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by pdeaves
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: BR Tops Lists
Replies: 2
Views: 7303

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: 11912

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: 9909

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: 41894

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: 15299

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...
by pdeaves
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 15299

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

That is true, but the legal entity (company) does, just the same as the Keolis Amey companies (plural, for there are two) for the Wales & Borders franchise already exist even though not running trains yet.
by pdeaves
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 57875

Re: Blast from the past

Lancing signal box still has Network SouthEast branding, seen in early June 2018
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by pdeaves
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 57875

Re: Blast from the past

Red Star and, slightly hidden, Network SouthEast branding on Littlehampton station totem, seen in late May 2018.
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by pdeaves
Wed May 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 15299

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

I don't wish to look picky, but that would be more accurate as: "From 24th June the ECML long distance operator will be known as the London North Eastern Railway company & will be run by the government". The line itself will still be the East Coast Main Line! (and, for the time being at least, no ot...
by pdeaves
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 31789

Re: Railtour Report

Presumably this is a result of all the work being carried out at Old Oak Common. It's not so much 'work' at Old Oak Common. The depot is being decommissioned ready to demolish it. The London end sleeper work is permanently at Reading now, but not the heaviest work. That is permanently at Penzance (...