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by Chris Meredith
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

Clan Line passed her FTR examination yesterday afternoon prior to today's 'British Pullman' Surrey Hills. Despite the recent rain the Network Rail imposed restrictions due to potential fire risk are still in force, this means that there will be a DL providing power as train engine with our loco perf...
by Chris Meredith
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

The MNLPS have put out a statement on social media (Facebook & Twitter), regarding Clan Line's 'no show' on Sunday. This expands on the details that I advised previously.
by Chris Meredith
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

Unfortunately the society has had to pull out from doing next Sunday's Torbay Express as one the key members of the support crew was taken ill yesterday whilst working a Stewarts Lane with a suspected heart attack. Both he and his partner were to be part of Sunday's crew, a minimum of 8 persons are ...
by Chris Meredith
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

The society has been approached and requested to do two new tours which we have agreed to do, both involve the Torbay Express. Next Sunday 29th July Clan Line will be going from Bristol to Kingswear via Weston, the loco will be leaving Stewarts Lane late on Saturday afternoon and returning from Bris...
by Chris Meredith
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

Nice and easy run today, apart from a 10 minute late arrival as a reaction of waiting 1610 Victoria to Faversham to clear platform 2 as a result of a NR timing error!
by Chris Meredith
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

Clan has passed FTR and is ready polished and prepared for tomorrow's Surrey Hills. Due to fire risk as result of the hot and dry weather a Class 67 diesel will be providing the power as train engine, Clan Line will be pilot providing just enough steam to cushion the pistons and provide lubrication....
by Chris Meredith
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

Clan Line will be putting in an appearance on Saturday 14 July Belmond British Pullman, Surrey Hills but only as a 'whistle' on the front of the train as due to the hot and dry conditions resulting in severe fire risk a DB class 67 diesel will be doing the work.
by Chris Meredith
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

Yesterday was a day of superlatives. Despite a 30 minute late start from Temple Meads due to operational difficulties (again) Clan Line performed magnificently, with a time of 62 minutes 20 seconds from Exeter to St Davids to Plymouth the train was now only 10 mins down, this with 10 coaches equal t...
by Chris Meredith
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

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Members of Clan Line's support crew have spent the last 24 hours at SPM Bristol preparing the loco for tomorrow's historic run on the 'Cornishman' to Par. I believe I am correct in saying that this will be the first time a Merchant Navy has been to Cornwall although light pacifics have ventured as f...
by Chris Meredith
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 121
Views: 75824

Re: CLAN LINE

Sunday's Torbay departed BTM 36' late due to issues with the new Bristol area signalling, 6' late arriving Taunton. The 47m 12ch from Westbury start to Taunton arrival were covered in less than even time in 44 mins 9 secs with speed in the middle 70s, Somerton summit was passed at 70 MPH. On the ret...