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Er.... (clears throat)..

 

Thank you for asking that question, that's a very good question.....We are very happy to deal with your query. Your questions are important to us ..........

Go onCap'n - tell 'em the truth; it was to get the local railway nutters interested and give them something to talk about on websites :P :jester: .

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Go onCap'n - tell 'em the truth; it was to get the local railway nutters interested and give them something to talk about on websites :P :jester: .

We can neither confirm nor deny that something may or may not have occurred, or not occurred, as is the case, or may not be the case... :O :lol:

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I popped out there earlier today to check on how they were getting on, and found that they had loaded the rear half of the train already and were well on their way to completing loading of the rest:

 

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The logs laid parallel with the track are to prevent lorries turning from encroaching onto the formation:

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Note the rear half of the train on the other side of the level crossing:

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A mess room has now arrived on site - simple scratchbuild, anyone? ;)

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The train departed several minutes early and at last check was proceeding in fine form up towards Bristol...

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That took a while!

The BBC piece was delayed due to Christmas and New Year intervening, otherwise they would have been there sooner. I was unable to attend yesterday due to other work committments, hence a colleague kindly covered for me.

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The BBC piece was delayed due to Christmas and New Year intervening, otherwise they would have been there sooner. I was unable to attend yesterday due to other work committments, hence a colleague kindly covered for me.

 

Shame you couldn't be there CK, given your previous BBC appearence on the Royal Albert Bridge you could have applied for your Equity card if you'd been on yesterday too.... ;)

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looks to be a possible loco change on the Timber, its been 66847 since the start, 66846 has gone to Gloucester today...

 

http://antony-christie.blogspot.com/2012/01/serco-test-train-and-return-colas.html

http://antony-christie.blogspot.com/2012/01/freightliner-sand-and-colas-timber-10th.html

http://antony-christie.blogspot.com/2011/12/colas-timber-to-heathfield.html

 

most of the shots I've got of that train since it started, as im rather local to it!

 

Tony

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This traffic came just in time. The branch's future was looking decidedly shaky and people on the railway were having to speak up to save it.

 

Maybe someone will do the decent thing, now that it's been brought out of mothballs, and run a charter up there for the first time in a while. Tyseley Pannier(s), perchance?

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