Pathfinder Overnight Tour to the Borders Line

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  1. Kite159

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    Well if they don't like the traction, they shouldn't travel on it should they. Suspect this is being marketed as a "track" rather than a "haulage" bash.
     
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    This isn't wnxx ;)

    It will be interesting to see how it goes to be fair, if it is the first tour over the Borders line then I suspect it will fill, but doing it in the dark (which the moves at Crewe and Carlisle are too, granted though they aren't that rare) won't entice a lot of the hardcore trackbashers.
     
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    well the website does state:


    "MOTIVE POWER IS EXPECTED TO BE TWO BS SCHENKER CLASS 66 LOCOMOTIVES."

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    Barry Scott Schenker ;)

    Comes with added penny cleaning powers

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    That overnight trip around Leeds area last month sold out (the one with the 37s going into Bradford F Square etc) sold out, so there is some demand for 'overnight' trips
     
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    I might be tempted to do this for something different!
     
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    Undoubtedly the demand is there, but I believe the focus of Pathfinder's various overnight tours (something Spitfire tried once or twice too) was getting locos down to places you couldn't otherwise get them (e.g. Bratfud, Ilkley and Glossop), not rare track like the bits and bobs this time around, plus, as someone above implied about wnxx, the traction hasn't seemed to go down well...

    Still, sounds like a decent tour mind, I love an overnighter, alas I doubt I'll be on this one.
     
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    Nice tour, but not paying £99 quid for two sheds.
     
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    Two Schenker class 66 locomotives allocated to the now demolished Bescot depot ? :-?
     
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    Still used as a stabling point for many locos.
     
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    Just booked on tour, 1st class for comfort as long tour, be good to know if other members are booked on this tour.
     
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    Using the same theory as I did, booking into 1st class for the bit extra comfort :)
     
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    Timetable still not out yet, sounds very late and difficult? I hope I should receive the ticket by Friday morning before I go to Nuneaton
     
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    Got my tickets booked to Eastleigh, no tickets arrived probably due to no timings yet, getting a bit tight at the moment!

    Looking forward to another overnight railtour, one or two loco swaps for other 66's wouldn't go amiss for the red pen :) looking forward to topping up overall mileage too!
     
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    i cant think of anything worse than overnighting on a train full of cranks! An no decent haulage ;)
     
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    I'm looking forward too, but now only four days to go, and still waiting for confirm timings from Network Rail, and I hope get by Tomorrow or Wednedsy at the latest!
     
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    Snap for me
     
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    Just phoned up Pathfinder tours and seems like Network Rail has not started the timing job as of yesterday, looks like staffing issues, as last week Steam Dreams sent out tickets with no timings, the train is nearly full and ready to go, they hope send out tickets today, if tickets not with one in time, look on realtime trains and turn up at joining station,board train.
     
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    Tour postponed due to lack of timings from NR....
     
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    Not happening - from Pathfinder Website
     
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    Oh no really disappointment but I hope it will be in late spring 2016 with more light to see everything
     
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    Has anyone on here had the email letter from Pathfinder? If so, what more does it say?
     
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    I didn't have any email but the letter will be send by 1st class today explain probably like to said what happen and ask you if you wish want a refund or keep reserve seat
     
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    You get a refund irrelevant, the letter states that they are trying for next year but of course is not definite. Depends really, I had a couple of PF tours in the past that were canned and then was told 'look out for next year'..a few years on I'm still awaiting the re-run :lol:

    I know it's not PF's fault, but I highly doubt I'd be booking it next year if it did run, just in case, and the fact I have advances and holiday taken for it. Still, might use the funds from the refund and maybe book the York tour from Ealing Broadway on the Saturday
     
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    I would imagine your not the only person who would have had advances/hotels booked for the tour which would have been wasted.
     
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    Plan B out the window, called RTC to see if they had any seats left on The Yorkshireman tomorrow, turns out that is cancelled too due to the steam loco failing and therefore not attending. I'm not having much luck this year, York tour with PF cancelled, no steam on Canterbury tour and now two tours I could have done cancelled. Going to try PFs Bristol to Chester/Manchester later in December, so that wont run then :lol:
     
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