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Author Topic: Long Rock Depot - part of £146 million investment for future  (Read 24513 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 27, 2016, 05:14:53 pm »


Thank you, Kernowman. I hope that the disconnection of Oil road does not mean that no provision will be made for a future reinstatement of rail-borne fuel delivieries. If there is going to be an increase in frequency of services on the main line to Plymouth/beyond, it could follow that larger quantities of fuel will be delivered to Penzance. In this case, a train of fuel tankers should be more economically attractive than before. 

My thoughts exactly, you've hit the nail on the head there.

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« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2016, 09:18:23 pm »

Albert's siding (just west of the shed) and No 4 running road (behind the shed on the inland side) have also now been lifted in preparation for the new shed, so it may be interesting stabling stock over Christmas day and Boxing day.
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« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2016, 10:05:21 am »

I suppose some stock could be berthed in Penzance station over the holiday.
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« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2016, 10:10:52 am »

I suppose some stock could be berthed in Penzance station over the holiday.
...mmm.  It's sure to be vandalised if its left there... Tongue
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« Reply #34 on: December 25, 2016, 04:53:01 pm »

I suppose some stock could be berthed in Penzance station over the holiday.
...mmm.  It's sure to be vandalised if its left there... Tongue
There's nothing in the station but 57605 Totnes Castle and sleeper stock (4 day coaches and 5 sleeper coaches) is stabled just outside the station on Slopers siding at Eastern Green.
Also at Long Rock there's 3 X 150s, 3 x 153s, 1 X 5 coach Voyager, 08410 on a barrier vehicle and 3 spare coaches and 4 x HSTs plus, I suspect, another HST in the shed.
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« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2021, 09:37:19 am »

On 3rd January, Cornwall Railway Society website reports a rumour that there are plans to extend Long Rock Depot with three sidings at Ponsandane to provide extra space. Can anyone confirm or deny?  Thanks.
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« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2021, 02:12:47 pm »

Sounds a good idea IF true. Hopefully able to take a 10 car, not 5+5 IET. And yes I know that they are not that length now, but planning for the future?

As is well known, I dont think much of IETs, but we are stuck them for many years yet. A future operator might improve them by lengthening and making them into proper inter city units.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2021, 02:40:26 pm »

Sounds a good idea IF true. Hopefully able to take a 10 car, not 5+5 IET. And yes I know that they are not that length now, but planning for the future?

It has been talked about, but I've heard of no definite green light for it to happen yet.

It would certainly be sensible for each road to be able to take two 5-car units, and therefore a 9-car, though looking at the land available getting all three sidings to be the required length might be a stretch.  I would imagine funding would only be provided for the minimum of what is required and I think any thoughts of 9-car trains being extended to 10-car can now be parked in the siding (if you will excuse the pun) for many years given recent events.  On that basis I would not be surprised if something like two 9-car and one 5-car length is what will eventually be provided.  That is pure speculation on my part though.
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« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2021, 11:38:20 pm »

Thanks for the replies. I dare say it wouldn't happen until (unless) the industry recovers from the current situation, so probably not for quite some time.
 
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