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quincyg
07-12-2008, 10:17 PM
the former LNER A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa is due to be in Lime St station from lunchtime Saturday to celebrate the Tall Ships event.

let's hope there will be an opportunity to go in and see it as it's only there for a few hours.

choo choo :PDT11

robt
07-13-2008, 05:19 PM
the former LNER A4 Pacific 60009 Union of South Africa is due to be in Lime St station from lunchtime Saturday to celebrate the Tall Ships event.

let's hope there will be an opportunity to go in and see it as it's only there for a few hours.

choo choo :PDT11

Arrives about 12, leaves about 5 - it won't be kept in the station between those times though.

snappel
07-13-2008, 06:17 PM
****, all this stuff happening while I'm away!

robt
07-16-2008, 02:48 AM
Arrives 11.41, leaves 17.31, but like I said, it won't be in the station all day, probably just for 20 minutes after arrival and 20 before departure.

Incidentally, it is a charter train from Scarborough.

Cadfael
07-18-2008, 11:51 AM
Where are they going to be turning it? If it's coming in to Liverpool cab front then it's not going to be going out cab front when it departs?

robt
07-18-2008, 12:04 PM
Probably Crewe, which will also be looking after another steam engine that day for a charter from Chester.

Liverpool: http://www.toton-rail.co.uk/fullsize/60009bread.jpg

Chester: http://www.mikegtn.net/images/6233_HHD_3.jpg

Lime Street will be very busy tomorrow between half 11 and 12 as there are three charter trains due to arrive at 11.30, 11.41 and 11.59, one steam hauled and one Orient Express coaches.

disco
07-19-2008, 03:17 PM
Over an hour late, but worth waiting for.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/scousedisco/IMAG0176.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/scousedisco/CRIM0081.jpg

quincyg
07-19-2008, 08:06 PM
yes well worth the wait. :PDT11

At least I had a few fellow trainspotters to chat to during the long wait and the drizzle went off just in time.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/blogging5fuji/Picture430.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/blogging5fuji/Picture433.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/blogging5fuji/Picture434.jpg

shytalk
07-19-2008, 09:01 PM
Quincyg darlin', dunno what we would do without ya. :PDT_Aliboronz_11:

disco
07-19-2008, 11:16 PM
A few more snaps taken at Lime street today.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/scousedisco/IMAG0174.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/scousedisco/IMAG0169.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk226/scousedisco/IMAG0175.jpg

quincyg
07-19-2008, 11:17 PM
superb Disco :handclap:

andyk
07-20-2008, 01:33 PM
Great pics; thanks for sharing !

Is that the reinstated Olive Mount curve ?

Aureol
07-20-2008, 04:29 PM
Is that the reinstated Olive Mount curve ?

Yes, although there's still a fair bit of work to do before it's reinstated.

To anybody with an interest in old diesels, "Western" loco D1015 Western Champion is working a charter train from Salisbury to Lime Street tomorrow, arriving at Lime St at 1130 and departing at 1743. The train will be stabled at the carriage sidings at Edge Hill in between these times.

Although they visited Birkenhead Woodside in the 60s, this will be the first known visit of a "Western" to Liverpool.

robt
07-20-2008, 04:32 PM
Yes, although there's still a fair bit of work to do before it's reinstated.

To anybody with an interest in old diesels, "Western" loco D1015 Western Champion is working a charter train from Salisbury to Lime Street tomorrow, arriving at Lime St at 1130 and departing at 1743. The train will be stabled at the carriage sidings at Edge Hill in between these times.

Although they visited Birkenhead Woodside in the 60s, this will be the first known visit of a "Western" to Liverpool.

The loco itself will probably go to Warrington for fuel though.

Aureol
07-20-2008, 04:39 PM
The loco itself will probably go to Warrington for fuel though.

I believe it is.

Kev
07-20-2008, 05:20 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2684863937_349dfd2b8a_o.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2684863937_349dfd2b8a_o.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2685679410_c4b9058379_o.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2685679410_c4b9058379_o.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/2684864379_3b16dab949_o.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3129/2684864379_3b16dab949_o.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2684863665_e6962032b1_o.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2684863665_e6962032b1_o.jpg)

quincyg
07-20-2008, 09:32 PM
Yes, although there's still a fair bit of work to do before it's reinstated.

To anybody with an interest in old diesels, "Western" loco D1015 Western Champion is working a charter train from Salisbury to Lime Street tomorrow, arriving at Lime St at 1130 and departing at 1743. The train will be stabled at the carriage sidings at Edge Hill in between these times.

Although they visited Birkenhead Woodside in the 60s, this will be the first known visit of a "Western" to Liverpool.

well lets hope so, although I'm not optimistic...
http://www.spitfirerailtours.co.uk/latest_news.htm
We have been advised by the DTG, owners of D1015 "Western Champion", that the locomotive has been booked in for maintenance during the months of June & July and therefore will no longer be available for our tour.

John(Zappa)
07-20-2008, 09:44 PM
Brilliant pics everyone.:handclap:

robt
07-20-2008, 09:47 PM
well lets hope so, although I'm not optimistic...
http://www.spitfirerailtours.co.uk/latest_news.htm
We have been advised by the DTG, owners of D1015 "Western Champion", that the locomotive has been booked in for maintenance during the months of June & July and therefore will no longer be available for our tour.

I wouldn't pay too much attention to that, that news article was published in February, and the loco has been given paths between Old Oak Common depot and Salisbury in the early hours of tomorrow morning and return on Tuesday.

quincyg
07-20-2008, 09:51 PM
I wouldn't pay too much attention to that, that news article was published in February, and the loco has been given paths between Old Oak Common depot and Salisbury in the early hours of tomorrow morning and return on Tuesday.

cheers Robt, thanks for that .:PDT11
so will it take the WCL in? Going on my rail atlas that seems to be the main route from that part of the world via Crewe.
will try and catch it before Lime St, so don't want to be stood at the wrong station:PDT_Xtremez_42:

will delay having my bloods done so I can see that and try and catch an hour of the tall ships.

quincyg
07-21-2008, 10:48 PM
went to Edge Hill in the end and managed a couple of pics for us trainspotters

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/blogging5fuji/westernchampion.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/blogging5fuji/Picture583.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/blogging5fuji/westernchampion2.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e28/quincyg/blogging5fuji/Picture584.jpg

robt
07-31-2008, 09:49 PM
For anyone who is interested, as there seemed to be quite a few the other weekend:

LMS Class 8P 4-6-2 no 46201 Princess Elizabeth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMS_Princess_Royal_Class#6201.2F46201_Princess_Eli zabeth)

Sat 2nd August

Lime Street (dep/arr) 0652/2312
Huyton (pass) 0704/2300
St Helens Central (stop) 0716/2244

http://www.uksteam.info/tours/picsa/03092357.jpg