, much of how I like to enjoy my tours nowadays ;-)

    Well apart from The Tin Bath where standard class is at the front throughout
     
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    They could probably get away with just one standard class carriage these days. Every trip I do, I thank goodness that my enjoyment in standard is being cross-subsidised by the other classes. Equally, I'm glad I've done what I've achieved whilst the sun shone, so everything else is a bonus. Have just entered my third decade, so in reflective mood...
     
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    Any idea for the load? It states a limited number - I'm thinking 8 + support? Surely 9+ support would be too many for the banks?
     

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