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West Ealing - Bluebell move this evening

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

Thanks to a post on se-gen - class 20s 20118 & 132 should come down from Worksop this afternoon to work this move tonight:

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R16349/2021-02-22/detailed

It is taking a tamper to the Bluebell for testing so this expected to be new 73950

Tamper is supposed to be tested on Tuesday before returning overnight on Wednesday morning via a long route:

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R16349/2021-02-24/detailed

Ben Williams avatar

Ben Williams Editor

Confirmed as 73950...

ROG37884 avatar

ROG37884

This move was with 75501 as 6Q66

ROG37884 avatar

ROG37884

https://www.facebook.com/723226493/videos/10158994307781494/

Dan Adkins

Dan Adkins

If that move was DR75501, what's working this tonight?

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/B35715/2021-02-22/detailed

According to the booked code, this was due to be DR75501...

Nick Tompkin avatar

Nick Tompkin

I have seen a picture and it is definitely DR73950 at East Grinstead.

Vince avatar

Vince Website editor

Yes, looking at all the photos and videos, it was definitely new Plasser tamper 73950 moving from the Plasser facility at West Ealing to the Bluebell Line.

Presume roger37884 said it was Matisa machine 75501 based on the headcode alone?

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Nick Tompkin

As of 5pm today, DR73950 is at Horsted Keynes PW Yard, with DR73949 at East Grinstead. The original gen is therefore wrong, it being DR73949 returning to Plassers in the early hours of tomorrow, after it's prolonged stay on the Bluebell.

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