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by pdeaves
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 7581

Re: 2018

mikegayton wrote:Unfortunately 2018 has been a good year for the image of our main line railways.
Can I ask what you mean by this? I assume 'good' should be 'bad'!
by pdeaves
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Station access
Replies: 0
Views: 8392

Station access

Remember last December when Southeastern ran (briefly) into London Waterloo? In line with today's contract-centred businesses, an agreement had to be set up with the station operator (Network Rail, in this case) to do so. Lists of which companies have access rights to which stations are now availabl...
by pdeaves
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tram Train
Replies: 4
Views: 9176

Re: Tram Train

The local dictionaries from sheffield & Rotherham councils & from stagecoach supertram / SYPTE / press from railway publications / local television & radio stations where treated to 399204 before the public runs commenced at 0939... 'Dictionaries' intrigues me! (I know you meant dignitaries). Servi...
by pdeaves
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 50476

Re: Blast from the past

Seen at Coventry today: 2018-10-13 48 old posters at Coventry copy.jpg Far left (just visible) was something to do with visiting Wales. Next, I don't know what the 'special notice' poster described. 'Train departures from Coventry' (two panels) is dated 30 September 1985 to 11 May 1986. Penultimate ...
by pdeaves
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Could Class 08's be used as Emergency Generators?
Replies: 2
Views: 6981

Re: Could Class 08's be used as Emergency Generators?

Can anyone help with this one? In answer to the question posed in the thread title, yes, a class 08 could be used as a generator. It is essentially a mobile generator with a bit of equipment allowing it to move itself. Regarding the finer detail of whether any 08s were in actuality fitted with exte...
by pdeaves
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: BR Tops Lists
Replies: 2
Views: 5937

Re: BR Tops Lists

87018gag wrote:I am trying to locate BR TOPS Lists for Preston, Carlisle and Glasgow areas from 1978 -1986.
For clarity, are you after TOPS location codes for these places or TOPS numbers of rolling stock passing (or allocated to) these places?
by pdeaves
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: STEAM at Swindon
Replies: 4
Views: 9816

Re: STEAM at Swindon

Travel from Paddington and back was in Class 800s. We were expecting electric traction as far as Didcot, but as we heard nothing from the engine beneath, it is presumably at least as far as Swindon now (should have paid more attention to pantographs!). Trains do not yet use the OLE west of Didcot; ...
by pdeaves
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Chinor & Princes Risborough Railway
Replies: 3
Views: 8170

Re: Chinor & Princes Risborough Railway

We were told by Chiltern personnel that there is a possibility that the service, which is currently to finish at the 20th December time table change, could be replaced by one to West Ealing. The 'Wycombe' line, leaving the Great Western main line just after Old Oak Common depots, will be severed fo...
by pdeaves
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Survey / Questionaire
Replies: 15
Views: 34699

Re: Survey / Questionaire

There is no sense in asking people 'just like you' for information that you already know. Evidently the committee is formed from older people who can already answer on behalf of older people. To find out what younger people want or how younger people think involves asking them. Now, if the committee...
by pdeaves
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 12414

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

Seems to be no rush to eliminate the name 'Virgin' on the rolling stock, unlike previous franchise changes/failures. Interestingly, there was a VTEC HST in Kings Cross yesterday (30 June), one of only two trains in at the time, the other being Hull Trains. I was hoping to see an LNER one on a brief...