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by pdeaves
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Old Oak Common open day
Replies: 2
Views: 5148

Re: Old Oak Common open day

To close December 2017, I believe (though plans can change).

Details to appear on http://oocopenday.com in due course.
by pdeaves
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Hooray!
Replies: 0
Views: 3993

Hooray!

As of today (31 March) the Settle & Carlisle line is a through route again.
by pdeaves
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Slough station - historical
Replies: 3
Views: 4909

Re: Slough station - historical

Thanks both, that is most interesting.
by pdeaves
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: South Western franchise
Replies: 4
Views: 6261

Re: South Western franchise

windsor_lad wrote:With double the level of service the good citizens of Datchet will have greatly improved train service but will find that their roads are jammed for most of the day.
Maybe that's on purpose, so all those waiting at the crossing think it's much better to go by train! :D
by pdeaves
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: South Western franchise
Replies: 4
Views: 6261

South Western franchise

In case folk haven't heard the news elsewhere, the latest franchise has been awarded to First/MTR in preference to incumbent Stagecoach.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/firs ... -franchise
by pdeaves
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: COMFORTABLE TRAVELLING?
Replies: 5
Views: 5882

Re: COMFORTABLE TRAVELLING?

Comfort is, of course, very subjective and what works for one does not necessarily work for another. For me, the most uncomfortable trains are 390s. The seat itself is generally OK, but it's the extra wide sill width coupled with sloping bodyside (for tilt) and packing seats in irrespective of windo...
by pdeaves
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Slough station - historical
Replies: 3
Views: 4909

Slough station - historical

A colleague has asked me which room used to be the royal waiting room. Can anyone help, please? My own (light) research suggests that there was once a royal waiting room in a previous version of the station, but (after the Windsor line opened) it was all demolished and replaced with what we see toda...
by pdeaves
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dead or Dying Already?
Replies: 31
Views: 33462

Re: Dead or Dying Already?

rcts train returns rcts.org.uk as the top five results. Put in something railway specific to get rid of all (well, most of!) the unwanted stuff.
by pdeaves
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Storm Doris
Replies: 8
Views: 7848

Re: Storm Doris

Why NR don't have a stronger policy of cutting back all vegetation and trees that are within influencing distance of their lines is beyond me. Would reduce the amount of leaf clearance as well as avoiding trees falling on the lines. Whilst I see your point, and agree in theory, there are often case...
by pdeaves
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 36486

Re: Blast from the past

Seen today, but no photo unfortunately:

Liskeard signal box still has a Regional Railways name board.