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Sounds like one of two things to me. Either it was on a clearance/timings working, or it was working a branch line working on an as required basis, the destination having no run round facility.

Just a thought

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QUOTE (Paxman @ 11 Apr 2007, 18:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>John, thanks for that. Remember you're talking to a bit of a numpty, here, could you explain what you mean by clearance or timings working?

Clearance/timings workings are sometimes used for planning Royal train movements, the Royal train being top and tailed by dedicated 67's, They are not very common but I am reliably informed that these things have to be done using freight stock as the real thing can't be used for obvious reasons.

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QUOTE (M8 INTERNET @ 13 Apr 2007, 14:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>This was a Class 67 load test
However, it didn't go as planned
Initially both 67s were paired up and hauling
67019 and VGA van wouldn't separate, so it was shut down
The other 67025 ran round and dragged the train back to Avonmouth
The coupling from 67019 was then freed by cutting the coupling on the VGA van

67019 was subsequently damaged, and is now at Ripple Lane for repair

So now we know, it's amazing how information turns up here. thanks M8 for the definitive answer.

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John
 
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