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I hear the blue King is coming there for the summer season.

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On loan from Tyseley this summer is this Pannier tank. Seen at Paignton 9.6.18

 

Did this go down to Bodmin first? I ask as I overtook an LT 57xx on the A30 heading out of Cornwall the other day, but as I was driving, I could not pay much attention. 

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Did this go down to Bodmin first? I ask as I overtook an LT 57xx on the A30 heading out of Cornwall the other day, but as I was driving, I could not pay much attention.

Bodmin had the pannier from the South Devon railway on loan. It has now returned

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One of the last visits of an A4 to Devon occurred on 8.6.19 with a Guildford to Kingswear charter. 60009 Union of South Africa banked by class 37 6975.

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20 hours ago, Garry Morris said:

One of the last visits of an A4 to Devon......

 

Does this imply there won't be any more A4 hauled trains in the future?

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I don't know much about the LNER which was way outside my spotting area, but these A4s and other superpower locos are at their best on the mainline maintaining the max speed limit rather than tiddling around with a 25MPH limit.  Same for any regions top link engine, but it may be expedient for them to venture off the mainline for whatever reason and this does give an opportunity for many more to see them in action in different parts of the country.

      Brian

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9 hours ago, Ramblin Rich said:

Does this imply there won't be any more A4 hauled trains in the future?

Number 9 is in the last few months of its mainline ticket and is planned to be retired at the end of it. Bittern is also out of ticket for the foreseeable future.

However, 60007 will be returning to the mainline on completion of its current overhaul, so all is not lost.

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Thanks, I knew UoSA was coming to its end but not aware of the state of others. As you say, hopefully SNG will reappear some day.

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<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Thanks, I knew UoSA was coming to its end>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

What has Trump :wacko: been saying now?  Didn't' know it was that bad!

If we're talking S160 what's wrong?

      Brian.

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Here’s a few photos of flying Scotsman’s visit to Plymouth area last year

 

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A few photos from today of duchess of Sutherland passing Stoggy Lane Plymouth. Video to follow

 

 

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Some videos of when flying Scotsman’s came to devon

 

 

 

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