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« Reply #915 on: June 27, 2018, 08:06:44 am »

So would I, 42.9 and 42.8 have been reached in the past two days. So much so our fire alarm went off Monday as the heat detectors in the pitch of the roof were activated. These have now been changed for higher temperature ones so fingers crossed it won't happen again. (Although being forced to evacuate outside was at least refreshing for a moment)

I should point out I work in a factory, not in a nice 'air conditioned office' nor on a stuffy turbo  Smiley

Stuff that!

Both the rear 4 carriages on the 17:48 and 18:19 from Paddington (18:09/18:39 off Maidenhead) go straight to Reading Depot and not back to Paddington

Ah, thanks for that. I still think its daft with the amount of time it takes, but hey-ho what do I know!
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« Reply #916 on: June 28, 2018, 08:05:44 pm »

The 0733 from Maidenhead was 12 carriages this morning. Almost made up for the late arrival at Maidenhead. Late arrival at Paddington is the norm.
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« Reply #917 on: July 20, 2018, 03:59:14 pm »

It is annoying when GWR are running 8 carriage consists but STILL refuse to open the doors of the rear most due to short platforms - even then the platforms at Hayes are no longer 'short.'

As of next Monday the ASDO (Automatic Selective Door Opening) system is being updated so, finally, all doors on 8-car trains will be opened at Burnham, Hayes & Harlington, Southall, West Ealing and Acton Main Line.

Better operationally as well as reducing the number of annoying announcements on train about where you are and where you need to be to get off.

To view my cab run over the new Reading Viaduct as well as a relief line cab ride at Reading just after Platforms 12-15 opened and my 'before and after' video comparison of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see:
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