156's make new ground on 1814 Kettering-Sheffield (20/05)

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Back in the last century I'm sure a pair of them worked from Notts to Pancras during a dispute we were having.

Did well to only lose 7 min on schedule though. Set worked in place of a 222 that had an exhaust fire I believe.

Still think themselves lucky................ could have been 5 Dogboxes coupled !
 

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Doubt it's a first. Back in the 89-90 timetable a Sprinter was booked for the 05:00 Kettering-Bedford. It then worked an 06:05 Bedford-Derby. At one point I think it even continued to the NW.
 

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In place of the cancelled Sheffield part of the 17:00 St Pancras - Corby/Sheffield?

Yes, only the Corby/Melton portion left St Pancras running short formed.

The 156s were waiting at Kettering to work the Sheffield portion forward.
 

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It may be of note that on RTT 5F56 is timed for a max of 280mph!:D
 

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Back in the last century I'm sure a pair of them worked from Notts to Pancras during a dispute we were having.
Did well to only loose 7 min on schedule though. Set worked in place of a 222 that had an exhaust fire I believe.

Still think themselves lucky................could have been 5 dogboxes coupled !
Wouldn't have been the last century, 222s only started in 2004.
 

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Doubt it's a first. Back in the 89-90 timetable a Sprinter was booked for the 05:00 Kettering-Bedford. It then worked an 06:05 Bedford-Derby. At one point I think it even continued to the NW.

For 1 timetable period it ran through to Manchester via Dore curve and was booked a 158 which then went on to the Manchester-Cleethorpes circuit...
 

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For 1 timetable period it ran through to Manchester via Dore curve and was booked a 158 which then went on to the Manchester-Cleethorpes circuit...

Yes can agree I rode 158 767 on the 29/03/1993 from Bedford to Manchester Piccadilly.Cant remember for sure but I think it was mainly a positioning move.
 
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