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 on: Yesterday at 11:14:49 pm 
Started by TonyK - Last post by Andy
Thanks for sharing - I enjoyed that!


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 on: Yesterday at 11:02:56 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by Clan Line
So we are not eligible for parole until the early 2040's...

Don't bank on that - the existing contract is for 27.5 years, after that they can take them to the "back street garage" for maintenance .................. don't forget the Pacers were designed to have a lifespan of "no more than 20 years".

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 on: Yesterday at 10:04:55 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by CedricCecil
BR Fares - Rovers & Rangers is up to date

https://www.brfares.com/!info?type=rover

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 on: Yesterday at 09:44:49 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by grahame
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The definitive source for ticket validity is National Rail Enquiries.

That is correct however the prices for rovers and rangers on National Rail Enquiries are out of date and have not been updated for a while.
Not sure if the GB rail rover guide has been updated for yesterdays price increase but it is more up to date.

Don't Rover prices go up at a different time of year?  I recall May and September change dates.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:34:29 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by TonyN
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The definitive source for ticket validity is National Rail Enquiries.

That is correct however the prices for rovers and rangers on National Rail Enquiries are out of date and have not been updated for a while.
Not sure if the GB rail rover guide has been updated for yesterdays price increase but it is more up to date.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:23:38 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by grahame
Well ... I'm not surprised at the outcome of the poll ... any thoughts / comments from the original poster  Wink  - is the outcome along the lines you would have thought??

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 on: Yesterday at 08:38:48 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by Lee
So we are not eligible for parole until the early 2040's...

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 on: Yesterday at 08:29:02 pm 
Started by TonyK - Last post by TonyK
I rather like this clever piece on YouTube, Ghost Train: Barnstaple to Ilfracombe. It is compiled by James Fox, and is a good potted history in pictures.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:05:52 pm 
Started by GWR 158 - Last post by grahame
From Hitachi - http://www.hitachi.com/rev/pdf/2014/r2014_10_105.pdf

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Hitachi was formally awarded a rolling stock manufacturing and maintenance contract for the UK IEP project in July 2012 through Agility Trains Ltd. Including additional orders, the contract covers the manufacture of a total of 866 cars and the provision of maintenance services for a period of 27.5 years. With a total value of 5.8 billion pounds, the IEP is the largest project in the history of British railways, and is intended to replace the aging rolling stock on the UK’s East Coast Main Line and Great Western Main Line, which run between London and other major cities in the UK. The Class 800/801 rolling stock for the IEP was developed based on the A-train concepts of lightweight aluminum carbodies and self-supporting interior modules by taking technologies developed in Japan to provide lighter weight and higher speed and applying them to UK railway systems. It will contribute to the provision of high-quality and reliable railway services, with commercial operation scheduled to commence in 2017, following operation trials in the UK that will start in 2015.

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 on: Yesterday at 07:48:48 pm 
Started by Electric train - Last post by Electric train
Presumably TPWS would prevent such an accident, or at least greatly reduce the severity of it.
The accident was believed to have been caused by sudden illness of the driver, who had suffered a similar episode previously.
And whilst I rather liked the old trains, it must be admitted that newer types are more crashworthy.
Certainly TSS would have.

Not sure what the last signal would have been on the approach at the time, but I believe the red lamp on the stop blocks was not treated as a signal so the train could have approached on a clear signal as such the AWS would not of prevented it either

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