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by Chris Meredith
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
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Re: CLAN LINE

Just to give an update to the present position regarding Clan Line during lockdown. The loco is under cover in secure storage at Stewarts Lane, the boiler & tender have been drained, the mud hole doors and 4 of the top washout plugs removed to allow the boiler to breath, it has also been rinsed out....
by Chris Meredith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
Views: 329595

Re: CLAN LINE

Despite the appalling weather yesterday it was a highly successful trip for the 'St Valentines Day Pullman, the timekeeping was was exemplarily for a run of this nature mostly right time and never more than a few minutes early or late. The load consisted of the normal Belmond Pullman set plus our su...
by Chris Meredith
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
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Re: CLAN LINE

I'm pleased to report Clan Line has passed the FTR for tomorrow's UKRT 'St Valentine's Day Pullman'. The route will be via the Chilterns & Downs, IZ82 departing Victoria at 1049, via WLL, Greenford Loop, GW & GC joint to Princes Risborough, Oxford Parkway 13 24 to 13 45 where water will be taken, th...
by Chris Meredith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
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Re: CLAN LINE

One further bit of information, the Class 67 remained attached but was unmanned as there was no driver available and consequently was not providing any power. This meant there was an additional 90 tons of deadweight which was hauled out of Victoria on the 1 in 64 to Grosvenor Bridge without any diff...
by Chris Meredith
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
Views: 329595

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An uneventful outward run with a diversion from our normal route round the Hounslow Loop due to engineering work in progress. On the the return trip the train came to a stand in advance of Chilworth due to a failure of the level crossing barriers, this resulted in a delay of 5 minutes, however all t...
by Chris Meredith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
Views: 329595

Re: CLAN LINE

After undergoing our annual winter maintenance programme including hot and cold exams on the boiler to renew our insurance certificate for a further year; I am pleased to report that Clan Line has passed the FTR for tomorrow's Surrey Hills 'Belmond British Pullman'.
by Chris Meredith
Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
Views: 329595

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A very successful and uneventful trip. At times the train was running well ahead of schedule, this was as a result of a clear pathway between Clapham Junction and Woking due to SWR industrial action.
by Chris Meredith
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
Views: 329595

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Clan Line has passed the FTR for tomorrow's Surrey Hills Belmond Pullman. This is the final trip of this year's programme, following this run our annual maintenance period will be taking place. The next time Clan Line will be seen on the mainline is Saturday 8th February when she will be hauling a r...
by Chris Meredith
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
Views: 329595

Re: CLAN LINE

Another reliable run by Clan Line slightly marred by signal checks resulting in a 16 minute late arrival. The DL remained attached on the rear as leaf fall precaution but is was not necessary for it to be called into action.
by Chris Meredith
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 139
Views: 329595

Re: CLAN LINE

I am pleased to advise that Clan Line has passed the FTR for tomorrow's Surrey Hills, Pullman. The leaking stays in the firebox which caused the failure prior to the last run have been fixed and the flats on the support coach have been removed by courtesy of Selhurst wheel lathe.