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Title: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: grahame on January 12, 2019, 07:00:04 am
Special Train, Bristol Temple Meads to Mooreswater, Looe and Buckfastleigh - Branch Line Society, top and tail 2 x Brush 47

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Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Lose
Post by: SandTEngineer on January 12, 2019, 09:37:56 am
Lose...wheres that then..... ;D


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: grahame on January 12, 2019, 09:40:31 am
Lose...wheres that then..... ;D

Lost somewhere to the south of Coombe Junction Halt??


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: ChrisB on January 12, 2019, 12:19:25 pm
Any weblink(s) at all?


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: grahame on January 12, 2019, 12:49:15 pm
Any weblink(s) at all?

Couldn't find one [yet], Chris ... I had a look at the Branch Line Society website, but I'm not a member there ... and I think it's hidden behind their paywall.


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: bradshaw on January 12, 2019, 12:58:42 pm
Detail as quest of BLS, click on fixture and then click on tour title

https://www.branchline.uk/fixture.php
Both timings and routing are provisional and subject to confirmation but are validated by WCR and bid to Network Rail as follows:

Bristol Temple Meads P12 PU 08.10 - Taunton P2 PU 08.59 - Fairwater Yard Goods Reception - Tiverton Parkway P1 PU 09.37 - Exeter Riverside Yard Down Goods (on the Up side) - Exeter St Davids P6 PU 10.14 - Newton Abbot P3 - Totnes P1 PU/SD 10.51 - Plymouth P4 PU/SD 11.25 - Liskeard (rev) - Tarmac Moorswater (rev) - Looe (1 hour break/rev) - Coombe Jn (rev) - Liskeard (rev) - Plymouth P8 (photo stop) PU 17.07 - Totnes P2 PU 17.40 - South Devon Railway RM - Totnes RM - Newton Abbot P1 - Exeter St Davids P5 SD 20.04 - Tiverton Parkway P2 SD 20.25 - Taunton P5 SD 20.41 - Castle Cary - Westbury Avoider - Heywood Jn (rev) trailing crossover - Hawkeridge Curve - Bath Spa P1 SD 21.59 - Bristol Temple Meads P15 SD 22.16.


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: stuving on January 12, 2019, 01:38:31 pm
Lose...wheres that then..... ;D

Lost somewhere to the south of Coombe Junction Halt??

No, Lost is ... surely you remember where?


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: PhilWakely on January 12, 2019, 06:50:57 pm
Detail as quest of BLS, click on fixture and then click on tour title

https://www.branchline.uk/fixture.php

Link is incorrect! should be https://www.branchline.uk/current-fixtures.php (https://www.branchline.uk/current-fixtures.php)

Tour is already full!


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: bobm on January 12, 2019, 08:23:36 pm
I assume looking at the routing that it will traverse the crossover from the mainline to the branch at Liskeard with passengers possibly on board.  Has that happened before?


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: bradshaw on January 12, 2019, 08:59:08 pm
BLS are asking NR if it is possible
“As many are aware, passenger use of the significant 'strategic connection' between the main line and the branch at Liskeard is not normally permitted and an approach has been made to Network Rail to clarify the current position” - from website


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: MVR S&T, was justdarkbeer on January 12, 2019, 09:24:24 pm
https://photos.signalling.org/picture?/1973/category/128-liskeard

Quite a few point clips required to run through a goods yard then..

It depends it NR are in a good mood or not I guess. Or even if a hundred ton loco can use the track at all.


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: grahame on January 12, 2019, 09:44:46 pm
Or even if a hundred ton loco can use the track at all.

Well - the Moorswater cement trains can


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: MVR S&T, was justdarkbeer on January 12, 2019, 10:00:12 pm
Over to Network rail then.
We had the Branch line society at our Railway, the Moors Valley Railway, only a 7.25 inch gauge railway, but fully signalled to BR practice, and they even wanted to run a train over our turntable and across the car park on temporary rails, which we did run for them!


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: martyjon on January 12, 2019, 11:27:52 pm
I assume looking at the routing that it will traverse the crossover from the mainline to the branch at Liskeard with passengers possibly on board.  Has that happened before?


Yes, it was a few years ago now, a Top and Tailed Pathfinders Tours ramble included the Looe branch in its entirety but it was a case of most pax walking through most of the train to alight at Looe. 


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: martyjon on January 12, 2019, 11:50:00 pm
View

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lc8zPBqZXE

on YouTube


Title: Re: 3rd Feb 2019 - excursion Bristol to Looe
Post by: rogerw on January 13, 2019, 10:41:09 am
Certainly in the past it has been normal for passengers to have to walk between the main platform and the Looe platform while the train shunts.  Maybe NR will be more accommodating this time but I will keep a look out for flying pigs.



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