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post Feb 2 2010, 06:18 PM
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I'm also wondering where GBR might have got his PhD in climatology, but I digress.
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Torchy
post Feb 4 2010, 10:07 PM
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Fancy a little more nostalgia? Here is a superb colour film with a great 60s soundtrack.

London's Termini in the Swinging 60s

Lots of steam & smoke, Deltics and a Pullman leaving Paddington. And I quite forgot how we used to open the carriage doors 200 yards before the train came to a halt. A railway system owned by the nation and run by real railwaymen. Happy days!
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post Feb 7 2010, 10:08 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jan 31 2010, 09:37 PM) *
Saturday 13 February 2010

SR Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 No. 34067 "Tangmere"

Scheduled at Newbury 11:18 to 11:50 to take water.

Also calling at Newbury on the return scheduled at 18:17



Change of locomotive on this one - is now :-

LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60019 Bittern
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post Feb 7 2010, 04:16 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 7 2010, 10:08 AM) *
Change of locomotive on this one - is now :-

LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60019 Bittern


Thanks - presumbly water will be taken at Newbury Racecourse station?
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post Feb 7 2010, 05:50 PM
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QUOTE (Hugh Saskin @ Feb 7 2010, 04:16 PM) *
Thanks - presumbly water will be taken at Newbury Racecourse station?


No - scheduled for Newbury Town station.
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post Feb 10 2010, 09:25 PM
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Hi can anyone confirm if either of these trains will be stopping at the racecourse? The last steam train that came through Newbury stopped at the racecourse for water, it was a really good atmosphere and my son loved it. I just want to make sure that we don't miss it. Cheers
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post Feb 11 2010, 10:29 AM
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Both trains are stopping at Newbury Station instead of the Racecourse Station for water.

More information (including timings at our other local stations) can be found here (Saturday) and here (Sunday)
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post Feb 11 2010, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE (Torchy @ Feb 11 2010, 10:29 AM) *
Both trains are stopping at Newbury Station instead of the Racecourse Station for water.

More information (including timings at our other local stations) can be found here (Saturday) and here (Sunday)


Brilliant! This is really useful, thank you.
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post Feb 11 2010, 02:43 PM
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Puttin on my trainspotter's hat, those timetables look a bit dodgy with some times that don't make sense. For example the return on Saturday has
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Bedwyn 18.02
Newbury 18.58
Newbury a. 18.17 d. 18:19
Theale a. 18.41


The Sunday one has
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Reading d. 11.09
Theale 18.58
Newbury a. 11.36


Odd that 18.58 appears twice and is wrong. How much can we trust the rest of it?
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post Feb 11 2010, 03:28 PM
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Just curious, how do you know it's wrong?
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post Feb 11 2010, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Feb 11 2010, 03:28 PM) *
Just curious, how do you know it's wrong?

Errm... Like times going into the future then back into the past?
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post Feb 11 2010, 05:54 PM
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I'm not that into trainspotting, *cough* losers *cough*, I read that there were two trains so assumed different times. Plus may have missed something on your partially copy/pasted timetable.
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post Feb 11 2010, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Feb 11 2010, 05:54 PM) *
I'm not that into trainspotting, *cough* losers *cough*, I read that there were two trains so assumed different times. Plus may have missed something on your partially copy/pasted timetable.



Nothing to do with trainspotting old chap.
If steam locomotives were that bad then there wouldn't be so many around together with many tourist steam railways.

The 18:58 time in the schedules is a misprint - the other times are correct.

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post Feb 11 2010, 07:09 PM
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If it was FGW, I could understand the 8 hours to get from Reading to Theale, but achieving warp speed from Theale to Newbury in -7.5 hours might have been a bit tricky. biggrin.gif
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post Feb 12 2010, 12:06 PM
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QUOTE (JeffG @ Feb 11 2010, 07:09 PM) *
If it was FGW, I could understand the 8 hours to get from Reading to Theale, but achieving warp speed from Theale to Newbury in -7.5 hours might have been a bit tricky. biggrin.gif


http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?id=631 biggrin.gif
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post Feb 12 2010, 01:34 PM
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Good for them, then. It's a fair while since I retired from the daily nightmare that was the commute to London! smile.gif
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post Feb 12 2010, 03:17 PM
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I get the 8.29 every morning and if ever a FGW Senior Manager bothered to show his face at Newbury station I would tell them where they can stick their golden whistle!
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post Feb 12 2010, 04:11 PM
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QUOTE (Gumbo @ Feb 12 2010, 03:17 PM) *
I get the 8.29 every morning and if ever a FGW Senior Manager bothered to show his face at Newbury station I would tell them where they can stick their golden whistle!


Go by bus or car then.
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post Feb 14 2010, 01:23 PM
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Wow! So many people at Newbury Station to see Tornado today - including lots of young families.

Looks like the next steam train will be GWR King Edward I on the Saturday 26th June.
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post Feb 14 2010, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE (Torchy @ Feb 14 2010, 01:23 PM) *
Wow! So many people at Newbury Station to see Tornado today - including lots of young families.

Looks like the next steam train will be GWR King Edward I on the Saturday 26th June.



Yes, rather a lot of "*cough* losers *cough*" tongue.gif
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