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« Reply #600 on: December 01, 2020, 04:09:53 pm »

So - which is the station who's name should be changed? 
Liverpool Street, named after Lord Liverpool.

Isn't that photo in Bath?
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« Reply #601 on: December 07, 2020, 04:25:00 pm »

I think we may have a new winner here -

The Radio Times piece on this Friday's "Cornwall's Most Scenic Railway Journeys" programme on Channel 5.

https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/mwqbbn/the-worlds-most-scenic-railway-journeys--cornwalls-most-scenic-railway-journeys/

The train is the "Rocky Mountaineer" - Canada......
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« Reply #602 on: December 07, 2020, 05:20:58 pm »

I think we may have a new winner here -

The Radio Times piece on this Friday's "Cornwall's Most Scenic Railway Journeys" programme on Channel 5.

https://www.radiotimes.com/tv-programme/e/mwqbbn/the-worlds-most-scenic-railway-journeys--cornwalls-most-scenic-railway-journeys/

The train is the "Rocky Mountaineer" - Canada......

That's getting stolen!
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« Reply #603 on: December 08, 2020, 10:51:16 am »

If it was Austria, I'd say it was getting stollen.....
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« Reply #604 on: December 08, 2020, 11:54:48 am »

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Bristol's long lost train station that's on track to reopen

Ambitious vision includes new stations, low-carbon trains and "turn-up-and-go" services



A long-lost Bristol train station that shut 50 years ago could be reopened under ambitious plans for the region's rail over the next decade.

Campaigners including MP Kerry McCarthy are celebrating after St Anne's Park station in Brislington received up to ?50,000 from the Government to begin the process of restoring it back to life.
Source: Bristol Live

Admit it - we all knew the Bristol-Bath electrification would be completed with 750v DC third-rail... it was the only way to satisfy the Keepers of Bath's Heritage Wink
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« Reply #605 on: December 08, 2020, 03:43:33 pm »

Admit it - we all knew the Bristol-Bath electrification would be completed with 750v DC third-rail... it was the only way to satisfy the Keepers of Bath's Heritage Wink

You beat me to it, and with a better explanation, too!
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« Reply #606 on: December 08, 2020, 07:20:41 pm »

The picture of 444 040 is in the November 2018 issue of "Railway Gazette" (I googled it - I don't have a collection). It's obviously not Bristol - someone will recognise the setting.
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« Reply #607 on: December 08, 2020, 07:44:04 pm »

The picture of 444 040 is in the November 2018 issue of "Railway Gazette" (I googled it - I don't have a collection). It's obviously not Bristol - someone will recognise the setting.

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https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4820/43994813450_4436cdfbcb_b.jpg

... looks like platform 5; terminal track, extra terminal track to the right. Too straight and old for Reading?
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« Reply #608 on: December 08, 2020, 07:50:01 pm »

The picture of 444 040 is in the November 2018 issue of "Railway Gazette" (I googled it - I don't have a collection). It's obviously not Bristol - someone will recognise the setting.

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https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4820/43994813450_4436cdfbcb_b.jpg

... looks like platform 5; terminal track, extra terminal track to the right. Too straight and old for Reading?

Must be Portsmouth Harbour, surely? Not that I've ever been there...
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« Reply #609 on: December 08, 2020, 09:17:22 pm »

Okay, I'm ignorant of these things. To me it's obviously not in or near Bristol cos the only SWR services that come here are the Waterloo-Temple Meads and the Portsmouth-Cardiff services, which call at Temple Meads and Bath but it's obviously not either of those places. And even if it were, a GWR service would be far more relevant as they're surely the only ones that will stop at St Anne's Park etc (if anything ever does).

So what I want to know is, how can you tell from the photo that it's running on third rail?
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« Reply #610 on: December 08, 2020, 09:23:34 pm »

The unit is in passenger service, front light on, CIS showing stops, so not being hauled arround empty by a diesel, and a 444 is 3rd rail only, though does have a space for a pantagragh.
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« Reply #611 on: December 08, 2020, 10:03:56 pm »

The picture of 444 040 is in the November 2018 issue of "Railway Gazette" (I googled it - I don't have a collection). It's obviously not Bristol - someone will recognise the setting.

Higher res at ...

https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4820/43994813450_4436cdfbcb_b.jpg

... looks like platform 5; terminal track, extra terminal track to the right. Too straight and old for Reading?

Must be Portsmouth Harbour, surely? Not that I've ever been there...

I agree - Portsmouth Harbour.  I was there not too long ago - in Sept, coming back from the Isle of Wight.
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« Reply #612 on: December 09, 2020, 08:33:56 am »

Thanks all! I could see it was the end of a line, but couldn't read the CIS well enough to figure out where the train was going.
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« Reply #613 on: December 09, 2020, 09:11:44 pm »

The unit is in passenger service, front light on, CIS showing stops, so not being hauled arround empty by a diesel, and a 444 is 3rd rail only, though does have a space for a pantagragh.
Thanks. But other than knowing that a 444 is third rail only, how could you tell by looking at it that it wasn't a DMU?
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« Reply #614 on: December 09, 2020, 09:18:58 pm »

The unit is in passenger service, front light on, CIS showing stops, so not being hauled arround empty by a diesel, and a 444 is 3rd rail only, though does have a space for a pantagragh.
Thanks. But other than knowing that a 444 is third rail only, how could you tell by looking at it that it wasn't a DMU?

From that angle, I don't think there are any discernible differences.
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