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by pdeaves
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 10581

Re: Britain's Railway Policy

Members should also be aware that this so-called 'vision' is more a history lesson than a look forward. There is next to nothing 'new' that hasn't already been announced before (and in many cases, is already there!).
by pdeaves
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Batley station
Replies: 1
Views: 5172

Batley station

I have recently stumbled across information that suggests that Batley station will be served only by Transpennine Express in due course. Does anyone know from when this will take place, please? May 2018 timetable?

Thanks!
by pdeaves
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Class 308
Replies: 3
Views: 6972

Re: Class 308

Thanks MisterC . One place that mentions 308991-993 as parcel units is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_308 (with usual caution regarding the source); as you can see it doesn't mention 308994/995 at all. Additionally, I found something about 308991-993 on http://www.railuk.info/ but ...
by pdeaves
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Class 308
Replies: 3
Views: 6972

Class 308

I make no secret of the fact that my interest lies in the railway rather than the trains. As such, my 'train' records are limited and I hope that the good inhabitants of RCTSforumland can help. What is the history behind electric multiple units 308994 and 308995? I've found that 308991-993 were parc...
by pdeaves
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mystery location
Replies: 3
Views: 8783

Re: Mystery location

In another forum, someone investigated the credits and established that it was Wentworth and Holyland. This video has the railway scenes at the start ( http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/dear-sergeant-or-story-rough-riding-motorcycling-course ) with loads of fascinating military motorcycle rid...
by pdeaves
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cardiff visit
Replies: 1
Views: 5421

Re: Cardiff visit

On arrival at what used to be Bute Road, it seemed as if all it had ever been was a single track buffer terminus, but an amble around found the remains of a through platform to the east, presumably for traffic to Bute Docks, but did passenger traffic go any further? As far as can be ascertained, no...
by pdeaves
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cl.800 IEP unit
Replies: 2
Views: 7165

Re: Cl.800 IEP unit

Ian Prince wrote:in plain grey, the other in GW green
For info, 800003 is the green one of that pair. It was at Old Oak Common open day today.
by pdeaves
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 50479

Re: Blast from the past

Network SouthEast pops up again. I saw this in Bourne End ticket office today (25 August 2017):

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by pdeaves
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: West Midlands
Replies: 0
Views: 6451

West Midlands

I expect that most have already picked up, but in case you haven't the West Midlands franchise, currently run by Govia as London Midland, will transfer to Abellio/East Japan/Mitsui control from 10 December.
by pdeaves
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: great western electrification
Replies: 6
Views: 11455

Re: great western electrification

Cardiff Swansea electrification scrapped..... MML Electrification Scrapped will not go to Nottingham Derby or Sheffield another CON by the bloody Tories... Whatever your political leanings, be fair. Most of the money for these has already been spent doing the early(er) bits of the Great Western. 'T...