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Author Topic: Old Oak Common Open Day - Saturday 2nd September 2017  (Read 11790 times)
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« Reply #60 on: September 02, 2017, 07:23:26 PM »

Does anybody know why the prototype HST power car 41001 was in the shed and not outside (I didn't actually venture far into the shed to investigate due to the number of people)?
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« Reply #61 on: September 02, 2017, 09:08:59 PM »

Link to the photos I took at OOC today:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8VBuNEcQ7EgUHFsQnliOF96VVk
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« Reply #62 on: September 02, 2017, 09:15:42 PM »

Does anybody know why the prototype HST power car 41001 was in the shed and not outside (I didn't actually venture far into the shed to investigate due to the number of people)?

To quote the 125 group "Nothing to worry about. It's just getting a wheel bearing done."

Taking advantage of the facilities on offer, no doubt.  Grin

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Some of my photos from the day: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132934438@N06/sets/72157686110234353/
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« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2017, 01:21:29 PM »

Does anybody know why the prototype HST power car 41001 was in the shed and not outside (I didn't actually venture far into the shed to investigate due to the number of people)?

It was part of the deal to get it to the event. It needed a bogie removal due to a hot wheel bearing. OOC had a suitable bogie drop and in the photo below, you can see its front bogie in the centre with the enormously extended springs. A classic case of win-win for all parties.

The 57 bogie to the right was from under the lifted body of my third photograph above from yesterday.
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« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2017, 03:30:44 PM »

Saw the Hymek pictured on the back of a low-loader, on the M4 (eastbound) near Reading last week, so now know where it was going.
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« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2017, 05:44:07 PM »

Hmmmm, shouldn't this have been at the event?  Wink


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« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2017, 08:13:35 AM »

Link to the photos I took at OOC today:

Many many thanks.  Lovely shots.  Much appreciated Grin
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« Reply #67 on: September 04, 2017, 08:24:46 AM »

Link to the photos I took at OOC today:

Great shots.  Many thanks again  Grin
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« Reply #68 on: September 04, 2017, 01:06:43 PM »

Thanks to all involved for a fantastic day from start to finish. Any WR diesel fan couldn't have wished for a better line-up and the steamies provided the icing on the cake. The weather was perfect and the staff absolutely great. I hope GWR appreciate the dedication and enthusiasm of their personnel.

I followed up the day with a Sunday visit to Didcot, to complete the GWR weekend binge. Marvellous!

 
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« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2017, 07:44:49 AM »

Finally caught up with 43093 out in the wild..



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« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2017, 06:45:44 AM »

Finally caught up with 43093 out in the wild..

Taunton ?
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« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2017, 06:10:26 PM »

Finally caught up with 43093 out in the wild..

Taunton ?
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Swindon, I thought.
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« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2017, 01:53:35 AM »

Very funny.  Roll Eyes

I'm starting to cross names off my Christmas card list - which wasn't very long to begin with.  Shocked

CfN.  Grin

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