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 on: Today at 04:00:00 AM 
Started by grahame - Last post by grahame
Thinking back to the original article - are we reading the wrong end of the story?

If you travel from Waterloo to (say) Syon Lane, checking in correctly at Waterloo and failing to check out at Syon Lane, wouldn't you come up as a Waterloo failure even though your mistake was made at Syon Lane?

 on: Today at 01:49:06 AM 
Started by froome - Last post by bignosemac
I think that '10' refers to total length. I've never heard of, seen pictured, or seen video of a 2+10 HST in passenger service. The video in question (one I've watched a few times - mostly with volume muted to avoid the inane wittering) shows a call at Bath Spa - one station where 2+8 is the maximum that'll platform.

 on: Today at 01:03:44 AM 
Started by CyclingSid - Last post by chrisr_75

Apparently within MoD circles, the F-35 is known as "Dave" (= Delayed And Very Expensive!)

I do like that one! "So, how's the GWR electrification going?" ....."Not sure, try Dave" 😃

And I'm sure it can't be a coincidence that it is very similar to the name borne by a certain former MP for Witney...

 on: Today at 01:00:38 AM 
Started by lbraine - Last post by chrisr_75
Unless they postca notification that nachines do not accept AMEX cards at all, rather than having a fault. Companies are legallybentitled to choose which cards are accepted.

Take more water with it Chris!  Grin

Phone or tablet keypad I suspect, I am very familiar with that involuntary style of typing and it annoys the hell of out me!! And I don't have fat stubby fingers so can't even blame that  Grin

 on: Today at 12:55:16 AM 
Started by froome - Last post by chrisr_75
Have you got a link to this 2+10 HST cab ride video?

Here you go:

At about 3:20 camera chap says something like "oh, we've got 10 on have we, one of the long ones?", driver (the south wales voice) just about audibly replies in the affirmative. I also spotted in the first couple of minutes a 2+7 and a 2+8, so set lengths clearly weren't as, er, set as they are now. I seem to recall a subsequent conversation about acceleration performance later in the film where the 10 trailer cars were mentioned again - not really enough time to watch all the way through right now!

Worth a watch anyway, pre-privatisation, pre-electrification & remodelling of Paddington and also before the demise of the rather fine Paxman Valenta.

 on: Yesterday at 11:36:38 PM 
Started by grahame - Last post by didcotdean
I was thinking of this as more of a mode interchange problem - although if there is also a way from main line arrivals out of the station that way that avoids any barriers than I suppose it does. I haven't been a regular user of Waterloo in over 20 years so wouldn't claim any expertise on its present configuration.

 on: Yesterday at 11:35:11 PM 
Started by PhilWakely - Last post by johnneyw
Fancy bumping into you?

 on: Yesterday at 11:27:54 PM 
Started by PhilWakely - Last post by bignosemac
"CrossCountry Voyager and GWR HST pass Cockwood Harbour."

 on: Yesterday at 11:20:55 PM 
Started by PhilWakely - Last post by patch38
So that's what 'kissing the pink' means...

 on: Yesterday at 10:49:53 PM 
Started by PhilWakely - Last post by old original
bet you won't look as good as this when you're 40...

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