Class 43 LNER Farewell Railtour Dec 2019

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  1. trainmania100

    trainmania100 Established Member

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    Just seen a post on Twitter from someone called "MrTimDunn", in his tweet mentioning @LNER:

    Link to tweet at https://twitter.com/MrTimDunn/status/1197145140277784581

    LNER haven't confirmed anything yet but considering MrTimDunn has mentioned @LNER in the tweet I'm guessing it's probably true.

    If so it would be a fantastic send off...

    Full timing (links) below

     
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  3. sprinterguy

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    A lovely gesture and it'll be well worth seeing, bit of a pity from a photography point of view that it'll be running on days of the year with the fewest hours of daylight!
     
  4. Kite159

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    One of the most leisurely farewell tours? (one day to cover Newcastle to Leeds!)

    Could easily be done in two days (day 1 -> Edinburgh - Aberdeen - Inverness - Edinburgh, Day 2 -> Edinburgh - London via Leeds).
     
  5. sprinterguy

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    Yeah it does seem a somewhat leisurely itinerary.
     
  6. E759

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    Newsletter 342 from UK Railtours:
     
  7. ainsworth74

    ainsworth74 Forum Staff Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I mean I would expect that it won't just go directly from Newcastle to Leeds (for instance) in the final analysis but it could just simply be that those who are organising it know their start point and end points but don't know what they'll be doing in the middle. After all it's not LNER that's announced it yet...
     
  8. Kite159

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    Judging by an email received from UK Railtours, they are the organisers

    I suspect hotel bookings for that Wednesday in Aberdeen has increased in the last couple hours
     
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    So (if) this gets confirmed, will the tickets be sold on UK Railtours or LNER site?
     
  10. DarloRich

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    where do I sign?
     
  11. Bayum

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    Shame they won’t be in ‘Swallow’ livery with a valenta at either side!
     
  12. theblackwatch

    theblackwatch Emeritus Moderator

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    UK Railtours will be handing bookings for the trips according to their latest newsletter. "More news in a future newsletter in just a few days' time" is the quote.
     
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    Give it a few years and we might see exactly that in preservation. Perhaps even on the mainline if we're lucky.
     
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    I'm not sure that UK Railtours involvement changes anything about my previous statement that it seems likely the start and end points will be correct but that the direct route may not be the one chosen? I could be wrong of course but it just strikes me as unlikely!
     
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    It wouldn’t surprise me if the third day had a more convoluted route than it first appears....
     
  16. theblackwatch

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    Hull, Harrogate & Bradford perhaps?
     
  17. 43094

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    Be difficult to find paths to Harrogate & Bradford....
     
  18. theblackwatch

    theblackwatch Emeritus Moderator

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    Use one from a cancelled Northern service :lol:
     
  19. Rhydgaled

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    43402? Which two power cars are the speed-record holders? I hope that the National Railway Museum and/or the 125 group can obtain them for preservation.
     
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    The record holders are 43159 and 43302.
     
  21. _toommm_

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    Hotels in Aberdeen are quite cheap at the moment - anywhere from £20 to £30 on booking.com with free cancellation if you change your mind!
     
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    My suggestion at the moment is that people wait for LNER confirmation....
     
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    I can see a lot of fields along the line of the tour route being occupied by camera-wielding enthusiasts... and a lot of angry farmers telling them to "get orf moi land".

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    As the above tweet was from me, Tim Dunn (and yes, I noted the number typo as soon as I'd hit "tweet"; there's no edit function) I can confirm it is genuine. A number of media, including me, were briefed yesterday and asked to spread the word. UK Railtours will be selling tickets for this charter soon.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if that's ,at least, Newcastle Carlise Skipton Leeds, and it might be more than that
     
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    When tickets are up can someone please provide a link on this forum to where they can be booked.
     
  27. theblackwatch

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    It will be via the UK Railtours website - https://www.ukrailtours.com/
     
  28. hexagon789

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    Is there any particular reason for the set being 2+7, rather than say the original 2+8 or even a full LNER 2+9?
     
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    Cheaper to paint considering it's just for the 3 days, I would assume.
     
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    Are they planning to use 43002 on this journey? If so, it could be to tie in with the fact that it was part of a 7-car 253.
     
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    No. It is using LNER power cars.
     

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