What came through Preston last night?

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What came through Preston last night?

Postby centenary » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:43 pm

On the 17.24 from Halifax last night and, as we entered Preston, there were loads and I mean loads (about 20), of train enthusiasts with cameras on tripods etc waiting for something 'special' to come in? What was it?

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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby PTmodeller » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:08 pm

Kettle excursion from Bristol, part of the Great Britain railtour. 44871+70013. Continued on to Glasgow this morning.

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Re: What came through Preston last night?

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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby m8internet » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:12 pm

Most special trains through Preston are empty to/from Carnforth, or specials on their way from the Midlands to "the north"

17:24 Halifax - Preston due Preston 18:33

I've had a look for movements around Preston
5Z40 passed through about 14:00, so it can't be that

1Z86 "The Great Britain", due Preston 17:42 (source rail-gen) :
Locomotives to be 44871 and 70013.
Bristol TM 1006
Bristol Parkway 1019-1044
Cheltenham 1129
Spetchley loop 1151-1233
Bromsgrove 1249
Kings Norton 1305
Walsall 1422
Stafford 1457
Crewe 1533-1636
Warrington 1709
Preston 1742
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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby PTmodeller » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:16 pm

Wasn't delayed at Carnforth, was delayed somewhere much further south...

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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby m8internet » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:18 pm

PTmodeller wrote:Wasn't delayed at Carnforth, was delayed somewhere much further south...

Apologies, I was reading something else, so ignore and I've edited the OP
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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby PeterH » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:55 pm

I was really annoyed, the Great Britain's route was changed so that Bittern isn't going to Euston.
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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby centenary » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:43 pm

Sorry for my ignorance but does this mean it was a double header steam train!?

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Re: What came through Preston last night?

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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby centenary » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:10 pm

PTmodeller wrote:Yes.


Awesome! Wish my train had of been delayed now!

This double header passed us on the Halifax train to!

http://northwestrailphoto.fotopic.net/p64150269.html

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Re: What came through Preston last night?

Postby ngresley » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:51 am

PTmodeller wrote:Yes.


OMFG, what a sight!!! :shock:
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