Swanage mainline trial

Discussion in 'Railtours & Preservation' started by bishdunster, 14 Apr 2018 at 20:07.

  1. bishdunster

    bishdunster Member

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    This one seems to have slipped under the radar ! Yesterday there was a trial run Swanage to Yeovil and return formed of U class 31806, 5 Swanage railway owned Mk 1s and class 33, congrats to all concerned ;) Sorry cant seem to get link to work, but there are a few videos on you tube and timings were on RTT.
     
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    It's such a route likely to be run regularly, or was it just that most rolling stock movements (such as visiting locos) are likely to go that way rather than through Southampton?
     
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    A trial run for what?

    I'd have thought SR would be concentrating on getting the overdue Swanage to Wareham outfit running fully rather than expanding to other mainline adventures.

    It seems from the RTT that West Coast were the operator and I can't imagine they intend starting a swange to Yeovil charter.
     
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    31806 is scheduled to run between Yeovil and Swanage on the WCRC-operated GB XI railtour on Thursday 26 April. See www.uksteam.info/tours/
     
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    Many thanks. Guess the run in the op was a trial run for this then, I stand corrected :)
     
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