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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 27 Sep 2009 12:30

31207 looking a lot better already- some new panels where there was a lot of rust and the holes in the bodywork have been filled. With a bit of paint over these sections, she'll look very good indeed. 31207 is now available for traffic and will cover the October yellow diagram as well as some mixed traction gala turns (five loco-hauled round trips on Saturdays). I saw the 31 briefly when window-hanging at Weybourne yesterday. 24081 was on top form and looking, and sounding :!: :!: :!: , spectacular. Top marks for the thrash; especially the throaty snarl as the 24 tackled Kelling Bank having stopped at the halt. I'd never even seen, let alone ridden behind on full power, a Class 24. I'll be sad to see her go- wish she could have been there for longer as she would look so good with the 25!

The 25 will not be operational until next year I don't think- badly corroded cab floor panels and some electrical issues. She's also started to look a bit faded, but that's not a major issue.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby Greenshedman » 07 Oct 2009 01:21

24081 is going back to the GWR on the 19th October, So on Saturday 10th October it will be out working for the last time. but don't shot the messenger. First train will be 0945 from Sheringham. Covering the yellow diesel time table.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 07 Oct 2009 18:28

Sadly, if you do want to make your way to the NNR for some last minute 24 mileage, trains will be to the October yellow timetable so 24081 will only be doing 5 round trips instead of the usual 6. That's still 51.25 thrash-filled miles though! First 24-hauled train is at 09.45 from Sheringham, 09.56 from Weybourne and 10.30 from Holt; running every 1.5 hours until the 15.45 from Sheringham, the last trip of the day. She's a great loco with plenty of thrash available (1.160hp sounds like nothing on Earth on that 1 in 80 climb away from Kelling Heath Park [scaring all the cyclists in the nature reserve 8) :!: ] just before the cutting) so make the most of her if you haven't already. I don't know who'll be driving as I have not been at the railway since 26th September and will not be at the railway on Saturday. Wish I was there :!:
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 11 Oct 2009 17:41

So, that's pretty much it as far as Class 24 running, and diesel running as a whole, is concerned. But don't worry, you still have some time to get your last mileage of 2009 from 31207. 31207 will be working next Saturday (17/10) on the October yellow diagram with five full round trips (50+ miles) starting at 09.45 from Sheringham. The following weekend (Sat 24th and Sun 25th) is a children's hands-on event so I'm not sure if any diesel running is planned- although there is chance that the Saturday could see a loco-hauled service as the website says that the standard yellow timetable is in operation. I don't think it's very likely that the Sunday will see any locomotive activity- but I may be wrong. Saturday 31st October is just four kettle round trips and Saturdays and Sundays in November are mainly 'blue' days on which, due to the absence of an operational boilered mainline loco, will all be covered by a cart (either 101 DMU or railbus).

But that isn't the end of diesel running entirely at the NNR. Next year will see a patched-up 31207, a more reliable 25057 (fingers crossed) and plenty of yellow Saturdays in early summer and early autumn. Mainline loco running usually starts round April/May time depending on whether there are available locos. 25057 is not operational at the moment but should be by next Spring as the cab floor at no.2 end (I think) has corroded panels which must be replaced before the loco can be driven from that end. Also, I think that the 25 still has a few electrical and brake faults which need ironing out before she can thrash once more. 31207 has been patched up and is looking much better already- those holes in the bodywork are now gone. A shame if you liked seeing 31207 in her weathered state, but otherwise a huge improvement. Anyway, only the bodywork which had holes in it has been dealt with so '207's still looking a bit weathered. The repaint of 31207 into green is still a long way off- some of you bashers may think this is sacrilegious, but I disagree entirely!
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 14 Oct 2009 08:02

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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby Hellooldchap » 14 Oct 2009 18:50

The roster says a DMU for Sun 25th :( Shame as I'm on duty and get less to do.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 17 Oct 2009 10:57

From the Sheringham webcam, it was noted that 24081 was out again today; this probably being the loco's very last foray on the railway. 31207 was rostered, but 24081 was obviously used instead. Any reasons? Maybe they thought it would be nice to give 24081 a final 'final run' on the railway before the road movement was booked to take place. Don't suppose there were any bashers though.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31403 » 17 Oct 2009 14:17

One or two unhappy 31 cranks,having made a 3 hour trip to get there apparently.
Battery problems allegedly.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 17 Oct 2009 19:41

Good job the trusty 24 was still there (from an operational point of view and not a 31 crank's)- otherwise the rattling cart would have to have been drafted in! At least there was still some loco haulage. Battery problems with the 31- oh dear. The new set of batteries only went in four years ago- let's hope the 31 can be fixed easily :arrow: This may leave the NNR with no operational diesels; fortunately it's the end of the season and we can start with a clean slate in April 2010 8)
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 17 Oct 2009 23:59

31403 wrote:One or two unhappy 31 cranks,having made a 3 hour trip to get there apparently.
Battery problems allegedly.


Very much the case no allegedly about it.

31207 wrote:trusty 24
:?: :?:
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 18 Oct 2009 12:22

kenny wrote:
31207 wrote:trusty 24
:?: :?:


Would you like to expand on the two question marks?

I must say, the 24's been very reliable during the time the NNR have had it and the NNR has had a lot of use out of it. Don't get me wrong, the 31's been extremely reliable over the past year or so but the 24 has not had any major problems during its visit, save for a minor air leak or something like that in July as far as I know. The 24 has been relied on all summer and autumn to cover for other locos, including carts and kettles, that have failed. Having said that, the 24's visit was only brief.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby buzzard31 » 19 Oct 2009 17:39

31403 wrote:One or two unhappy 31 cranks,having made a 3 hour trip to get there apparently.
Battery problems allegedly.
yes thankyou but at least it was a genuine reason & not just i wanted to take the 24 instead of the 31 :x
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 20 Oct 2009 21:23

buzzard31 wrote:yes thankyou but at least it was a genuine reason & not just i wanted to take the 24 instead of the 31 :x


That sort of thing doesn't happen at the NNR. The loco department makes a decision, even if only the night before :oops: , and sticks to it unless there are circumstances which preclude the use of a rostered loco. I am sorry if you have been made to feel like that through the NNR changing their mind at the last minute, and want to assure you that this creates operational headaches as well. The only reason why the rostered loco would ever be changed at the last minute like that would be that the rostered loco had developed a fault that could not be rectified in time without causing the day's service to be disrupted. I am genuinely very sorry that you felt the need to make a comment such as that, and apologise for any upset the substitution of 24081 may have caused.

The drivers at the NNR enjoy driving all of the locos (though they'll always have favourites) and understand the enthusiasts' expectations so it's unlikely that they'll ever take on this unprofessional attitude. I know many of the drivers personally and they're excited about driving any loco, be it a 24, 25, 31...
(though I must say that holding a conversation in the cab of the 25 is not a particularly easy task :twisted: :twisted: ) The 24 and especially the 31 are a lot better soundproofed 8) In fact, most drivers' favourite loco to drive is the 31 because it's a reasonably large loco which is interesting to drive inasmuch as you can pull the power handle to the stop quite often :lol: :lol:
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 24 Oct 2009 12:45

31207- looking much smarter- out today for the very last booked loco-hauled service of the year. Not many bashers and in the pouring rain but still looking good. Tomorrow a cart will probably be out.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby buzzard31 » 26 Oct 2009 12:47

31207 wrote:31207- looking much smarter- out today for the very last booked loco-hauled service of the year. Not many bashers and in the pouring rain but still looking good. Tomorrow a cart will probably be out.
not many bashers as it was the first 31 on the mainline tour for two years the same day
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 28 Oct 2009 19:34

buzzard31 wrote:
31207 wrote:31207- looking much smarter- out today for the very last booked loco-hauled service of the year. Not many bashers and in the pouring rain but still looking good. Tomorrow a cart will probably be out.
not many bashers as it was the first 31 on the mainline tour for two years the same day


Train crew & a bobby in the box permitting hope to run vice Unit on the 14th November and looking ods on for 207.

Linked in with Hastings unit visiting Sheringham Networkrail.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby Greenshedman » 29 Oct 2009 18:46

Hi All

Just to let you all know, That on the 12th December 03063 will be working 2 trains to Sheringham to Holt using 2 Coaches.
Timings are as followed. Sheringham 11.00, Depart Holt at 11.45 second train will be Sheringham 14.00, depart Holt at 14.45.
Sorry but there will be no Heat so bring a hot water bottle :lol:
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby Hellooldchap » 29 Oct 2009 20:08

Greenshedman wrote:Hi All

Just to let you all know, That on the 12th December 03063 will be working 2 trains to Sheringham to Holt using 2 Coaches.
Timings are as followed. Sheringham 11.00, Depart Holt at 11.45 second train will be Sheringham 14.00, depart Holt at 14.45.
Sorry but there will be no Heat so bring a hot water bottle :lol:



Doh- taking 24 kids to the circus :(

Would you mind if I posted this on Anglia Gen- may drum up some more visitors?
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby buzzard31 » 29 Oct 2009 20:43

kenny wrote:
buzzard31 wrote:
31207 wrote:31207- looking much smarter- out today for the very last booked loco-hauled service of the year. Not many bashers and in the pouring rain but still looking good. Tomorrow a cart will probably be out.
not many bashers as it was the first 31 on the mainline tour for two years the same day


Train crew & a bobby in the box permitting hope to run vice Unit on the 14th November and looking ods on for 207.

Linked in with Hastings unit visiting Sheringham Networkrail.
keep us posted mate cheers
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 156421 » 30 Oct 2009 09:43

Hellooldchap wrote:
Greenshedman wrote:Hi All

Just to let you all know, That on the 12th December 03063 will be working 2 trains to Sheringham to Holt using 2 Coaches.
Timings are as followed. Sheringham 11.00, Depart Holt at 11.45 second train will be Sheringham 14.00, depart Holt at 14.45.
Sorry but there will be no Heat so bring a hot water bottle :lol:



Doh- taking 24 kids to the circus :(

Would you mind if I posted this on Anglia Gen- may drum up some more visitors?


You would certainly get more visitors if NatEx East Anglia could be bothered to run a service, the Norwich to Sheringham service is a bus that weekend..oh joy of joys!! Looks like another very long drive.....
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 31207 » 30 Oct 2009 16:57

buzzard31 wrote:
31207 wrote:not many bashers as it was the first 31 on the mainline tour for two years the same day


D'oh :oops: :oops: :oops:
Oh heck, I ought to pay more attention to railtours. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Not that I could have done the tour in any case, or visited the NNR for 50 miles from 31207, as I was in an equally rain-soaked Fort William. The message was live from Fort William. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 06 Nov 2009 18:40

buzzard31 wrote:
kenny wrote:Train crew & a bobby in the box permitting hope to run vice Unit on the 14th November and looking ods on for 207.

Linked in with Hastings unit visiting Sheringham Networkrail.
keep us posted mate cheers


Should know more after weekend 8)
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 13 Nov 2009 18:23

Sorry for late gen but 79960 has had a few problems which have now been Resolved

Saturday 14th November 2009

31207 12:30 and 13:30 ex Sheringham with 79960 working 10:30, 11:30 14:30 and
15:30 ex Sheringham.
On the hour from Holt.

Sunday 15th is booked for 79960 all day
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 14 Nov 2009 18:43

31207 is diagramed out for Sunday 15th November for Six round trips vice Unit all day.

First train 10:30 ex sheringham.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby Hellooldchap » 14 Nov 2009 19:50

Andre- I've sent this through to Anglia Gen to try and drum up some custom. I guess a bobby was found OK?
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 20 Nov 2009 16:32

31207 has been rostered to work this Saturday and Sunday Blue service vice DRB/DMU

The above is pending finding a signalman and guard for loco hauled.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 27 Nov 2009 20:30

DRB 79960 will be doing Blue service this Saturday & Sunday
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby kenny » 21 Dec 2009 19:33

25057 is to be used to pre heat Santa services & mince pie specials and stand by if no availability of Steam loco.
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby 97405 » 21 Dec 2009 19:35

Cheers for that - will be in the area after Christmas so if you can post any gen regarding 057 it'd be appreciated :)
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Re: NNR Diesel Running Days

Postby Hellooldchap » 21 Dec 2009 23:29

Santa's were packed on Sat- fully booked by the looks of it. Load 6 too.
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