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Author Topic: Newquay branch the jungle line  (Read 10490 times)
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2015, 12:59:57 am »

All hell would break loose if this were allowed to happen on our trunk roads but seemingly the railways are allowed to get away with it. But it doesn't give a good impression of a modern well maintained railway does it.

It does happen on our trunk roads - there seems to be barely a road sign in the country that isn't partially obscured by vegetation at the moment and the rest are mainly in need of a good clean.

I wonder if they give out warnings on the summer hsts not to stick your head out the window! I would be afraid of losing my glasses then I wouldn't see much at all!

I thought most train companies generally recommend you don't stick your head out of the window at any time whilst the train is moving, for exactly the reason that there might be vegetation or other rather less forgiving objects which could interfere with the integrity of your cranium and it's soft, grey contents?!

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2017, 01:54:00 pm »

For the want of posting on a relative thread ;-

11:30 Newquay to London Paddington due 16:31 will be terminated at Plymouth.
It will no longer call at Totnes, Newton Abbot, Exeter St Davids, Reading and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Surely ONE service which should not be cancelled.
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2017, 02:34:41 pm »

Ran with only a small handful of people I suspect. I caught the 1323 Newquay to Plymouth 150/153/153 combo  which connects to a hst at Par, and had an entire 150 carriage to myself.
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« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2017, 04:12:01 pm »

For the want of posting on a relative thread ;-

11:30 Newquay to London Paddington due 16:31 will be terminated at Plymouth.
It will no longer call at Totnes, Newton Abbot, Exeter St Davids, Reading and London Paddington.
This is due to a shortage of train crew.

Surely ONE service which should not be cancelled.

............were the staff in question unavoidably delayed on the beach?  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2017, 04:30:27 pm »

Given the complaints about the encroaching vegetation on this line, I suspect the staff were delayed on the beech ...after all, it is a branch line !.
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