Dartmoor Railway Diesel gala October 14/15th

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Nat the Ned

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Hmm, any services from Credtion or is it completly cut off?
Its completely cut off. The Dartmoor Railway run from Meldon Quarry to Coleford Junction (where the quarry line meets the Barnstaple Branch). This section of track is owned by CAMAS the aggregate company who own Meldon Quarry. Coleford Junction is no longer a junction but its where the CAMAS/Network Rail boundary is. This is a shame as the quarry line runs parallel with the Barnstaple branch down through Yeoford station where an old platform exsists on the quarry line and therefore could provide an interchange... The quarry line actually joins the Barnstaple branch immediately north of Crediton. But of course to run through to Yeoford all the Dartmoor Railway stock would have to be Network Rail passed and no doubt Network Rail would charge to use their track, and of course Yeoford station needs a few thousand spent on it to bring it up to standard.

Bus from Exeter to Okehampton is your best bet!!

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Yes, was hoping the services on summer sundays that i have been on were ruinning. It's such a slow line though :lol:

The duff was idling most of the way with the only thrash leaving Meldon!
 

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Liam, i was talking to a mate who said the 47 was having trouble that day, hence why it was barely powering.
I reckon i might drive down for a day or two.
 

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This is something I'd like to do, but it's the timings for the bash there and back that make things difficult for me, then there's the gala ticket cost and the bash to Okehampton that will make it rather expensive! All the money I can keep for The Sandblower the better!

50042, lush lush lush...
 

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As I have wasted £14 on going for the HST yesterday, which I ended up not getting due to some mishap by Virgin, I canna afford to come down for this now anyway.
 

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An EWS class 66 will be collecting 37142+50042 from Bodmin at apx 05:00 on the Saturday morning to go to Okehampton. The convoy will leave Dartmoor for Bodmin apx 15:00 on the Sunday...


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Interesting, i might have to see the consist as long as it passes Newton Abbot at a reasonable time, preferably later than 9. No chance of that though!
 

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This is a 60mph line! That's official. Slug and Hoover haulage at 60mph will be something for everyone to enjoy...

No timetable or fares announced yet.
Found this on Preserved Diesels;
Ganger said:
50 mph + ???? Having driven over the line many times and having had chance to look at the WTT I dont see anything diagrammed for anywhere near those speeds. The services from Coleford Junction (or in reality just short of the junction at the DR boundary at around 184m 0c between Mill Hill Bridge and Penstone footpath) to Okehampton (197m 25c) require an average speed of about 18 mph. The services from Okehampton to Meldon (distance 2m 07c) require average speeds of around 8 1/2 mph for the 08/73 services and 12 1/2 mph for the others.
 

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Myself and young Mr Jim should be attending on Saturday; think the bus From Exeter is due in about 10.30.

Looking forward to it; full English fry-up and a pint at Okehampton, some decent traction and the weather forecast looks good. Can't ask for much more than that.
 
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