RailUK Forums
RailUK Forums > Other Forums > Trip Planning & Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 13th November 2016, 23:21   #121
iantherev
Member
 
iantherev's Avatar
 
Join Date: 3 Apr 2011
Location: Axminster
Posts: 364
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowley View Post
I'll tell you what Tech, that bank behind any good loco is one of the greatest underrated railway journeys in this country. The scenery is magnificent too.
I'm currently on a 153 between teignmouth and dawlish on my way home from having a curry with the father who lives in teignmouth.
I got on, used the facilities in the 150 (I'll check the numbers when I get to St Davids don't worry guys ) and decided that the 153 was definitely the most relaxing ambience of the two and settled in a 4 plus table to write this. Half the lights in the 153 seem to have packed up which is definitely helping with the whole relaxed mood thing (ooh, just leaving Starcross now!).
OK, stop writing now Cowley you've probably had one too many

Exminster straight flat out. Feel the power!!

Never have I done this before, the driver looked at me like I was a lunatic. Especially when I realised I'd forgotten, turned around and ran back up the platform at St Thomas.
153380
150266.

What's happening to me!?
You're lucky to get a 150/2 - usually out of Exeter it's a Doxbox combined with a 150/1 or a 143 so no through gangway.
iantherev is offline   Reply With Quote
Registered users do not see these banners - join today!
Old 14th November 2016, 01:22   #122
Cowley
I'm only here to relax
Established Member
 
Cowley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 15 Apr 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 2,650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iantherev View Post
You're lucky to get a 150/2 - usually out of Exeter it's a Doxbox combined with a 150/1 or a 143 so no through gangway.
It was nice with the lights in half the 153 not working sitting in semi darkness seeing the lights over the water going up the Exe, very relaxing
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---
Quote:
Originally Posted by 55013 View Post
Crikey.
There were thirteen 50s that I never managed to get and you had four of them that day - 50006/50011/50013 & 50014!
Talk about jealous.

The only loco that I had from Central to St David's was 50019, which I've had a few times since.
That sounded like a good trip, I needed two of the Peaks (103 and 136), but I've had all the others, had to check in the book for one of the 33s though.
I really liked 50006 it was one of my favourite 50s, but I wasn't all that keen on Centurion. As I said somewhere else though Triumph has always been my favourite, it did well to survive in the end. It was looking rough when it was a departmental loco, always had a good engine though, there were some that were much better than others.

Last edited by Cowley; 14th November 2016 at 01:22. Reason: Double post prevention system
Cowley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2016, 01:41   #123
D841 Roebuck
Dilettante iconoclast.
Established Member
 
D841 Roebuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: 17 Mar 2012
Location: Rochdale
Posts: 1,062
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55013 View Post
Crikey.
There were thirteen 50s that I never managed to get and you had four of them that day - 50006/50011/50013 & 50014!
Talk about jealous.

The only loco that I had from Central to St David's was 50019, which I've had a few times since.
Don't be too jealous, you're currently one ahead of me!

Mind you, 50021 and 50029 both still exist, and are required...
__________________
Current Network Rail shacks 881 (31/12/16)
YTD new shacks (incl light rail/LUL) 0; YTD red pen 0; Mileage 0
D841 Roebuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2016, 11:49   #124
Cowley
I'm only here to relax
Established Member
 
Cowley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 15 Apr 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 2,650
Default

I bet you guys have had plenty of Deltics? One thing I didn't get close to having on the mainline. I wish I'd made the effort to do 55022 on the Ramsgate trains in the 90s, an eternal regret that one.
Cowley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2016, 13:51   #125
D841 Roebuck
Dilettante iconoclast.
Established Member
 
D841 Roebuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: 17 Mar 2012
Location: Rochdale
Posts: 1,062
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowley View Post
I bet you guys have had plenty of Deltics? One thing I didn't get close to having on the mainline. I wish I'd made the effort to do 55022 on the Ramsgate trains in the 90s, an eternal regret that one.
Had 12 in total, with one still needed:
Mainline: 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 17, 21, 22
Preserved: 2, 9, 16, 19
Still required: 15 (and, I suppose, the prototype... )
__________________
Current Network Rail shacks 881 (31/12/16)
YTD new shacks (incl light rail/LUL) 0; YTD red pen 0; Mileage 0
D841 Roebuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2016, 12:47   #126
AJM580
Member
 
Join Date: 31 Jan 2016
Location: Norwich
Posts: 274
Default

Had all of the preserved ones including 2, 9, 19 and 22 on the main line Had 22 on Anglia,Virgin service trains - the trips with 22 on the Anglia runs were truly great
AJM580 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2016, 09:15   #127
55013
Established Member
 
55013's Avatar
 
Join Date: 4 Sep 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 1,148
Default

The number of Deltics I've had is actually very poor.
My first few years as an enthusiast were spent spotting rather than getting haulages.
I remember my first visit to Doncaster and falling in love with them.
55009 was the first I saw, on platform 1.
I stood next to it and the floor was shaking beneath my feet.
That deep bass rumble was heaven.
After that I made numerous trips to Donny but only to watch them.
My first actually haulage was 55002 in November 1981.
A mate and I did the "Deltic Scotsman" (not to be confused with the "Deltic Scotsman Farewell" a few weeks later.)
KOYLI worked York - Leeds (where we boarded - I vividly remember watching it come round the corner into the platform, with the hairs on the back of my neck standing up.) - Skipton - Carlisle - Newcastle - Edinburgh Suburban Lines - Inverkeithing (run round) - Waverley.
Due to greasy tracks 55002 lost a lot of time on the Tyne Valley and the planned break at Edinburgh was knocked on the head.
In order to make up time, rather than wait for 55002 to be refuelled as planned, 55013 was taken from Haymarket and used for the return leg.
The Black Watch worked up the ECML to York then round to Leeds, where we left.
It then worked on to Bradford Exchange before running round and heading back to York.
The run back also stopped at Leeds and it's one of my great regrets that we couldn't stay on until the second Leeds stop, but my parents were waiting to pick us up.
In a nutshell, I've had all the preserved ones but only one that got scrapped.
Looking back over my cranking life it's my biggest disappointment - that I stood on the platform at Doncaster watching those monsters leave and never once did a round trip to York or Retford

Roebuck - there are no surviving 50s that I need, so my numbers will never rise.
Yet another
__________________
A few photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128669677@N02/
2017 winners - Haulages: 117 Stations: 132
55013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2016, 09:43   #128
Keith Jarrett
Member
 
Keith Jarrett's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10 Aug 2010
Location: Greater London
Posts: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fishquinn View Post
KJ - I'm only 14 and I don't even need 292 or 270!
Yeah, accepted that 270 & 292 have both worked in recent years but FQ, how many extant strummers do you need? And have you had over 93% of the class? And every member of the class that has been ETH fitted? I suspect not.

And for those who are blissfully unaware, duffs were also referred to as Big Blue Strumming Devices (or Strummers for short) in the late 70s. That was of course when they could turn up almost anywhere in the country and before HSTs kicked them off many front line duties.....
__________________
An Elder Statesman of bashing - on the rails since February 1978!
Keith Jarrett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th November 2016, 19:28   #129
Cowley
I'm only here to relax
Established Member
 
Cowley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 15 Apr 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 2,650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55013 View Post
The number of Deltics I've had is actually very poor.
My first few years as an enthusiast were spent spotting rather than getting haulages.
I remember my first visit to Doncaster and falling in love with them.
55009 was the first I saw, on platform 1.
I stood next to it and the floor was shaking beneath my feet.
That deep bass rumble was heaven.
After that I made numerous trips to Donny but only to watch them.
My first actually haulage was 55002 in November 1981.
A mate and I did the "Deltic Scotsman" (not to be confused with the "Deltic Scotsman Farewell" a few weeks later.)
KOYLI worked York - Leeds (where we boarded - I vividly remember watching it come round the corner into the platform, with the hairs on the back of my neck standing up.) - Skipton - Carlisle - Newcastle - Edinburgh Suburban Lines - Inverkeithing (run round) - Waverley.
Due to greasy tracks 55002 lost a lot of time on the Tyne Valley and the planned break at Edinburgh was knocked on the head.
In order to make up time, rather than wait for 55002 to be refuelled as planned, 55013 was taken from Haymarket and used for the return leg.
The Black Watch worked up the ECML to York then round to Leeds, where we left.
It then worked on to Bradford Exchange before running round and heading back to York.
The run back also stopped at Leeds and it's one of my great regrets that we couldn't stay on until the second Leeds stop, but my parents were waiting to pick us up.
In a nutshell, I've had all the preserved ones but only one that got scrapped.
Looking back over my cranking life it's my biggest disappointment - that I stood on the platform at Doncaster watching those monsters leave and never once did a round trip to York or Retford

Roebuck - there are no surviving 50s that I need, so my numbers will never rise.
Yet another
What a trip that must have been.
My dad took me to the level crossing at St Davids when I was 7 to watch 55016 come in on the Deltic Devonian, it looked mighty fine and very different to the 50s you'd normally see there, it then went up the Mule on its way back to London I think. It's one of my treasured railway memories. The next time I saw a Deltic running was at the Didcot railway centre in about 1987 when they had a diesel gala which I think was on the same day as a Network Southeast day, that was the first experience I had of the vibrating stomach!
I think at some point I'll get a run on a railtour behind one, my friend is up for it, we've done a 50 tour to York and D1015 to Newquay so I think a Deltic should be next...
--- old post above --- --- new post below ---
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
Yeah, accepted that 270 & 292 have both worked in recent years but FQ, how many extant strummers do you need? And have you had over 93% of the class? And every member of the class that has been ETH fitted? I suspect not.

And for those who are blissfully unaware, duffs were also referred to as Big Blue Strumming Devices (or Strummers for short) in the late 70s. That was of course when they could turn up almost anywhere in the country and before HSTs kicked them off many front line duties.....
Slightly embarrassingly I need 270 and 292, I've had 293 but not 292.
As far as it goes with 47 bashing, they were probably the class with which you were least likely to be disappointed because something else had turned up, when everyone else was groaning you were happy. Personally though I was partial to quite a few different types and I'd take pretty much anything old now over the more modern stuff, even 31s
68s look quite interesting though saying that...

Last edited by Cowley; 16th November 2016 at 19:29. Reason: Double post prevention system
Cowley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2016, 14:04   #130
D841 Roebuck
Dilettante iconoclast.
Established Member
 
D841 Roebuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: 17 Mar 2012
Location: Rochdale
Posts: 1,062
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
Yeah, accepted that 270 & 292 have both worked in recent years but FQ, how many extant strummers do you need? And have you had over 93% of the class? And every member of the class that has been ETH fitted? I suspect not.

And for those who are blissfully unaware, duffs were also referred to as Big Blue Strumming Devices (or Strummers for short) in the late 70s. That was of course when they could turn up almost anywhere in the country and before HSTs kicked them off many front line duties.....
I calculate that you've had approximately 470 duffs/strummers/joes/spoons. That's about 300 more.than me, and.an excellent achievement.

My collection of them is very hit and miss. It includes 47374, by all accounts a rare bird, but doesn't include any of the 47555s! And there are quite a few floating around which I still need. 802 springs to mind, 715 is another, 57314/316 two more...
__________________
Current Network Rail shacks 881 (31/12/16)
YTD new shacks (incl light rail/LUL) 0; YTD red pen 0; Mileage 0
D841 Roebuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2016, 22:34   #131
55013
Established Member
 
55013's Avatar
 
Join Date: 4 Sep 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 1,148
Default

I've had 47374, 47555 and all bar one (47205) that still exist.
However, I got nowhere near getting all the ETH ones and have only had 329.
__________________
A few photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128669677@N02/
2017 winners - Haulages: 117 Stations: 132
55013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th November 2016, 23:25   #132
Cowley
I'm only here to relax
Established Member
 
Cowley's Avatar
 
Join Date: 15 Apr 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 2,650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 55013 View Post
I've had 47374, 47555 and all bar one (47205) that still exist.
However, I got nowhere near getting all the ETH ones and have only had 329.
Did anyone clear any complete classes on here? That's probably a silly question. The only class I cleared were the 50s although I nearly cleared the 33s, I cleared a few sub classes like 47/8s and erm 50/1s . Nearly cleared the original 47/7s bar two, 33/2s bar 1.
Got some big gaps though, 47/0s and 47/3s were pretty thin on the ground by 1987 down our way.
I just updated my book and realised that 47376 at the GWR was my 220th one, 90 percent of mine were ETH ones.

Last edited by Cowley; 20th November 2016 at 23:33.
Cowley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2016, 01:08   #133
Merthyr Imp
Member
 
Join Date: 24 May 2016
Location: Merthyr Tydfil
Posts: 145
Default

I went on all the original class 150/1s before some began to be split up and combined into other units.

Not that I went out of my way to do it - it just happened, mainly because of travelling regularly between Nottingham and Lincoln!
Merthyr Imp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2016, 01:17   #134
fowler9
Established Member
 
fowler9's Avatar
 
Join Date: 29 Oct 2013
Posts: 5,484
Default

I cleared the 87's and 90's for haulage. The other loco classes no where close but I enjoyed trying. Units I am not really interested in but I may have come close with the 185's.
__________________
Why do they always send the poor!
fowler9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2016, 08:11   #135
55013
Established Member
 
55013's Avatar
 
Join Date: 4 Sep 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 1,148
Default

Locos classes I've cleared are: 57, 67, 87, 89, 90 & 91.
Sub classes complete are: 20/9, 37/4, 73/2 & 86/1.
I also had all the 478xx, although technically they remained 47/4s.
__________________
A few photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/128669677@N02/
2017 winners - Haulages: 117 Stations: 132

Last edited by 55013; 21st November 2016 at 08:16.
55013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:29.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8
© RailUK Forums 2005 - 2017