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Author Topic: Sir Nigel Gresley railtour 5th December '22  (Read 311 times)
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« on: December 05, 2022, 07:27:00 pm »

Having disappeared in the direction of Bristol about 30 minutes late, at the end of the afternoon the train didn't appear at the expected time, and around an hour and three quarters later was announced as cancelled from Bath back to London Victoria. Not sure what happened to it (or the people who intended to be aboard it...)

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2022, 07:41:49 pm »

It''s showing on RTT» (Real Time Trains - website) as (1) cancelled, and (2) running nearly two hours late (left Bath 18:51, currently passing Uffington). I will most likely miss it coming through Wokingham, especially if it's hauled by its friend at the other end (which I just caught sight of on the way out).
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2022, 07:45:41 pm »

Thanks for this. Perhaps it's the Schroedingers train, simultaneously cancelled and running.

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2022, 08:06:08 pm »

Pictured at Chippenham around 7pm. https://twitter.com/jackboskett/status/1599853417987379200?t=cBegRr8hryvrYLnQ-kn3ZQ&s=19
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2022, 10:49:48 pm »

Arrived in Victoria 94 late, just for complete-ness.
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2022, 06:00:43 am »

Arrived in Victoria 94 late, just for complete-ness.
Are the patrons of this service entitled to Delay Repay?
I’ll get my coat.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2022, 07:37:34 am »

Arrived in Victoria 94 late, just for complete-ness.
Are the patrons of this service entitled to Delay Repay?
I’ll get my coat.

In the case of a steam train, they have had a longer experience and will be asked to pay a surcharge.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2022, 09:04:36 am »

The last couple of excursions have been switched into Bath Spa's up platform, hence the sight yesterday of an iep held for a few minutes awaiting a path. Is the down platform no good for them, does anyone know?

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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2022, 01:02:17 pm »

Video from various places, including from Oldfield Park at around 6'30" of the switch from the up main to the down main and an iep waiting hopefully patiently.

The author also gives the reason for the late return journey as down to a delayed delivery of coal at Bristol.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEGc5EaaES4

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