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by mikegayton
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CROSSRAIL
Replies: 5
Views: 7092

CROSSRAIL

Crossrail Yesterday (19th April), friends and I took a short day trip to view some of the Crossrail progress. A slow speed travel card from Strood started it for me. The works were first seen a surprising distance before Abbey Wood, where it appeared that preparations are under way for an additional...
by mikegayton
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Opening of Rochester Station
Replies: 8
Views: 12918

Re: Opening of Rochester Station

Today Tuesday 29th I went from Rochester to Rainham looking for what had transpired during the Easter blockade. At Rochester the scaffolding around the signal box is completed, ready for demolition. The old station lift towers have been demolished leaving the platforms bare apart from large bags ? n...
by mikegayton
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Opening of Rochester Station
Replies: 8
Views: 12918

Re: Opening of Rochester Station

Update Although the Station had a second opening, by the Duke of Kent, on 24th February, by which time the caf? had been installed, work was still being done to the roof on 1st March. The carpark is still under construction, which is causing problems in Rochester as local traders are complaining tha...
by mikegayton
Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Opening of Rochester Station
Replies: 8
Views: 12918

Re: Opening of Rochester Station

Apparently the bay platform at Rainham will be used by just two trains a day at first.
by mikegayton
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Opening of Rochester Station
Replies: 8
Views: 12918

Re: Opening of Rochester Station

The old Rochester station building itself is of course listed, but work has started on demolishing things outside of it such as awnings, lift shafts and the platform shelters. The new bay at Rainham is now programmed for two train a day service starting in May, after signalling installation at Easte...
by mikegayton
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sightings
Replies: 13
Views: 16914

Re: Sightings

Mid Hants Saturday 2nd January On a very wet morning the first train from Alton, hauled by 34007 WADEBRIDGE was almost empty. 92212 was the other working locomotive, much praised by its driver. Access was not being allowed to Ropley sheds or designated workshop viewing areas, but the following were ...
by mikegayton
Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Opening of Rochester Station
Replies: 8
Views: 12918

Opening of Rochester Station

OPENING OF ROCHESTER STATION Although the first trains ran on the evening of Sunday 13th December there was an opening gathering of local dignitaries on Monday 14th, and there will be a formal opening in the new year. However the physical opening has many parts. As is well known the northern platfor...
by mikegayton
Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 148
Views: 186215

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Just to reply on the point that Paddy raised, the beginning and end of summer time has to be reset by users, and if you are an hour out you must still be on summer time. If you wish to correct the situation go to: user control panel / board preferences / summer time is in effect / no / submit. This ...
by mikegayton
Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sightings
Replies: 13
Views: 16914

Re: Sightings

Great Central Railway Nottingham Visited here on Saturday 19th September on the Hastings Diesel Tour which took us into Ruddington Fields Station. Stock seen included: Prototype HST 41001 was on display (it has got around a bit since overhaul at Neville Hill Depot aided by input from Brush Traction,...
by mikegayton
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sightings
Replies: 13
Views: 16914

Re: Sightings

Quainton Road On Monday 31st August Chiltern ran a special service from Aylesbury to Quainton Road with single unit 121020, which the three of us used. At Quainton there was a service on the upside siding worked by 30585, and on the down (Brill Branch) side a brake van with FRASER & CHALMERS ENGINE...