West Coast Railways on Cambrian

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  1. Gareth Marston

    Gareth Marston Established Member

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    According to RTT there's a west coast light loco running down Cambrian on the 18th.

    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R40058/2015/08/18/advanced

    Presumably this is a proving run for their etcs fitted 37's.
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    Turned out to be NR 97 doing run up coast line tomorrow still showing on RTT as WC operator.
     
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    Track familiarisation for WC drivers?
    Testing of WC's portable ERTMS equipment?
    WC staff training on ERTMS?
     
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    Almost certainly one of the above. Coast run today, coast and back to Salop tomorrow.
     
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    Used to do the run from Mach to London regularly when I was a young un on the sprinters. Excuse my ignorance but does anyone know what the light locomotive was? I remember class 37s on the line, and even a HST once I think, but can't remember too many other locos running that route...
     
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    Network Rail Class 97 a rebuilt Class 37, friend who saw it in Aber said it was full of West Coast Railways employees. Clearly a training/route learning run so hopefully some good news about the return of charter traffic to the Cambrian.
     
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    It is such s lovely line that deserves more use
     
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