Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here]. Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
April 21, 2018, 02:41:23 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10 11 ... 13
  Print  
Author Topic: Cutdown 125's to operate Penzance to Plymouth clockface service  (Read 27770 times)
ChrisB
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 9389


View Profile Email
« Reply #120 on: February 20, 2018, 09:02:05 pm »

Did it arrive?
Logged
richwarwicker
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 2990

richardwarwicker@hotmail.co.uk
View Profile Email
« Reply #121 on: February 20, 2018, 09:03:34 pm »

I was told 27th...
Logged
Adelante_CCT
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 953



View Profile
« Reply #122 on: February 21, 2018, 10:22:19 am »

Did I hear the first set would be without power doors for now?
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 19968



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #123 on: February 21, 2018, 10:56:23 am »

Did I hear the first set would be without power doors for now?

In searching through last night (for a picture of a red HST - don't ask!) I came across the "Virgin Challenger" - a five car HST that was in use around the time of Voyager introduction - pictures at http://www.tauntontrains.co.uk/oldsite/HST.htm on Taunton Trains - 14th and 15th pictures down.

Logic suggests to me that if the conversion is far, far slower than was expected, could not HSTs being retired from regular HST runs be "challenged" and run in service that way, then converted as the shops in Doncaster (?) have capacity.  Downers I can see are the station dwell times would need to allow an extra minute or so for door closing, and conversion of loos would need to be completed in any case for 2020.
Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
PhilWakely
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 810


View Profile
« Reply #124 on: February 21, 2018, 11:20:19 am »

Did I hear the first set would be without power doors for now?

Very simple answer.............. Yes
Logged
ChrisB
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 9389


View Profile Email
« Reply #125 on: February 21, 2018, 12:09:23 pm »

There are additional costs in running a full HST over the 5car cutdown. Both NR and fuel....
Logged
Phantom
Full Member
***
Posts: 47



View Profile Email
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2018, 12:39:38 pm »


Some great memories looking back at some of these pictures, but am intrigued what the guy is doing on the line in the second picture?

Logged
Pb_devon
Sr. Member
****
Posts: 187


View Profile
« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2018, 07:41:38 am »


Some great memories looking back at some of these pictures, but am intrigued what the guy is doing on the line in the second picture?



The caption says it's 1908, so anything was possible then!!
Logged
Plymboi
Full Member
***
Posts: 89


View Profile Email
« Reply #128 on: February 24, 2018, 03:11:57 pm »

Is this clockface service stopping at all stations on the Cornish Main Line?
Saltash; St Germans; Menheniot; Liskeard; Bodmin; Lostwithiel; Par; St Austell; Truro; Redruth; Camborne; Hayle; St Erth; Penzance.
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 19968



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #129 on: February 24, 2018, 03:24:57 pm »

Is this clockface service stopping at all stations on the Cornish Main Line?
Saltash; St Germans; Menheniot; Liskeard; Bodmin; Lostwithiel; Par; St Austell; Truro; Redruth; Camborne; Hayle; St Erth; Penzance.

Don't know ... but the very first cutdown HST is planned for the 06:00 off Penzance which is one of the very few services still to call at Menheniot.  So they can call at even the smallest stations.
Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
richwarwicker
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 2990

richardwarwicker@hotmail.co.uk
View Profile Email
« Reply #130 on: March 11, 2018, 06:07:40 pm »

First set returning south Tomorrow night....

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O80173/2018/03/12/advanced
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 19968



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #131 on: March 11, 2018, 06:42:37 pm »

First set returning south Tomorrow night....

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O80173/2018/03/12/advanced


Quote
Timed for 59mph max
Diesel locomotive, trailing load 715 tonnes

Running in?

There were suggestions that some of the planned changes may not have happened.  Do we know if it's got retention toilets? Automatic doors? Green paint? Battery or hydrogen power?  Electronic seat reservation and destination indicators? A buffet?
Logged

TransWilts Rail - Linking North to West and South 9 times a day. [see here]
richwarwicker
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 2990

richardwarwicker@hotmail.co.uk
View Profile Email
« Reply #132 on: March 11, 2018, 07:01:50 pm »

First set returning south Tomorrow night....

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O80173/2018/03/12/advanced


Quote
Timed for 59mph max
Diesel locomotive, trailing load 715 tonnes

Running in?

There were suggestions that some of the planned changes may not have happened.  Do we know if it's got retention toilets? Automatic doors? Green paint? Battery or hydrogen power?  Electronic seat reservation and destination indicators? A buffet?

Seats? Doors? Carriage ends? I imagine the later will reduce speed if they’re absent!  Grin
Logged
bobm
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6359



View Profile
« Reply #133 on: March 11, 2018, 07:37:59 pm »

Needs a driver mind.
Logged
richwarwicker
TransWilts Member
Hero Member
******
Posts: 2990

richardwarwicker@hotmail.co.uk
View Profile Email
« Reply #134 on: March 11, 2018, 08:28:27 pm »

Needs a driver mind.

Do such things exist?
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: 1 ... 7 8 [9] 10 11 ... 13
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants