1X01 on Christmas Day

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  1. thenorthern

    thenorthern Established Member

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    Just looking at Real Time Trains and I notice the 1X01 train from North Pole International to North Pole International which runs at 2358 in the evening.

    the max speed is timed for 88mph max and the formation consist of 9 reindeer and sleigh

    Obviously this is not a real train but I was wondering is this a new thing or something done every year and is this only on Real Time Trains shown on official Network Rail Signalling as well?

    On the subject of Christmas Day the only trains I can see running are some freight trains around Carlisle and some Class 319s around Crewe.
     
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  3. Searle

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    It's just an easter egg that Tom Cairns (guy who runs RTT) has put for the past few years. Nothing to do with NR :P
     
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    In my experience 1X01 was only used for the Royal Train, is Good King Wenceslas rostered for this service and is he actually qualified on sleigh and multiple reindeer stock ?
     
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    I believe it has been cancelled as the sleigh has failed its fitness to run exam. Can anyone confirm?
     
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    [​IMG]

    ;)

    IIRC Mr. Cairns always leaves one or two stations off the calling points.
     
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    I also think there was a problem getting the reindeer to talk to each other and they sat down in depot...
     
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    I heard it was going mainline from a mate at the end of platform with reliable "inside information" :p
     
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    I'm not sure; rumour has it that there has been a set swap for traction knowledge purposes, and I have been advised that the following onboard announcement will be made:

    "Good King Wenceslas looked out
    On the Down Fast Brighton
    When the snow lay round about
    He picked up his baton
    Brightly shone the green LED light
    Though the frost was cruel
    When a Piggy came in sight
    Burning as winter fuel"
     
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    It was on the internal railway systems long before RTT.
     
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    Is quite funny reading all the people who have searched for it on Trust :lol:
     
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    Perhaps they've been too naughty to deserve a visit from Santa...:D
     
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    Tea, no mince pies.
     
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    Worse than that - reindeer stolen by poachers and sold for christmas dinners in Norway. Santa trying to hire Pacers as emergency replacements, but some presents may not arrive before 31 December.
     
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    1X01 has left North Pole International 5 minutes early!
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    He may have trouble getting a Pacer to fly, too :P
     
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    Last year it was booked to pass Imperial Wharf - I only noticed because you can see just by scrolling really fast :p God knows what it is now.
     
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    Merry Christmas everyone.
     
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    Prancer managed to keep to time, few interesting departure times arriving three minutes earlier than he departed the station before. Fair play
     
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    Well, the sleigh was actually a DeLorean.

    Or at least that's what I'm going with.
     
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    We are not going there on this thread. This thread is fun and brings joy to everyone that reads it. Let's not ruin the spirit of Christmas by having this fight. Please :lol:
     
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    'cos Santa sleighs them all:D:D
     
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