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by pdeaves
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 34356

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 (...
by pdeaves
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 61434

Re: Blast from the past

This InterCity sign is still present at Chippenham:
2018-01-23 03reduced Chippenham station sign with InterCity swallow.JPG
2018-01-23 03reduced Chippenham station sign with InterCity swallow.JPG (284.51 KiB) Viewed 22634 times
by pdeaves
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 23529

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

Thanks all for your information so far. A summary of findings to date is the bottom table on http://www.railwaycodes.org.uk/stations/notserved.shtm . I have not put Fenchurch St on that section as, according to some info I have found, the 'LNER' workings were not removed until 1948 (veracity of sour...
by pdeaves
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 23529

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

According to the RCH junction diagrams, Shepreth was GN.
by pdeaves
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 23529

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

Thanks Peter. I suppose this particular example continued through to closure (I hadn't really considered LT in my original question, erroneously assuming everything would become BR in 1948).
by pdeaves
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 23529

Pre-nationalisation station use

All, Were there ever any stations pre-nationalisation that were run by one company but served only by another? If so, where (and ideally with dates if known)? To illustrate, a modern day example could be Hinckley station, operated by East Midlands Trains for a decade (so far) but only served by Cros...
by pdeaves
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 13726

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: 6710

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: 9287

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: 9287

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...