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by mikegayton
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Southeastern Area Timetables
Replies: 0
Views: 2079

Southeastern Area Timetables

It was good to find that copies of new ThamesLink timetables were available before the revised service started, and in Medway we had the whole service, not just our service from Rainham to Luton. One thing that surprises me is that the Southeastern Train Times HS is still available with a cover syno...
by mikegayton
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thameslink
Replies: 0
Views: 2042

Thameslink

Inveigled two friends make a Thameslink journey today ?as things must surely have improved?. The plan was to start with the 10.28 from Rainham to Luton. At Rainham the platform 0 indicator showed at 10.15 the 9.41 and 10.11 arrivals and 10.28 departure. After the arrival of what turned out to be the...
by mikegayton
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Access to serial reports
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Access to serial reports

Definitely a correct correction - many thanks.
Two users of the forum must have had their post subjects set to ascending and had to scroll through the old ones before getting to the latest ones. Using descending reverses this.
by mikegayton
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Access to serial reports
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Access to serial reports

I have recently had two requests for accessing the latest report in a string.
Just in case there are any others in a similar situation, you can go to the bottom of the string and set to by post time and descending. This will operate as such until you change it.
by mikegayton
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 12839

Re: Railtour Report

MisterC, your local input post is much appreciated. Are the 317s getting a bit scruffy, or was I completely mistaken? On my first visit to the area King?s Lynn was still very active and I was able to take the train to Hunstanton. Sorry about ignoring the signal boxes, but they were being observed as...
by mikegayton
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 12839

Re: Railtour Report

The West Norfolk Wanderer On Saturday 21st April, Bob, Ken and joined The West Norfolk Wanderer at Bromley South. Whilst waiting for the Hastings Unit we were surprised by a freight roaring through in the up direction. It was headed by 66762 with a 92 (not sure whether this was under power). Everyt...
by mikegayton
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ian Allan
Replies: 0
Views: 2193

Ian Allan

Judging from the amount of queries I have had about Ian Allan railtours and shed visits, many of you will have served your railway enthusiast apprenticeship, as I did, with that organisation before graduating to the RCTS. In Exeter we had Peter Tonks(?) as our leader and he arranged many enjoyable v...
by mikegayton
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rail Mail
Replies: 0
Views: 2092

Rail Mail

Visit to Mail Rail On Friday 9th March, Bob and I set off to visit Mail Rail. Among the many locos at Hoo Junction was COLAS 37219, not sure how long ago I last saw a 37 there. We travelled by the slow route to use the dive-under approaching London Bridge, and see how the great cavern underneath the...
by mikegayton
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 12839

Re: Railtour Report

Good to see the updates, thank you both.
One thing that I seem to have got wrong is my remark on the fuel terminal at Colnbrook which is shown as disused on some maps, but from photographs it appears that there is a regular service from Lindsey
by mikegayton
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 12839

Re: Railtour Report

The Thames Trumper On Saturday 27th January 2018 I joined the ?Thames Trumper? with Bob and Ken at Paddington for an on time 8.06 departure behind 59204 with 66122 tailing and the on time stayed with us more or less all day. The first target was the Colnbrook branch which appears to be busy again wi...