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« Reply #90 on: June 03, 2017, 04:14:55 PM »

Last eleven coach Loco hauled train was most likely to have been The Western Wonderer a good couple of years ago  Grin
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« Reply #91 on: June 03, 2017, 05:53:33 PM »

Was that a scheduled service?
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« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2017, 08:28:59 PM »

Looking at todays photos it would seem there is the potential for this thread to be merged with this other one:
Simon Brown, rail enthusiast, died on Gatwick Express train, 7 Aug 2016
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« Reply #93 on: June 03, 2017, 09:49:59 PM »

You'll note that my window hanging picture at Yeovil Pen Mill was taken while the train was stationary
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« Reply #94 on: June 04, 2017, 07:28:24 AM »

Was that a scheduled service?

No BNM it was a charter train run by Pathfinder Tours.
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« Reply #95 on: August 07, 2017, 07:47:16 AM »

Last Saturday's service ... on time from Bristol, 64 late from Bath (stopped at Oldfield Park while a bridge strike was cleared). 57 late from Westbury ... 79 late from Yeovil (awaiting single line) and 82 late into Weymouth.

I travelled in coach D from Westbury - just 8 people in carriage when we left there (and a fellow passenger told me she had been the only one when it left Bristol - "wondered if I was on the right train - expected crowds". Did pick up to around 35 passengers by Weymouth; picking up traffic from the following train as well, no doubt, but the Wizard always gets busier as it gets south.  Due 11:45, arrived 13:07.   Oops.
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« Reply #96 on: August 07, 2017, 11:29:32 AM »

Last Saturday's service ... on time from Bristol, 64 late from Bath (stopped at Oldfield Park while a bridge strike was cleared). 57 late from Westbury ... 79 late from Yeovil (awaiting single line) and 82 late into Weymouth.

I travelled in coach D from Westbury - just 8 people in carriage when we left there (and a fellow passenger told me she had been the only one when it left Bristol - "wondered if I was on the right train - expected crowds". Did pick up to around 35 passengers by Weymouth; picking up traffic from the following train as well, no doubt, but the Wizard always gets busier as it gets south.  Due 11:45, arrived 13:07.   Oops.
Surprised to read that it wasn't that busy as I expected it to pick up passengers who were waiting for the following Weymouth train that was waiting at BRI behind the Wizard stuck at Oldfield Park.

I was imagining quite a crowd waiting at Bath Spa for the late running Wizard and the 10.07.  I guess most of those who want a day at Weymouth get the 8.40 from Bristol as the Wizard does take quite a bit longer to get to Weymouth despite missing stations.

I think we've said it before the use of an HST is more for bringing passengers home at the end of the day on the 17.28.
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« Reply #97 on: August 07, 2017, 07:58:18 PM »

Last season of the HST to Weymouth I am informed. Guess there will be sufficient units released for 2018 although Turbos not cleared through Trowbridge (yet).
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