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Author Topic: Cutdown 125's to operate Penzance to Plymouth clockface service  (Read 48462 times)
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« Reply #165 on: April 12, 2018, 09:45:44 am »

No crossover at Bodmin Parkway, so reversal would have to be elsewhere (Lostwithiel or Liskeard).

If Largin-Bodmin Parkway were bi-directional, it could just come off the single stretch from Plymouth on the 'up line'. Too bad the branch connection was severed at the eastern end of Bodmin Parkway. 
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« Reply #166 on: April 12, 2018, 03:13:11 pm »

The lone Castle Class  HST set is back up to 4 carriages today. Finn and I have just bagged it from Saltash to Plymouth.

Crossed over to the 1500 PLY-PAD at Plymouth, taking that as far as Newton Abbot, so I can then take the mini-me HST back west.


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« Reply #167 on: April 12, 2018, 04:01:54 pm »

Hope you had your passport(s) to make that trip BNM..... Wink
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« Reply #168 on: April 12, 2018, 04:18:55 pm »

Free to get into Cornwall. No border control. It's the getting back to civilisation that may be the issue... Grin
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« Reply #169 on: April 12, 2018, 06:49:36 pm »

One the seventh day, God made Cornwall.

https://vimeo.com/41724325

This is the birthplace of civilisation !
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« Reply #170 on: April 12, 2018, 09:22:55 pm »

Will Coleman ee make us some proud - Kernow bys Vycken Braman Gas An Sousen

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« Reply #171 on: April 13, 2018, 06:18:21 am »

Lovely video

Will Coleman ee make us some proud - Kernow bys Vycken Braman Gas An Sousen

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I think I'm showing my age, or my lack of knowledge of Cornish / Kernewek ... but welcome to the forum anyway Geoff DC.  If another member could fill me in, I would be grateful  Grin.
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« Reply #172 on: April 13, 2018, 07:28:50 am »

Lovely video

Will Coleman ee make us some proud - Kernow bys Vycken Braman Gas An Sousen

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I think I'm showing my age, or my lack of knowledge of Cornish / Kernewek ... but welcome to the forum anyway Geoff DC.  If another member could fill me in, I would be grateful  Grin.

To quote "Blazing Saddles", that's authentic frontier gibberish! 🙂
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« Reply #173 on: April 13, 2018, 12:50:03 pm »

Will Coleman ee make us some proud - Kernow bys Vycken Braman Gas An Sousen

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Meur ras, Geoff DC, und willkommen au forum de la Salle de Café «Grand Ouest», amigo!

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If another member could fill me in, I would be grateful  Grin.

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« Reply #174 on: April 13, 2018, 12:53:12 pm »

What is the set made up of - is it all standard class coaches?
No buffet / first class?
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« Reply #175 on: April 13, 2018, 01:08:11 pm »

What is the set made up of - is it all standard class coaches?
No buffet / first class?
It's always been a solution to a shortage of the preferred or intended pairs of 158s.   Shouldn't really be seen as a future intercity service at all.

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« Reply #176 on: April 13, 2018, 01:29:13 pm »

Indeed, I'd be surprised if they are in use for more than 10 years, and it could be substantially less than that should the new franchise go the way of Greater Anglia, Northern and SWR and do an almost wholesale fleet replacement.
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« Reply #177 on: April 13, 2018, 04:06:21 pm »

The cut down HSTs are a stop gap for regional services on GWR. They should be replaced by new build DMUs in the future. Hopefully a similar type of stock to that ordered for the Greater Anglia franchise.

A warning from history though. The original HSTs were meant as a stop gap until widespread mainline electrification came on stream.
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« Reply #178 on: April 13, 2018, 04:37:23 pm »

Lovely video

Will Coleman ee make us some proud - Kernow bys Vycken Braman Gas An Sousen

Now about these here trains !!

I think I'm showing my age, or my lack of knowledge of Cornish / Kernewek ... but welcome to the forum anyway Geoff DC.  If another member could fill me in, I would be grateful  Grin.

The first part means "Cornwall Forever", the second is along the lines of "out with the English" (an Sousen /the Saxons/ the Sassenachs).

While we're on the subject of the Cornish, I think this year marks the 175th anniversary of Camborne station (at which the train never stops on Wednesdays), making it the oldest station in continuous use in Cornwall.
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« Reply #179 on: April 13, 2018, 10:33:48 pm »

While we're on the subject of the Cornish, I think this year marks the 175th anniversary of Camborne station (at which the train never stops on Wednesdays), making it the oldest station in continuous use in Cornwall.

Except on Wednesdays.

(I lived briefly in Camborne, and didn't know that!)
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