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by Chris Meredith
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 156058

Re: CLAN LINE

Clan Line has passed FTR for tomorrow's FTR, looking forward to a good trip.
Train Spotter, I shall be with the support crew, I will be the one with the clip board if you wish to make yourself known. Hope you have any enjoyable day.
by Chris Meredith
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML shambles
Replies: 5
Views: 5985

Re: ECML shambles

They paid for a Rolls Royce & got a Ford, Virgin/Stagecoach should have made a more thorough examination in the showroom before signing up to the deal, however I also suspect that NR & DfT sales people were devious, both parties have questions to answer.
by Chris Meredith
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML shambles
Replies: 5
Views: 5985

Re: ECML shambles

Whilst I don't disagree with your observations were most of these blockades for necessary renewals rather than upgrades to give improvements? The one major upgrade that springs to mind on the ECML is the flyover to the Cambridge line at Hitchin. In most parts of the system work takes place at weeken...
by Chris Meredith
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML shambles
Replies: 5
Views: 5985

Re: ECML shambles

To be fair the failings have got more to do with Network Rail & the DfT. The Virgin/Stagecoach bid was based on infrastructure upgrades set out in the invitation to to tender, these have not happened, so with no upgrades fewer trains, result less income to pass onto the DfT as premium payments. I be...
by Chris Meredith
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 156058

Re: CLAN LINE

Right time back at Victoria, a very good run, slip free climb Shalford to Gomshall summit
by Chris Meredith
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 156058

Re: CLAN LINE

The loco has passed it's FTR is cleaned and polished ready for 'The Surrey Hills' Pullman tomorrow.
by Chris Meredith
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 156058

Re: CLAN LINE

Our winter maintenance has now been completed, the boiler was inspected this week as part of a live steam test and recertification has been done by the boiler inspector for insurance purposes. We will be working tomorrow's Surrey Hills subject to passing FTR today, this shouldn't be a problem. Altho...
by Chris Meredith
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 156058

Re: CLAN LINE

Clan Line is currently undergoing it's annual maintenance period & examination. The boiler has been washed out and inspected in a cold condition, a steam test has subsequently been carried out prior to a further steam test and detailed examination by an inspector. For further details and photos see ...
by Chris Meredith
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 156058

Re: CLAN LINE

Another successful trip completed yesterday with no reported problems.
by Chris Meredith
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 133
Views: 156058

Re: CLAN LINE

Passed FTR and all ready to go for today's Surrey Hills. The conditions should be ideal for photographers who appreciate sun, frost & cold weather exhaust effects. Since our last trip some minor maintenance has been carried including repainting the smokebox & smoke deflectors to bring them up to the...