First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Pete 136 » 18 Feb 2009 21:52

Doug,

Did you read my complete post,iam tired of the whole steam/diesel arguement was/is my point,136 is there helping the bluebell railway.We are not looking to take over the world.

How have you turn that into a rant about how a steam engine is driven?????My knowledge of a steam isnt that bad,i respect all jobs even the carriage cleaner my friend.

The main reason why this once great forum is dead,

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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby deltic 22 » 19 Feb 2009 01:57

I thought the GCR only did/does high speed runs for testing purposes on contract work, but obviously stand ready to be corrected should that not be the case. As I understood it though, if carrying fare paying passengers, pres lines must stick to the prescribed 25mph which I believe is for the usual OTT H&E reasons.

If this is the case though, then surely they should allow locos fitted with OTMR such as RSG to run faster on pres lines as well?!

Either way, I do feel its about time that we brought the lines into the 21st century by at least giving them the option of having higher speed operating if their P Way & stock is upto the mark.

As for this forum, I don't feel its dead at all; just recovering from a long & unpleasant illness, as long as we all learn our lessons; rant less, have more open minds & try to be much less offensive & personal when disagreeing with someone else's point of view, then I for one see no reason why we cannot rebuild the site to its former glory. :D
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 19 Feb 2009 06:58

I had Pete.

What I was actually responding to was the general view amongst some, saying things like the Bluebell can stick it and all that crap.
Firstly, I was agreeing to your statement, but I then used to go on and explain why I'm sick and tired of it all, and why the diesel - steam thing doesn't really make much sense (perhaps didn't say that bit properly).

It wasn't really meant to be a rant (much), I was just letting people know that there IS help out there for diseasalitis, just as indeed there is for it's opposite condition, Steamitis. I could go into more detail about the hypos and hypers of both conditions as well as the related phobias of them both, but I think I'll leave it at that, along with the other railway related ailments such as Spotter's Elbow and (the normally fatal) Flailer's Head! :lol:

The post wasn't meant to be nasty as such. Perhaps I should have been more sensitive, but hey, the subject does p**s me off.

I'm sorry that you think I'm singlehandedly responsible for this forum's ills, I was not involved with that whole D*ltic saga or anything like that before, and lets face it, that was ugly!
However, I didn't realise that we are now so neutered that we can't even have a tiny splurge every so often, just as long as it doesn't get out of hand? :shock:

Honestly, first thing I really say in ages and look where it gets me!
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Skeggycat » 19 Feb 2009 21:09

You always were one for a good row Douglas. :lol:

How cold is the water up there? :wink:
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 20 Feb 2009 04:14

So cold you can curl on it!! :D
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby 37075basher+class03s » 27 Feb 2009 00:42

Just stick the 08 behind it, you might hear a bit more. or stick some southern emu(Martian speak) to make it a tad more authentic. Whats so special about an ED, they bear more of a resemblance to a flying brick.(No offense intended to the Bluebell Railway, Which is a cracking line by the way :D :D :D )
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 27 Feb 2009 00:48

An electro diesel is a fairly amazing piece of kit when you think about it.

Just to bad they were designed to be functional (before they over heat, etc etc, I mean) instead of hellfire.

A '74 would have made an interesting comparison, I'm sure.
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby 37075basher+class03s » 27 Feb 2009 22:35

Wounder if they considered a crompton :? :?
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 28 Feb 2009 04:03

No, too dieselish.
With an ED, it can go about reasonably quietly, therefore not upsetting the steam peeps.
Besides, an ED is a truly Southern machine, none of all this nationwide malarky the '33s have got up to in their time.

'33s based at Motherwell?? I mean for crying out loud!! :D
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby deltic 22 » 28 Feb 2009 09:32

Actually Douglas, it is bloody wrong that 33's have ended up based in Scotland; I grew up with the beasts & apart from the few 47's, 73's & rare 50, that was all I got - my punishment for being born at the wrong arse end of the country!

The railway gods are obviously jocks! - Lets face it; in banger blue days their daily dose of mainline locos consisted of 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 37, 40, 47 & 55's!!!!

Now they've nicked our bloody 33's too!!! - Greedy bastards!!!!! :lol:

Bout time DBS bought up some 20's, 26's, 27's, 40's, & Deltics from preservation & based them at Eastleigh for use on the Southern routes!! :D :D :D 8) 8) 8) :!:
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 28 Feb 2009 15:33

I couldn't agree more, it was wrong!

... In a veggie spotterish kind of way I mean, but don't tell anyone I just said that! :lol: :oops:
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 28 Feb 2009 18:27

By the way, it has just occurred to me that when the East Grinstead link is up, THEN a Crompton will be apt as, they did work trains out to East Grinstead up until about 1985 didn't they??

(And yes I am aware of the irony that the Bluebell closed before either of these classes had a chance to run on it, so the '73 is totally null and void for it).
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Skeggycat » 28 Feb 2009 22:19

303013 wrote:By the way, it has just occurred to me that when the East Grinstead link is up, THEN a Crompton will be apt as, they did work trains out to East Grinstead up until about 1985 didn't they??

(And yes I am aware of the irony that the Bluebell closed before either of these classes had a chance to run on it, so the '73 is totally null and void for it).


Of course this pre-supposes that the oil hasn't run out before the BB reach East Grinstead. :P
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 01 Mar 2009 03:27

In which case, the '73 will be an ...umm, Electro Electro :lol:
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Skeggycat » 07 Mar 2009 02:14

Today's the day. :lol:

I'm told the train is sold out. 8)

I shall await posts on 'how it went', as I shan't be there. :wink:
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 07 Mar 2009 16:04

We wait with baited breath, with trepidation, and with a feeling of congratulations to the railway for finally allowing this.
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby desperado » 07 Mar 2009 19:23

All went well.
The ECS back to Horsted Keynes was turned into a passenger train so a few extra miles were available.
I don't know where the story that it was sold out originated but it certainly wasn't true. There was a board outside the station
advertising tickets on the day for the diesel. I didn't count how many people were there but it didn't feel crowded.
The middle coach was pretty full - some very old faces. The north end coach was less than half full.
The weather was a bit disappointing for photographs - pretty overcast while we were at Kingscote.
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby 7lda » 07 Mar 2009 20:41

Was all the fuss worth it?
Did you all get cold enough?
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 08 Mar 2009 03:51

Damn, I should have made an effort to get down and travel, as I always ENJOY travelling.

But then I was supposed to be curling in the morning, but with all the work for my course I had just done, I was fast asleep in my bed, and if I had made it down to the bluebell, I might have been the sleeping Scottish bloke in one of the coaches!! :lol:
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby DMShell » 09 Mar 2009 14:43

I wasn't there myself - A little bit to far to travel; but Tom Waghorn has uploaded some pictures from the day here http://tinyurl.com/wealden. Enjoy.
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Curler Guy » 09 Mar 2009 23:08

Leukin' good!
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Skeggycat » 24 Mar 2009 01:02

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7lda wrote:Was all the fuss worth it?


From the Bluebell's point of view it most certainly must have been.

10,600 tons of spoil moved from Imberhorne Lane tip to HK at a cost of 22.6 pence per ton. Yes that is correct..

22.6 pence per ton.

And passengers on the special working paid for the whole lot. :lol:

Special NON public working this Saturday afternoon. :P
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby 7lda » 24 Mar 2009 21:40

Gordon

My question was directed at those who travelled.
Looking forward to seeing '136 in ZG Bay 3 :wink:
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby desperado » 24 Mar 2009 23:13

7lda wrote:My question was directed at those who travelled.

It was good thrash. Lots of old faces I've not seen for a long time.
Not worth £30 but I know that going in.
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Re: First ever public diesel train on the Bluebell.

Postby Skeggycat » 02 Jun 2017 13:31

Now here we are getting on for 10 years later and what a surprise. Not only has 136 been back in all it's later ownerships and liveries, but has been joined by many other diesels (proper ones included :roll: ) including the mighty Deltics.

Who would have believed it !!!!!

Diesel Events at the Dreaded Bluebell. What on Earth has the World come too!!!!

As an aside:- Apart from our private trip behind 136 with the GNR Saloon, I've NOT had a trip by diesel on the BB.
In fact now being very substantially retired I rarely get out to any railway preferring to grow my roses and travel in my electrically adjusted and heated Connolly Hide seat. :P :P :P

Regards to all still here on the forum, it's been a grand few years, keep cleaning those injectors,

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