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1  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Intercity Express Train (IET) failure, near Exeter, 13 September 2018 on: Today at 10:30:21 am
The train computer should be able to identify where on the journey this happened. A sweep of the track at that point should help to see if there was anything amiss.
2  All across the Great Western territory / Broadcast media about railways, and other means of transport / Re: Channel 5 series - Paddington Station 24/7, starting 11 September 2017 on: Yesterday at 04:56:54 pm
The trailer for next week suggests the “lack of train crew” and consequent cancellations will feature
3  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: 0553 Weymouth to Bristol Parkway on: September 17, 2018, 11:21:42 am
I am presuming it had lost two of the three engines so could not tackle the banks easily. There being no ecs work it must have been attached to the following service from Weymouth.

However I find it difficult to reconcile the two reasons given. The above being the most likely as it came down yesterday.
4  Journey by Journey / Heart of Wessex / Re: 0553 Weymouth to Bristol Parkway on: September 17, 2018, 07:41:29 am
Cancelled from Weymouth to Westbury again today (17 Sept)
RTT reason
This service was cancelled between Weymouth and Westbury due to the planned train being replaced with a slower train (MS).

Journey Check reason
05:33 Weymouth to Filton Abbey Wood due 08:21 will be started from Westbury.
It will no longer call at Weymouth, Upwey, Dorchester West, Maiden Newton, Chetnole, Yetminster, Thornford, Yeovil Pen Mill, Castle Cary, Bruton and Frome.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

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5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 15, 2018, 02:49:37 pm
Robert Humm’s Twitter feed on #whatstation is an excellent way to get help in identifying railway locations. Every so often they will produce a run of about 30 they need help on. So far, with assistance from their followers, all have been identified.
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 15, 2018, 01:29:53 pm
Stations, from the East Anglian Railway Archive, which show a waiting shed like the one here are:
Middle Drove- Watlington to Wisbech line
 Stretham, near Ely
Swaffham, Thetford to Swaffham Railway
Whatton, Thetford to Swaffham Railway

So perhaps we are looking at the western part of Norfolk. Now one just has to look to see which one it might be!
7  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 15, 2018, 12:43:25 pm

I have replied on Twitter to this effect.
The waiting shed is of a design seen on some stations in the link below.
Additionally the picture of the main building seems to be a Great Eastern one
https://www.eastanglianrailwayarchive.co.uk/Railways/Abandoned-Lines-and-Stations/
Compiling of a list of stations with that style of waiting shelter from those in the link might give a clue. I will try later on today.
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 08:43:38 pm
Number 8
Could that be in East Anglia, the sidings being used for the grain trade?. Fakenham has some similarities but is mentioned as an illustration
9  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 08:25:49 pm
Built in 1877, the engineer being Philip Bannon.
Historic England listing is given in the link.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1020419
10  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 10:56:07 am
Yes, that seems to be the one, before the new bridge was built.
The correct headcode for this line was one disc, right smokebox, during the period from 1934.
11  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 09:21:42 am

This page gives a list of choices for that time period
http://www.semgonline.com/headcodes/sheadcodes/06.html
12  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: When and where, and John's, mine or print? on: September 14, 2018, 08:48:15 am
1. Southern Rly O2, photo taken between 1932 and 1945. Headcode may suggest somewhere near Southampton, along with the bridge in the background. The Southampton Dock to Brockenhurst was one route for the headcode. There were a number of others but only Exeter to Ilfracombe might tie in with the river behind.
13  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: ECML IET issues on: September 10, 2018, 10:25:26 am
Detailed analysis in November MR.
Did the DfT bring NR into the mix when specifying the IET?
14  Journey by Journey / South Western services / More trains than usual needing repairs on: September 10, 2018, 08:18:04 am
Recently this has cropped up in Journey Check. Today, 10 September, seems more severe than usual.
23 services are affected, clearly over a number of diagrams. One or two reduced to just 2 cars
Is this down to a change in maintenance procedure as SWT did not seem to have the problem.

Still, with the blockade west of Crewkerne next week, there should be time to catch up.
15  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: ECML IET issues on: September 10, 2018, 08:12:40 am
Roger Ford in Modern Railways has been tracking this for some time.
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