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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by Aurum Noble, 1 July 2012.
They are finally going? Sad to see the last of the gen I DMUs bow out.
They'll be sold to heritage lines, or that's the plan at least.
If I could afford it, I'd absolutely buy one we could have rails laid in the garden to stand it on, and, as we have the Chiltern line running right by our garden, I'd love to have it shunted along the line and craned over into the garden. It would make an excellent sun lounge.
I would like to think they may even have buyers already lined up, they would be great for the smaller heritage lines.
Build a sidings onto your garden and buy one for private trips onto the line lol.
Funny you should say that - our garden was actually the former goods yard for the station that is just shy of being at the bottom of the garden. Sadly, the one thing that wasn't under all the trees and shiz that we had to clear from the land was any kind of rail, otherwise a private siding could indeed be a thing
Something special happened on the East Coast Main Line this morning:
It's a nice idea but given the ECML setting they really should have had a Deltic in the lineup!
Haha - um, watch the BBC clip again.. (real close)
Hah! I hadn't watched the clip...and there it is! KOYLI I presume.
Got excited at the Deltic, but then saw its in the wrong colour and lacks headlights =p
With the addition of a Class 60, the full guest line-up has now been announced for the SVR Spring Diesel Festival (18-20 May). Unfortunately the 37 from the NRM (D6700) won't be available for maintenance reasons, so there should be 16 visiting locos. These will be:
Class 17 no. D8568
Class 20 no. 20189
Class 20 no. 20205
Class 31 no. 31271
Class 33 no. 33035
Class 33 no. 33108
Class 45 no. 45041 Royal Tank Regiment
Class 45 no. 45060 Sherwood Forester
Class 47 no. 47192
Class 47 no. 47828
Class 50 no. 50008 Thunderer
Class 55 no. 55022 Royal Scots Grey
Class 60 -- identity TBA
Class 66 -- identity TBA
Class 73 -- identity TBA
Class 88 -- identity TBA
Plus the SVR's home fleet, taken from:
Class 08 no. D3586
Class 09 no. D4100
Class 11 no. 12099
Class 14 no. D9551
Class 50 no. 50031 Hood
Class 50 no. 50035 Ark Royal
Class 50 no. 50049 Defiance
Class 52 no. D1015 Western Champion
Class 52 no. D1062 Western Courier
Obviously, with that lot, it's unlikely that every loco will be in action on every day!
It just occurred to me that this might be a good place to ask a question that has been bothering me since last October.
I travelled to Leeds by train for last years Ponycon, along the ECML. I was sitting on the west side of the train, and was not feeling overly well, so I had no idea where I was when the train passed a siding that had some old diesels parked up on it. I have been Googling to try to find its location, sadly to no avail.
Does anybody know where that was? I have an idea, but could be very wrong, that it was somewhere south of Doncaster, but really don't know. I was quite well medicated on codeine at the time, so the entire journey is a bit fuzzy to me It's probably lucky that the train terminated at Leeds, othrwise goodness knows where I might have ended up instead!
I've got my tickets! I'm a little disappointed that D6700 won't be there. I saw it in the workshop at the NRM prior to the announcement so I wasn't surprised and there's plenty more of interest in that lineup. The SVR have done it again!
There's Doncaster depot on the southern edge of Doncaster itself so that might be a possibility.
And finally, here are the promised photos from the Saturday of the March ( ) SVR Steam Gala:
Any chance I could have a high-quality copy of the 92 Squadron one for my desktop? I was trying to take pretty much the same photo, but you did a better job.
Sure! I won't post it here as it's a bit big for a forum post, but I'll PM you.
I spent the last weekend in the company of these 2 magnificent beasts. I was taking part in an exhibition with my LEGO club at the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway.
Full gallery here:
Particularly great to see "P&O" for the first time. A 'Merchant Navy' is a relatively rare sight.
Today is the last running day of the Bubble Car between Risborough and Aylesbury. they are expecting so many people to turn up, that they are running two of them coupled together.
Of course I was there earlier, and managed to get interviewed for BBC local news unsure if it was South or South East because I'm stupid and wasn't listening properly. Also I probably look somewhat bleary, cos I was fresh from my appointment with some eye laser surgery, and by rights should have been reclining at home with the curtains drawn, but hey....Bubble Cars are much more important (to me, anyway).
A few photos from the SVR Spring Diesel Festival. I didn't actually travel, but I did manage to pop into Bewdley station for a short time yesterday, which is when these were taken. Pictured are: 50008 Thunderer, 60100, 73965, 88003 Genesis and the Class 108 DMU.
88s look nicers than 68s xD
I overheard someone on the platform saying something like "At least the 88s look like they were actually designed."