EMT HST Power car nameing

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EMT HST Power car nameing

Post by Train Spotter » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:09 pm

Didn't know were to post this information

On Saturday 18th july 2015 EMT will be nameing a HST Power car at Skegness at 1100am

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Re: EMT HST Power car nameing

Post by Train Spotter » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:31 pm

The naming isn't what one was expecting. The name that as been choosen is a cast plate that will be attached to the front power car on the 0753 Summer Saturday Derby to Skegness RTN on 1140 Skegness to Derby on arrival at Skegness the headboard will transfer to Front power car. The nameplate carries the name
PEBBLES THE HIGH SPEED TRAIN

What it is to do with is Marketing the Derby Skegness & RTN service it also got to do with Stagecoach buses in Skegness that the open top bus service at the seaside resort all the buses carry names & EMT have named the 0753 Derby Skegness & 1140 Skegness Derby as Pebbles the high speed train. It should carry the name plate every saturday until 5th September.

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Re: EMT HST Power car nameing

Post by David Goddard » Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:02 pm

So it isn't actually a power car naming, it is a named service actually carrying a headboard
There are quite a few Summer Saturday named trains (for example First Great Western operates the Weymouth Wizard from Bristol to Weymouth on summer Saturdays), The Skegness service appears to be the only one which carries a headboard. Unlike the Wizard, this service is not suitable for a daytrip, aimed more at holidaymakers travelling in one week and returning the next.

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Re: EMT HST Power car nameing

Post by Train Spotter » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:55 pm

David goddard you are spot on with what you posted the head board will be carried on 0753 Derby Skegness & RTN on 1140 Skegness Derby.

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