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by pdeaves
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Tram Train
Replies: 4
Views: 5489

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: 36150

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: 4007

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: 3458

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: 5775

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: 4817

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: 14
Views: 13266

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: 7599

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: 7599

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: 36150

Re: Blast from the past

Lancing signal box still has Network SouthEast branding, seen in early June 2018
2018-06-02 36 313204 at Lancing copy.JPG
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