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« Reply #450 on: February 23, 2017, 12:51:23 pm »

At least 4 units stabled in sidings on Tuesday. When i cam bacl noticed tha there are rows of knee high floodlights alongside hardstanding. Very bright.
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« Reply #451 on: February 23, 2017, 01:46:22 pm »

Another one daubed with childish doodle's, sorry, artistic tags, today.
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« Reply #452 on: February 23, 2017, 03:44:16 pm »

I'm not surprised if NR/GWR are now providing them with flood lighting! They'll be supplying coffee Red Bull next! Shocked Grin
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« Reply #453 on: February 23, 2017, 04:22:07 pm »

Just drop the OLE on the adjacent siding by a couple of metres overnight. That'll save on graffiti and Red Bull.
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« Reply #454 on: February 25, 2017, 03:23:01 am »

... or send a couple of BTP officers out there, with tasers ...  Tongue

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« Reply #455 on: February 25, 2017, 08:16:45 am »

... or send a couple of BTP officers out there, with tasers ...  Tongue



no way to carry them.....both hands already busy with coffee and donuts.

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« Reply #456 on: February 28, 2017, 01:34:19 am »

<yawn>

Tired, and not very funny cliché. When did you last see a bobby on duty with a coffee in one hand and doughnut in the other?  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #457 on: February 28, 2017, 05:58:55 am »

<yawn>

Tired, and not very funny cliché. When did you last see a bobby on duty with a coffee in one hand and doughnut in the other?  Roll Eyes

Don't take life so seriously  Smiley  x
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« Reply #458 on: February 28, 2017, 09:10:50 am »

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Tired, and not very funny cliché. When did you last see a bobby on duty with a coffee in one hand and doughnut in the other?  Roll Eyes

You should know by now that TG's shots are mostly of the cheap variety.
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« Reply #459 on: February 28, 2017, 09:33:40 am »

Some orange-suited gents with a meaty pressure washer tackling one of the units this morning...
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« Reply #460 on: February 28, 2017, 10:02:49 am »

Shame you used the word 'units' rather than 'perpetrators'...  Undecided
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« Reply #461 on: February 28, 2017, 01:19:37 pm »

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You should know by now that TG's shots are mostly of the cheap variety.

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« Reply #462 on: March 21, 2017, 10:38:25 pm »

I thought it'd be useful to provide a summary of the trains due to be formed by Class 387s coming from further afield than Hayes & Harlington from 22nd May onwards:

Services towards London Paddington:
2P14, 06:56 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Taplow (06:59), Burnham (07:02), Slough (07:07), Langley (07:11), Iver (07:14), West Drayton (07:18), Hayes & Harlington (07:23), Southall (07:27), Ealing Broadway (07:33) and London Paddington (07:46).
1P93, 07:33 Maidenhead to Paddington, non-stop to London Paddington (08:04).
1P94, 07:42 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Taplow (07:45), Slough (07:51) and London Paddington (08:21).
2P25, 08:29 Slough to Paddington, calling Langley (08:32), West Drayton (08:39), Hayes & Harlington (08:43), Southall (08:47), Ealing Broadway (08:53) and London Paddington (09:04).
1P97, 08:42 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Taplow (08:46), Slough (08:51), Southall (09:01) and London Paddington (09:22).
2P32, 09:07 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Slough (09:14), West Drayton (09:21), Hayes & Harlington (09:28), Southall (09:32), Ealing Broadway (09:38) and London Paddington (09:49).
1P98, 09:43 Slough to Paddington, non-stop to London Paddington (10:13).
2P73, 18:18 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Slough (18:25), Langley (18:29), Iver (18:32), West Drayton (18:37), Hayes & Harlington (18:41), Ealing Broadway (18:48) and London Paddington (18:59).


Services from London Paddington:
2S80, 09:09 Paddington to Slough, non-stop to Slough (09:34).
1N40, 16:09 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Slough (16:34) and Maidenhead (16:42).
1N42, 16:42 Paddington to Maidenhead, non-stop to Maidenhead (17:13).
2D55, 17:14 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Ealing Broadway (17:23), Hayes & Harlington (17:29), West Drayton (17:34), Langley (17:41), Slough (17:46), Burnham (17:51), and Maidenhead (18:05).
1N44, 17:42 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Slough (18:04), and Maidenhead (18:13).
1N52, 18:42 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Slough (19:04), and Maidenhead (19:14).
1N62, 19:36 Paddington to Maidenhead, non-stop to Maidenhead (20:00).

A fairly mixed bag of calling patterns and timings, three calling at Taplow in the up direction but none in the down for example.  Some are trains that run now, and some are new or amended from the current timetable, and there's quite a lot of empty stock movements to get the stock in position which will be a test of the track capacity.

All services are formed by three different diagrams (all hopefully 8-car), though one of the evening ones swaps about with one of the Paddington-Hayes EMU diagrams, so that's a total of five EMU diagrams required per day for all of the 387 diagrams.
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« Reply #463 on: March 22, 2017, 09:37:25 am »

I thought it'd be useful to provide a summary of the trains due to be formed by Class 387s coming from further afield than Hayes & Harlington from 22nd May onwards:

Services towards London Paddington:
2P14, 06:56 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Taplow (06:59), Burnham (07:02), Slough (07:07), Langley (07:11), Iver (07:14), West Drayton (07:18), Hayes & Harlington (07:23), Southall (07:27), Ealing Broadway (07:33) and London Paddington (07:46).
1P93, 07:33 Maidenhead to Paddington, non-stop to London Paddington (08:04).
1P94, 07:42 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Taplow (07:45), Slough (07:51) and London Paddington (08:21).
2P25, 08:29 Slough to Paddington, calling Langley (08:32), West Drayton (08:39), Hayes & Harlington (08:43), Southall (08:47), Ealing Broadway (08:53) and London Paddington (09:04).
1P97, 08:42 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Taplow (08:46), Slough (08:51), Southall (09:01) and London Paddington (09:22).
2P32, 09:07 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Slough (09:14), West Drayton (09:21), Hayes & Harlington (09:28), Southall (09:32), Ealing Broadway (09:38) and London Paddington (09:49).
1P98, 09:43 Slough to Paddington, non-stop to London Paddington (10:13).
2P73, 18:18 Maidenhead to Paddington, calling Slough (18:25), Langley (18:29), Iver (18:32), West Drayton (18:37), Hayes & Harlington (18:41), Ealing Broadway (18:48) and London Paddington (18:59).


Services from London Paddington:
2S80, 09:09 Paddington to Slough, non-stop to Slough (09:34).
1N40, 16:09 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Slough (16:34) and Maidenhead (16:42).
1N42, 16:42 Paddington to Maidenhead, non-stop to Maidenhead (17:13).
2D55, 17:14 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Ealing Broadway (17:23), Hayes & Harlington (17:29), West Drayton (17:34), Langley (17:41), Slough (17:46), Burnham (17:51), and Maidenhead (18:05).
1N44, 17:42 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Slough (18:04), and Maidenhead (18:13).
1N52, 18:42 Paddington to Maidenhead, calling Slough (19:04), and Maidenhead (19:14).
1N62, 19:36 Paddington to Maidenhead, non-stop to Maidenhead (20:00).

A fairly mixed bag of calling patterns and timings, three calling at Taplow in the up direction but none in the down for example.  Some are trains that run now, and some are new or amended from the current timetable, and there's quite a lot of empty stock movements to get the stock in position which will be a test of the track capacity.

All services are formed by three different diagrams (all hopefully 8-car), though one of the evening ones swaps about with one of the Paddington-Hayes EMU diagrams, so that's a total of five EMU diagrams required per day for all of the 387 diagrams.

Good news is that it looks like another, new , fast train to and from Maidenhead in the Peaks.  Smiley
Bad news is that it takes just as long as an old smoky diesel...
Q: Can't they put the eleccy's on the mains?
A: Probably no pathways  Sad
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« Reply #464 on: March 22, 2017, 10:51:57 am »

correct, I believe. And they're slower. Even 15mph (plus any stops) makes a difference
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