Steam on the District 2019

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  1. Muzer

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    Anyone know which train number it's running as for my records? Can't find a copy of the TTN online to check. The indicators on the front say 150 but not sure if it would be known as that "internally" or not...
     
  2. theageofthetra

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    Went through Ravenscourt Park about 10 mins late.
     
  3. bluegoblin7

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    It is indeed running as T150; TTN 150/19 refers.
     
  4. Muzer

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    Cheers, much appreciated!
     
  5. MatthewRead

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    See my videos and
     
  6. Peter Mugridge

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    Here's some pictures from West Kensington at 14.50 yesterday ( Saturday 22nd ):
     

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  7. Peter C

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    Some very good photos!

    -Peter
     
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  9. 172006

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    How do I upload photos and videos that aren't already online?
     
  10. VEP3417

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    upload a file next to the post reply button

    its really nice to see such old coaches on the mainline/lu, granted most railtours these days are mk1/2/3 coaches (on the mainline i know) but thats all you really see, (no complaints tho!) its really nice (and i think it makes it more special because of how old are are and how they look) its just completely different and unique compared to what you normally see, really gives you the insite into how things where in early days compared to the sort of 50s/60s/70s thats mostly represented by railtours today
     
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    Here are the photos. Unfortunately when I try to upload videos (and even some photos) it says "The uploaded file is too large. " IMG_0373.JPG IMG_0374.JPG IMG_0375.JPG IMG_0376.JPG IMG_0377.JPG IMG_0378.JPG IMG_0379.JPG IMG_0381.JPG IMG_0382.JPG IMG_0395.JPG
     
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    sometimes you have to down scale the photos which can be done online, also best to choose insert every image as thumbnails rather than full image - some of mine
    64741399_702276476877497_975470038804856832_n.jpg 64926364_705062613264445_4511620070773882880_n.jpg 65082878_439666130146631_1953298641720442880_n.jpg 65314666_2501159103438612_8104407973914214400_n.jpg
     
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    How did the Chesham set get from the Bluebell to Ruislip? Old boy down the pub asked me. Thnx.
     
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    thanks :) im not half bad behind a camera.....not half good but not half bad :lol:
     
  16. Whistlekiller

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    I found that rather a churlish thing to say at the time if I'm honest. It's certainly not good to see any event like this underpatronised although from where I was standing it looked pretty full so the footfall must have increased with the intervening months. The LTM did their research and established a price point that people were happy to pay.​
     
  17. matt

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    By rail. A pair of Class 73s were used.
     
  18. E759

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    Cheers!
     
  19. Peter Mugridge

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    Judging from your vantage point in the picture of L12 approaching Earl's Court - was it you I spoke to to ask where it was and how late it was...?
     
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    I've placed some images on Twitter, at these links

    https://twitter.com/citytransportin/status/1143259064937398272

    https://twitter.com/citytransportin/status/1143260467785347072

    This last group focuses on Coach 100, which I recall seeing many years ago but then became under the impression was actually a fake (although I no longer recall why).
    https://twitter.com/citytransportin/status/1143262504363155456

    Simon - who in some ways is nostalgic for the days of 36 image rolls of 35mm film, as that way he would not arrive back home with many hundreds of images!!!
     
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    I rather think you'll find that more people were unhappy with the price than happy to pay it.
    The trains were indeed sold out but the last seats only sold in the week before the trains ran while my and others expectation was that they would sell out within hours of coming on sale assuming the price had been more reasonable. I'd expected to pay around £80 and while still expensive, I'd have paid that.
    As for being a churl...
    Well, I've been called far worse!
     
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    depends, i was there on the saturday with a couple of other people

    has anyone got any pis or videos from the very last train e.g the last trip on the sunday
     
  23. Whistlekiller

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    I rather doubt that you, I, or anybody else for that matter, would find anything as no poll was taken to establish the facts. In any case, it doesn't matter now how many people were unhappy or otherwise as the trains sold out which means the LTM got it right, regardless of how quickly they got purchased. Mind you, one thing we have in common is I've been called far worse as well.......
     
  24. Peter Mugridge

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    Yes, the Saturday - if you were one of the two people at that position you'd probably remember me establishing where it was then quickly heading off to West Kensington to get a better angle; it would have been around 14.00, maybe a few minutes earlier, when I spoke to you, if it was you.
     
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    You're right, I'm sorry about post #71. It was my first time uploading photos (to any website other than email, not just Railforums), so I didn't know how it works. Maybe an administrator could change them to icons so it doesn't disturb normal reading of this forum. Now that I know how it works, I've looked through Sunday's photos and chosen my 'top ten'. Here they are:
    Acton Town 1440.png Barons Court 1623.png Chiswick Park 1318.png Ealing Common 1039.png Earls Court 1218.png Eastcote 1905.png Hammersmith 1427.png Ruislip 0950.png Stamford Brook 1521.png High Street Kensington 1150.jpg
    If you hold the cursor over each picture it says the location and time as the filename in the left corner of the screen.
     
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  27. VEP3417

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    sounds like the people i was with, id wondered off at that point :lol:
     
  28. simple simon

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    It took me longer than I had hoped but finally I have completed a film showing the "Steam On The District" train which ran between *Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington a few weeks ago.

    The train is seen at nine stations (Ealing Broadway, Acton Town, Chiswick Park, Stamford Brook, Hammersmith [District / Piccadilly], Earls Court, High Street Kensington, Ealing Common, North Ealing) sometimes travelling in one direction and sometimes in both directions, plus there are several views between stations from passing Piccadilly line trains. Some views include an element of "people watching" to show the crowds of people who attended and filmed this event - this explains why I sometimes stepped back from the front of the pack. Apologies, you get to hear me speak a few times. I tried to be brief!

    The purpose of the special journeys was to celebrate 150 years of the London Underground District line which first opened on 24th December 1868.

    When the service first commenced the Metropolitan Railway provided the locomotives and rolling stock. Therefore it is appropriate that the train used on this special event also comprised (vintage) Metropolitan Railway locomotives and passenger carriages, although (for this event) the train also included a four wheel carriage which is thought to be the only surviving item of rolling stock from the District Railway's steam train era.

    Enjoy!



    Simon



    *) Plus additional "empty train" journeys between Ruislip depot and Ealing Broadway before and after the passenger journeys - it is a shame that these did not carry passengers, especially at the end of the day with the passengers being detrained at a convenient station before reaching Ruislip depot
     
  29. trainmania100

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    A large array of spectacular photographs. Thanks for sharing
     
  30. lonogrol

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    Sorry but Ive never heard of that.
     

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