GBRf Rail Tour 2021: This time it's personal

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Why no class 50?
There's two class 50s, presumably 50 007 and 50 049. I'm sure the tour will go ahead as planned, maybe the date will be pushed back a little though. Worth noting that GBRf have postponed ticket sales for the time being. Has anyone been on one of these tours before and can comment on what it's like on board?
 

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The only slight annoyance from GB18 for me was "laptop man" who joined the train on day 3 in Scotland when it went towards Fort William. Spent pretty much the entire journey watching movies on his laptop with the curtain closed.

Although I was in first class, the extra money was worth it for the much better seat
 

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The only slight annoyance from GB18 for me was "laptop man" who joined the train on day 3 in Scotland when it went towards Fort William. Spent pretty much the entire journey watching movies on his laptop with the curtain closed.
How odd, although it does remind me of a friend who seems to fall asleep on railtours and train trips normally at the best bit!
 

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How odd, although it does remind me of a friend who seems to fall asleep on railtours and train trips normally at the best bit!
This reminds me of a certain railtour I was on where the chap on the Aisle seat was moaning about needing a window seat, so I swapped then he promptly fell asleep for most of the tour :rolleyes:
 

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Class 92 on the Great Western, will that be the first passenger stock hauled using an electric locomotive?
 

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Class 92 on the Great Western, will that be the first passenger stock hauled using an electric locomotive?
Will be the first one from Cardiff through the Severn tunnel into Paddington but as mentioned 87 002 went from Didcot to Paddington a couple of years ago.
 

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The virtual ticket office for this is now password protected - could this be a sign that they're thinking the tour might not be able to run?
 

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Having done the first two tours in full I'm somewhat disappointed with the planned itinerary. I know there are constraints on what can be done but to me this lacks ambition, with a repeat of places visited previously (for example Harwich and Hampshire). It would have been good to have covered more of Wales, for example to the coastal ports and then up the Heart of Wales. It feels more like a trip for people wanting rare locos on rate track rather than a proper four day rail tour and given the poor experience we had accessing rare/private sites on the last trip it seems risky). So I'm undecided whether to go, though I wish the fundraising every success
 

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It would have been good to have covered more of Wales, for example to the coastal ports and then up the Heart of Wales.
Each to their own really on this - on routes, the point really is that there are better ways of getting these routes covered on one day railtours where the choice of route is what you are buying. The Heart of Wales route is exactly the sort of line that makes more sense as a day trip itinerary (and indeed there have been tours in the last year or so which have covered it)
 

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