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Author Topic: Problems with the Night Riviera sleeper - December 2014 onwards  (Read 246938 times)
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2014, 10:20:14 pm »

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This train will be starting late from Penzance and is expected to be 45 minutes late.
This is due to earlier signalling problems.

Should still be on time by Paddington?
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2014, 11:19:56 pm »

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This train will be starting late from Penzance and is expected to be 45 minutes late.
This is due to earlier signalling problems.

Should still be on time by Paddington?

Now 64 late.
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2014, 11:33:50 pm »

Knock on effect of signalling problems delaying the crew into Penzance rather than a problem with the train this time.
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2014, 12:18:07 pm »

Arrived Paddington at 0459, 24 early.  Late at all intermediate stops, but caught up some time between Reading and Paddington.
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2015, 05:20:03 pm »

Bit of a change for the Down sleeper last night.  Rather than being rescued it was called in to help out after the 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff service (via Bristol Temple Meads) failed at Slough.

The sleeper called additionally at Slough, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads, where coaches were provided onwards toward Cardiff.

It then suffered an air problem in Devon but was only 13 late into Penzance.

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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2015, 12:11:23 am »

It then suffered an air problem in Devon ...

That'll probably be the Radon gas ...  Tongue
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2015, 11:09:56 am »

For any one who is interested I think 57312 will be on the up sleeper tomorrow correct me if I'm wrong but it will be nice to get pictures of a different loco on the sleeper
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2015, 01:49:32 pm »

For any one who is interested I think 57312 will be on the up sleeper tomorrow correct me if I'm wrong but it will be nice to get pictures of a different loco on the sleeper

It was on the down last night. One of my Flickr contacts pictured it at Plymouth this morning.
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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2015, 08:15:51 pm »

Well we'll not often a class 57 comes to the rescue normally needs rescuing itself. but a class 66 on freight failed between par and lostwithiel this afternoon so the 57 from tonight's up sleeper has gone to help! Hmm I wonder will the up sleeper be on time tonight?
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2015, 08:18:20 pm »

I think the plan is for the FGW (First Great Western) 57 to push or pull the freight into Par and clear of the mainline.

A 66 is on its way from Westbury to take the train forward.

I wonder if they are both 1Z99.
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2015, 08:22:12 pm »

686N 1629 Goonbarrow Jn to Fowey Dock Carne Point took 1 hour 39 from Par to Lostwithiel and terminated at Lostwithiel. Is that the failed freight service?
No other services in RTT» (Real Time Trains - website).
1A35 is 50 late. 1C86 lost 80 minutes around Westbury. Guessing that needed rescuing as well?

Edit*** 1C86 went from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads then down to Taunton causing the delay.
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2015, 08:23:44 pm »

I think the plan is for the FGW (First Great Western) 57 to push or pull the freight into Par and clear of the mainline.

A 66 is on its way from Westbury to take the train forward.

I wonder if they are both 1Z99.

Looks like 1C86 1506 Pad to Pnz has hit both of the failed trains on its journey today. Doh!  Roll Eyes

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/C20330/2015/01/26/advanced
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2015, 08:30:54 pm »

Yes a second freight failed on the main line between the junctions for Westbury and Frome.
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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2015, 08:40:54 pm »

Looks like 1C86 1506 Pad to Pnz has hit both of the failed trains on its journey today. Doh!  Roll Eyes

And 1C87 (the 16:06 Pad to Pnz) is now running ahead of it.  Might have been better to wait at Westbury than go round via Bristol, but hindsight is a marvellous thing!
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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2015, 08:43:57 pm »

Not only hindsight. You can't keep a train at Westbury indefinitely - there are only three platforms and it might then lead to cancellations because of "congestion caused by earlier delays"  Wink
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