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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:19 pm

A good run today despite challenging conditions with light drizzle and greasy rails especially on the 1/96 up Gomshall bank, arrival back at Victoria was 7 minutes early.
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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:35 am

On Good Friday, 30th March the Belmond Pullman is unable to run via the normal 'Surrey Hills' route due to a major blockade between Clapham Jn and Feltham Jn by both Richmond & the Hounslow loop. As an alternative the train will be running through Kent departing at our normal time of 12 28 with run non stop to Margate via Chatham due to arrive at 14 27 where water will be taken, unfortunately it will be a bit of a pedestrian run due to the number of speed restrictions imposed. The return departs Margate at 14 41 and will run via Canterbury West & Maidstone East, water will be taken at Harrietsham from 16 30 to 16 50, we are due into Victoria at 18 14. The loco will be carrying full Golden Arrow regalia and for historical accuracy Stewarts Lane No.4 duty will be shown on one of head code discs. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make this happen.
I understand Belmond are offering a discount, £357 instead of £395 if anyone is feeling rich!!!!
Anyone in the Kent area out with your cameras.
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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:45 pm

FTR passed, Golden Arrow regalia on, already for trip round Kent tomorrow.
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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:59 am

A successful Good Friday trip round Kent despite the weather conditions. On the return the gods were against us, we were held at Kemsing as the result of a bridge bash then to compound it we were cautioned at Swanley due to a potential suicide, the train was 26 minutes late at this stage, however with some spirited running and diversion via Herne Hill we finally arrived at Victoria 12 1/2 late. The loco had 13 vehicles equal to 504 tons on the drawbar, the performance was all that we have now come to expect of her. The driver for the whole trip was Paul Major from DBC based at Hoo Junction. Some good u-tube of the run is available on the Clan Line facebook site, also on Nat Pres.
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Re: CLAN LINE

Postby Chris Meredith » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:48 pm

Another good run on last Saturday's Surrey Hills Belmond British Pullman, good timekeeping and no issues to report.
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