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    Default steam train due at Lime St station - Sat 19th July

    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    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.

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

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    ****, all this stuff happening while I'm away!

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    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.

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    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?

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    Probably Crewe, which will also be looking after another steam engine that day for a charter from Chester.

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    Chester:

    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.

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    Thumbs up Union of South Africa

    Over an hour late, but worth waiting for.



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    yes well worth the wait.

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



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    A few more snaps taken at Lime street today.





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    Great pics; thanks for sharing !

    Is that the reinstated Olive Mount curve ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyk View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureol View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    The loco itself will probably go to Warrington for fuel though.
    I believe it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aureol View Post
    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.
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    Brilliant pics everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quincyg View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robt View Post
    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 .
    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

    will delay having my bloods done so I can see that and try and catch an hour of the tall ships.
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    went to Edge Hill in the end and managed a couple of pics for us trainspotters




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    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

    Sat 2nd August

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


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