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JeffG
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?
Strafin
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.
Biker1
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.

JeffG
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
Biker1
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
JeffG
Good for them, then. It's a fair while since I retired from the daily nightmare that was the commute to London! smile.gif
Gumbo
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 12 2010, 12:06 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!
Biker1
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.
Torchy
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.
Biker1
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
dannyboy
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 14 2010, 01:49 PM) *
Yes, rather a lot of "*cough* losers *cough*" tongue.gif

reminds me of middle aged men who go out & buy a motor bike.
Biker1
QUOTE (dannyboy @ Feb 14 2010, 03:49 PM) *
reminds me of middle aged men who go out & buy a motor bike.



It wasn't me that started the insults. angry.gif

Every one to their own as far as I'm concerned as long as it does no harm.

No need to insult people just because of their interest.
dannyboy
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 15 2010, 06:33 PM) *
It wasn't me that started the insults. angry.gif

Every one to their own as far as I'm concerned as long as it does no harm.

No need to insult people just because of their interest.



err, didn't you can the poeple who went to see the Locomotive 'losers'?
Biker1
QUOTE (dannyboy @ Feb 16 2010, 08:21 AM) *
err, didn't you can the poeple who went to see the Locomotive 'losers'?



Obviously the sarcasm was lost on you! blink.gif

I was trying to highlight the reference by Strafin in post 52 on this thread that those who take an interest in this subject are "losers" by pointing out that a large number of people turn out to witness these events.
Are they all "losers"?

Anyway - end of subject.

For those who are interested I will continue to highlight forthcoming steam locomotive visits to Newbury.

For those who aren't - just ignore the thread as I do the football one! mellow.gif
Mariejader
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 16 2010, 09:10 AM) *
For those who are interested I will continue to highlight forthcoming steam locomotive visits to Newbury.


Thank you
JeffG
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 16 2010, 09:10 AM) *
Obviously the sarcasm was lost on you! blink.gif

From personal experience, sarcasm/irony doesn't work in this forum smile.gif
Strafin
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Feb 16 2010, 09:10 AM) *
For those who are interested I will continue to highlight forthcoming steam locomotive visits to Newbury.

For those who aren't - just ignore the thread as I do the football one! mellow.gif

My mate went and loved it. So much so that he has talked me into going to see when the next one comes. Looks like I might end up eating my words.
JeffG
A few pics of Sunday's event for those who missed it and might be interested:







Ron
The trouble is the NWN needs to research a bit more carefully as they cannot get the history of Tornado correct. She wasn't built by BR she was built by the Tornado Trust. She is a new build and steamed for the first time in 2008.

ronalex - a shareholder in 7903 Foremarke Hall steaming on the GWR
Biker1
QUOTE (Ron @ Feb 21 2010, 10:43 PM) *
The trouble is the NWN needs to research a bit more carefully as they cannot get the history of Tornado correct. She wasn't built by BR she was built by the Tornado Trust. She is a new build and steamed for the first time in 2008.

ronalex - a shareholder in 7903 Foremarke Hall steaming on the GWR



That's right she was built by the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust at Darlington and was completed in 2008

She took 18 years to build from conception to completion at a cost of around 3M

AI SLT
Biker1
Wednesday 14 April 2010

SR Merchant Navy Class 4-6-2 no 35028 Clan Line
on the VSOE

PROVISIONAL TIMES

Newbury Racecourse arrive 11:02
Depart 11:20 (Water Stop)


Return fast through Newbury 18:26
Biker1
Saturday 22 May 2010

Southern Railway King Arthur Class 4-6-0 no 30777 Sir Lamiel and
British Railways Britannia Class 4-6-2 no 70013 Oliver Cromwell double headed.

Newbury Racecourse 09:43 - 09:59 (Water)

Through Newbury after that.


EDIT revised times now 09:46 - 10:01

And

70013 Oliver Cromwell now replaced by LMS Class 5MT 4-6-0 no 44871
Biker1
Saturday 19 June 2010

GWR King Class 4-6-0 no 6024 King Edward I

Scheduled through Newbury at 19:41
Biker1
THE CORNISH RIVIERA EXPRESS


Saturday 26 June 2010

GWR King Class 4-6-0 no 6024 King Edward I

Scheduled Newbury water stop from 10:25 to 10:51
Iommi
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 24 2010, 06:51 PM) *
THE CORNISH RIVIERA EXPRESS

Saturday 26 June 2010

GWR King Class 4-6-0 no 6024 King Edward I

Scheduled Newbury water stop from 10:25 to 10:51

I presume the water stop is at the racecourse. I wish they didn't always stop there so we could have a 'full tilt run through'!
Biker1
QUOTE (Iommi @ Jun 24 2010, 08:12 PM) *
I presume the water stop is at the racecourse. I wish they didn't always stop there so we could have a 'full tilt run through'!


No - details say water stop is at Newbury.

They usually run fast when travelling towards Reading.

Last Saturday run past as in post 73 she was doing about 60mph.
Iommi
Do they 'water' at Newbury station?
JeffG
QUOTE (Iommi @ Jun 24 2010, 10:16 PM) *
Do they 'water' at Newbury station?

Post #68 was a stop to take on water. (Red truck in the first picture.)
Biker1
QUOTE (Iommi @ Jun 24 2010, 10:16 PM) *
Do they 'water' at Newbury station?


Yep.
Biker1
Some interesting and alarming pics here of damage to an HST yesterday after it hit a tree.

It didn't stop here but would have passed through Newbury earlier.

Must have caused quite some disruption.

Hope the driver was OK (or as OK as they could be under the circumstances!)
Biker1
Saturday 11th Sept. ex LNER A4 pacific No. 60019 "Bittern"
Calling at Newbury AM & PM.
Don't have times yet but will edit when known.

EDIT:-
08:41 and 20:23 @ Newbury.
Torchy
Wednesday 1 December 2010

Cathedrals Express: Victoria-Bristol-Victoria

LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 no 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

Newbury Racecourse (for water) arrive 11:03 depart 11:21

Might make an interesting sight in the cold weather...
Biker1
2 steam hauled special trains at Newbury this Saturday 18th................

1st takes water at Newbury Racecourse from 09:45 - 10:15.
Departs Newbury at 10:23.
(Returns Newbury at 20:35.)

2nd takes water at Newbury Racecourse from 11:05 - 11:50.
Passes Newbury at 11:54.

Happy spotting! smile.gif
Andy Capp
What trains will they be?
Biker1
QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 17 2011, 08:01 AM) *
What trains will they be?

First one is BR Britannia class pacific No. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" on an excursion to Minehead.

Second is GWR Castle class No. 5043 "Earl of Mount Edgcumbe" on a round trip from the Birmingham area.
Ron
QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 17 2011, 08:01 AM) *
What trains will they be?

Do you mean engines?
Andy Capp
QUOTE (Ron @ Jun 17 2011, 09:32 PM) *
Do you mean engines?

I felt if I asked that, someone would sarcastically reply: Steam! laugh.gif

If they were cars, I'd have asked what model, so Biker1 has kindly answered the question.

I have already seen 'Tangmere' and 'Bittern', so as these are new on me, I feel compelled to go and have a look. Although I'd like to see them at 'full tilt'.

Although I am far from a train enthusiast, I rather oddly get emotional when I see things like this. I even got slightly emotional when James May's model 'Flying Scotsman' won it's 10 mile race against the German team.
Ron
QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Jun 18 2011, 08:07 AM) *
I felt if I asked that, someone would sarcastically reply: Steam! laugh.gif

If they were cars, I'd have asked what model, so Biker1 has kindly answered the question.

I have already seen 'Tangmere' and 'Bittern', so as these are new on me, I feel compelled to go and have a look. Although I'd like to see them at 'full tilt'.

Although I am far from a train enthusiast, I rather oddly get emotional when I see things like this. I even got slightly emotional when James May's model 'Flying Scotsman' won it's 10 mile race against the German team.

I don't know what speed they will be doing, but they come close to the road and canal at Froxfield
richy rich
Just would like to say thank you for the heads up on the trains arriving yesterday. My 2 children enjoyed seeing the trains and they always bring out the kid in me. We look forward to the next water stop.

Best wishes R rolleyes.gif
Biker1
QUOTE (Ron @ Jun 17 2011, 09:32 PM) *
Do you mean engines?

To be technically correct it should be "locomotives". wink.gif
Ron
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 19 2011, 08:34 AM) *
To be technically correct it should be "locomotives". wink.gif

If you must be pedantic 'steam locomotives! wink.gif
Director and secretary of 7903 Ltd.
Biker1
QUOTE (Ron @ Jun 19 2011, 10:51 AM) *
If you must be pedantic 'steam locomotives! wink.gif

wink.gif
Biker1
QUOTE (Ron @ Jun 19 2011, 10:51 AM) *
Director and secretary of 7903 Ltd.

Last time I saw her was at Barry in 1969!
Must get round to seeing her back in all her glory.
I believe she is at the G&WR at the moment?
Ron
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Jun 19 2011, 07:59 PM) *
Last time I saw her was at Barry in 1969!
Must get round to seeing her back in all her glory.
I believe she is at the G&WR at the moment?

We took her out of Barry in '81 to Swindon & Cricklade where she was restored to mainline condition. She has about another year or so to the end of her first 10 year boiler ticket. She has just spent the closed season having axle boxes, etc. done ready for this year. Because G&WR is 'cut in half' she is steaming from Cheltenham at present.
Biker1
VSOE Special.

Wednesday 12 October 2011.

New Build LNER A1 Class 4-6-2 No 60163 Tornado.

Passing Newbury at 11:18 and 18:20.
(Newbury Racecourse at 11:02 for water.)
Biker1
Just a quick update.........

Is not now Tornado but BR Britannia Class 4-6-2 No 70000 Britannia.
Biker1
Saturday 15 October 2011

GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

TIMES:-

Newbury Racecourse (water) 11:05 - 11:50
Newbury (pass) 11:54

JeffG
I chanced upon this ePetition to re-open the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton railway with minor route changes where necessary. Thought railway people might be interested, though I can't see it ever happening, especially since one of the "minor route changes" is the Newbury bypass!
Andy Capp
QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 11 2011, 10:12 AM) *
Saturday 15 October 2011

GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe

TIMES:-

Newbury Racecourse (water) 11:05 - 11:50
Newbury (pass) 11:54

Would you bump this hearer the day, I'd like to see this one?
Biker1
QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Nov 6 2011, 05:39 PM) *
Would you bump this hearer the day, I'd like to see this one?

Eh? blink.gif
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