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by pdeaves
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railnet
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Railnet

I posted this on another forum but discussion wandered off into other things without answers. Maybe the good burghers of RCTS can help! Around the year 2000 saw the start of what was supposed to be a super-efficient rail-based Royal Mail distribution system known as Railnet. It served terminals at: ...
by pdeaves
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Re: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS

It is possible that this isn't a direct spoken quote but more a reflection of attitudes of the time. Most men higher up the social scale had an aversion to those at the bottom doing anything other than working.
by pdeaves
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Realtimetrains update with train numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 2737

Realtimetrains update with train numbers

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/news/scotrail-first-train-operator-publish-real-time-train-data Didn't note the train number? Look it up on http://realtimetrains.co.uk/! Stock allocations are now shown for most ScotRail services (and GB Railfreight). (Note: no connection other than as a us...
by pdeaves
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML diversions January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 4649

Re: ECML diversions January 2020

You might want to add the date for future readers/searchers. Today (4 January) or earlier in the month?
by pdeaves
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: BR privatisation
Replies: 1
Views: 4237

BR privatisation

Privatisation started well before train operation was hived-off in the mid-1990s. For example, BR's hovercraft services were divested in 1981 and Travellers Fare in 1988, the latter being sold to the management team eventually becoming today's SSP (that runs Upper Crust and other brands). One odd sa...
by pdeaves
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gatehouse of Fleet Station
Replies: 2
Views: 7439

Re: Gatehouse of Fleet Station

Michael Quick states (expanding out his abbreviations):
lost last eastbound service 18 June 1962 timetable; last working time table for line, 7 September 1964, shows unadvertised stops both ways – eastbound Fridays and Saturdays, westbound Fridays and Mondays. Closed 14 June 1965.

Hope this helps!
by pdeaves
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 46344

Re: Blast from the past

Guildford station still advertises Red Star parcels outside (2019-07-06):
2019-07-06 15mod Guildford station sign.JPG
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by pdeaves
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: IET Cl.800 East Coast workings
Replies: 9
Views: 16038

Re: IET Cl.800 East Coast workings

LNER-liveried 800206 passed through Reading this afternoon (5 July) heading for Eastleigh.
by pdeaves
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Heathrow Express class 387s
Replies: 2
Views: 7361

Re: Heathrow Express class 387s

387131 also now in HEx colours. 130, 131 and 140 were all on Reading depot today (5 July).
by pdeaves
Sun May 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Heathrow Express class 387s
Replies: 2
Views: 7361

Heathrow Express class 387s

The first HEx-liveried, GWR-operated 387s have arrived at Reading depot. 387130 and 387140 carry a new HEx livery, nothing like that carried by the 332s (even allowing for the Tata adverts). Image available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pdeaves/47929913333/.