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Author Topic: Avocet Line - Exeter to Exmouth - incidents and events; services, stock and related improvements  (Read 109012 times)
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« Reply #225 on: January 09, 2019, 08:27:47 pm »

I expect this is the promised 158's  They may have new universal toilets fitted. Be interesting to see them under the existing timetable go to Exmouth. Under the Devon Metro they are expected to run between Barnstaple and Exeter Central reversing in what I now call the Morrison's siding.

They will be a while yet due to delays in cascading and are intended to run between Barnstaple and St James Park.   If they were to terminate Exeter Central they would run to Exmouth Jn to reverse which is the normal maneuver for such rains that can't run back straight away.
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« Reply #226 on: January 09, 2019, 11:47:22 pm »

I expect this is the promised 158's  They may have new universal toilets fitted. Be interesting to see them under the existing timetable go to Exmouth. Under the Devon Metro they are expected to run between Barnstaple and Exeter Central reversing in what I now call the Morrison's siding.

They will be a while yet due to delays in cascading and are intended to run between Barnstaple and St James Park.   If they were to terminate Exeter Central they would run to Exmouth Jn to reverse which is the normal maneuver for such rains that can't run back straight away.

What I call Morrisons ( easier to visualise where it is) siding is actually East Sidings and many trains in the evening use it running empty from Exeter Central.
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« Reply #227 on: January 10, 2019, 09:32:07 am »

I expect this is the promised 158's  They may have new universal toilets fitted. Be interesting to see them under the existing timetable go to Exmouth. Under the Devon Metro they are expected to run between Barnstaple and Exeter Central reversing in what I now call the Morrison's siding.

They will be a while yet due to delays in cascading and are intended to run between Barnstaple and St James Park.   If they were to terminate Exeter Central they would run to Exmouth Jn to reverse which is the normal maneuver for such rains that can't run back straight away.

What I call Morrisons ( easier to visualise where it is) siding is actually East Sidings and many trains in the evening use it running empty from Exeter Central.

Exmouth Junction which is the official Railway Location
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« Reply #228 on: January 10, 2019, 12:55:25 pm »

Reason to be cheerful? Almost like the apocryphal London buses, another 4 car 2 x 150/2 formation this morning on 2B73 DIG 0912 > EXC 0920. Not only that but with 2 on-board staff so no freebies for anybody. Somebody has evidently been reading 'How To Run A Railway Properly For Dummies'.

However my return service (2F17) consisted of the more usual 2 x 143 (so as to curb any outbreak of overt optimism amongst the local rail travelling public?). But this train also carried two conductors so whether this is GWR standard practice or an intermittent low level revenue protection operation I know not.
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« Reply #229 on: January 11, 2019, 12:03:50 am »

I expect this is the promised 158's  They may have new universal toilets fitted. Be interesting to see them under the existing timetable go to Exmouth. Under the Devon Metro they are expected to run between Barnstaple and Exeter Central reversing in what I now call the Morrison's siding.

They will be a while yet due to delays in cascading and are intended to run between Barnstaple and St James Park.   If they were to terminate Exeter Central they would run to Exmouth Jn to reverse which is the normal maneuver for such rains that can't run back straight away.

What I call Morrisons ( easier to visualise where it is) siding is actually East Sidings and many trains in the evening use it running empty from Exeter Central.

Exmouth Junction which is the official Railway Location

Exmouth Junction is a confusing name for the East sidings (Morrrisons) and West sidings (now a car park) and should really been confined to the junction from the main line to the Exmouth Branch.
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« Reply #230 on: January 11, 2019, 12:16:30 am »

Exmouth Junction is a confusing name for the East sidings (Morrrisons) and West sidings (now a car park) and should really been confined to the junction from the main line to the Exmouth Branch.

Historically, Exmouth Junction was a major (11 road) engine shed and goods marshalling yards, and the name probably covered the whole Cher-bang.  I think there was a works there judging by how many concrete thingies are described as "cast at Exmouth Junction". With many of those facilities now gone, are we left with isolate and seemingly illogical packet of facilities described as "Exmouth Junction"?
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« Reply #231 on: January 11, 2019, 08:20:54 pm »

What I call Morrisons ( easier to visualise where it is) siding is actually East Sidings and many trains in the evening use it running empty from Exeter Central.

Exmouth Junction which is the official Railway Location

Is that the one by  Morrison's?
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« Reply #232 on: January 12, 2019, 12:12:53 am »

What I call Morrisons ( easier to visualise where it is) siding is actually East Sidings and many trains in the evening use it running empty from Exeter Central.

Exmouth Junction which is the official Railway Location

Is that the one by  Morrison's?

Morrisons East sidings by Robert, on Flickr



Yes. Upper siding out of use. Lower siding with a four coach train (two units). Siding looks like it could hold an eight coach train.

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« Reply #233 on: January 12, 2019, 07:33:04 am »

Exmouth Junction by Robert, on Flickr

East sidings at Morrisons by Robert, on Flickr

Looks like two 143 units in the siding.
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