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Author Topic: Cutdown 125's to operate Penzance to Plymouth clockface service  (Read 27774 times)
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« Reply #90 on: November 27, 2017, 09:25:54 pm »

It would appear that GWR have named these trains "Class 43 Castle"s.

So, what is to become of the Class 57 'Castles' ?
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« Reply #91 on: November 27, 2017, 11:21:43 pm »

The 57s, once based at Long Rock, can be renamed after Cornish heroes:
57601 Myghal Josep An Gof
57602 Bishop Jonathan Trelawny
57603 Richard Trevithick
57604 Jethro

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« Reply #92 on: November 27, 2017, 11:27:23 pm »

What no Ross Poldark !😠😎
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« Reply #93 on: November 28, 2017, 07:04:33 am »

What about that true Cornishman    Pa Sty?
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« Reply #94 on: November 28, 2017, 08:17:54 am »

Camelot.
(sotto voce) Itís only a model.
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« Reply #95 on: December 13, 2017, 09:41:06 pm »

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1802602319751130&id=100000041374657 Grin

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« Reply #96 on: December 15, 2017, 02:17:53 am »

No problem, SandTEngineer.  Wink

I've moved your new topic and merged it here (also taking the opportunity to expand this current topic heading, purely in the interests of clarity and ease of future reference), and without posting a 'this topic has been moved' link.

With any luck, nobody will notice that you made a muck-up.  Wink Cheesy Grin

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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

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« Reply #97 on: December 15, 2017, 06:35:16 am »

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1802602319751130&id=100000041374657 Grin

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I thought I saw a hst 4 stabled at Laira on Wednesday morning as I passed, but then concluded I had it wrong as it was in blue! Thanks for confirming I probably wasnít seeing things
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« Reply #98 on: December 15, 2017, 08:53:32 am »

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1802602319751130&id=100000041374657 Grin

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I thought I saw a hst 4 stabled at Laira on Wednesday morning as I passed, but then concluded I had it wrong as it was in blue! Thanks for confirming I probably wasnít seeing things

Why are these trains sitting in Laira doing nothing when there is a desperate need for HST stock on diagrams which are being shortformed/run by 3 car Turbos instead due to GWR's HSTs heading up to Scotland too soon?
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« Reply #99 on: December 15, 2017, 09:54:58 am »

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1802602319751130&id=100000041374657 Grin

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I thought I saw a hst 4 stabled at Laira on Wednesday morning as I passed, but then concluded I had it wrong as it was in blue! Thanks for confirming I probably wasnít seeing things

Why are these trains sitting in Laira doing nothing when there is a desperate need for HST stock on diagrams which are being shortformed/run by 3 car Turbos instead due to GWR's HSTs heading up to Scotland too soon?

Although it may seem so, no HSTs have gone to Scotland too soon   They have to go at the end of their lease and in accordance with the agreed date between DFT and Transport for Scotland,   IEPs are replacing them so on paper there are sufficient trains..   The problem is that there are too many out of service for repairs.
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« Reply #100 on: December 15, 2017, 10:13:44 am »

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1802602319751130&id=100000041374657 Grin

Edit: Whoops, just realised we already have a thread running for this elsewhere (http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=18332.0 ).  Could the moderators please shift my post and delete this topic....... Tongue

I thought I saw a hst 4 stabled at Laira on Wednesday morning as I passed, but then concluded I had it wrong as it was in blue! Thanks for confirming I probably wasnít seeing things

Why are these trains sitting in Laira doing nothing when there is a desperate need for HST stock on diagrams which are being shortformed/run by 3 car Turbos instead due to GWR's HSTs heading up to Scotland too soon?

Although it may seem so, no HSTs have gone to Scotland too soon   They have to go at the end of their lease and in accordance with the agreed date between DFT and Transport for Scotland,   IEPs are replacing them so on paper there are sufficient trains..   The problem is that there are too many out of service for repairs.

"On paper" is not really much use........I still cannot fathom why HSTs with all their capabilities are going to being used to pootle between Plymouth and Penzance whilst areas such as the Cotswold Line are having to cram people onto 3 car Turbos for peak services where HSTs are needed and have traditionally been used (that's assuming there is anyone to drive them of course).

It's akin to using an F1 car on the school run whilst taking a Ford Escort to Silverstone.
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« Reply #101 on: December 15, 2017, 11:16:30 am »

I still cannot fathom why HSTs with all their capabilities are going to being used to pootle between Plymouth and Penzance whilst areas such as the Cotswold Line are having to cram people onto 3 car Turbos for peak services where HSTs are needed and have traditionally been used (that's assuming there is anyone to drive them of course).

A direct swap for the rest of this year (that's 2 weeks) is probably out because:
* Few if any Cornishmen know how to drive a Turbo
* Turbos are too wide of the narrow lanes tracks of Devon and Cornwall

Come the new year ....
1. Electric trains take over Maidenhead to Didcot
2. Released turbos take over Bristol locals  such as to Worcester, Westbury and Weymouth
3. Released 150s go to the Cornish Main Line
4. HSTs on any local Cornish work can go the the North Cotswold line
5. Further released turbos can move to services such as Cardiff to Portsmouth
6. Released 158s can head out further west.
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« Reply #102 on: December 17, 2017, 08:59:06 pm »

With any luck, nobody will notice that you made a muck-up.  Wink Cheesy Grin

I didn't notice, at least not until I read this...

How very appropriate - Castles were built at a time of uncertainty with the expectation of an intense but limited life. They have turned out to have lasted very much longer and have a heavy use today, all be it in a very different way to what they were designed for in the first place.

Which castle names should be selected?

Mrs FT, N! is fond of Coch, she tells me.
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« Reply #103 on: December 17, 2017, 10:06:08 pm »

The 57s, once based at Long Rock, can be renamed after Cornish heroes:
57601 Myghal Josep An Gof
57602 Bishop Jonathan Trelawny
57603 Richard Trevithick
57604 Jethro

What no Ross Poldark !😠😎

More to the point - why no Sir Bevil Grenville?   Shocked

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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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« Reply #104 on: December 18, 2017, 08:36:46 am »

Why are these trains sitting in Laira doing nothing when there is a desperate need for HST [...]

Because the Castle Class is new traction; they will have their own class number.
Therefore only a small number of staff currently sign them.
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