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Author Topic: Cutdown 125's to operate Penzance to Plymouth clockface service  (Read 58539 times)
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« Reply #225 on: March 25, 2019, 07:59:15 am »

As from today (25/03/2019) there are supposed to be five sets running services.  Three have been substituted by full length HST sets but the other two are running.  This info from the WNXX Forum.

The two sliding door diagrams are:

43016+43187 (GW01) LA854

2D01 0600 Bristol TM - Bristol Parkway
2C43 0624 Bristol Parkway - Penzance
2A86 1141 Penzance - Newton Abbot
2P90 1450 Newton Abbot - Plymouth


43005+43198 (GW03) LA850

2E12 0600 Penzance - Exeter SD
2C45 0926 Exeter SD - Penzance
2A85 1257 Penzance - Newton Abbot
2P49 1555 Newton Abbot - Plymouth
2C51 1755 Plymouth - Penzance
2P96 2018 Penzance - Plymouth
2C54 2242 Plymouth - Penzance

The three booked South Wales slam door diagrams that are all HSTís today.

43041+43189 (LA25) are working LA871:

5U08 0726 PM - Weston
2U08 0841 Weston - Cardiff
2C73 1100 Cardiff - Taunton
2U18 1308 Taunton - Cardiff
2C83 1600 Cardiff - Taunton
2U28 1808 Taunton - Cardiff
2C34 2100 Cardiff - Bristol TM


43056+43159 (OC33) are working LA872:

2Y04 0648 Bristol TM - Weston
2U06 0736 Weston - Cardiff
2C71 1000 Cardiff - Taunton
2U16 1204 Taunton - Cardiff
2C81 1500 Cardiff - Taunton
2U26 1706 Taunton - Cardiff
2C91 2000 Cardiff - Taunton
5C91 2221 Taunton - LA


43042+43188 (LA21) are working LA873:

5D02 0430 LA - Exeter SD
2D02 0600 Exeter SD - Bristol Parkway
2C65 0812 Bristol Parkway - Taunton
2W08 0937 Taunton - Weston
5U14 1010 Weston - Taunton
2U14 1104 Taunton - Cardiff
2C79 1400 Cardiff - Taunton
2U24 1608 Taunton - Cardiff
2C89 1900 Cardiff - Taunton
5C89 2104 Taunton - PM
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« Reply #226 on: March 25, 2019, 08:04:31 am »

There was talk that instead of running full length HSTs with slam doors, they would also operate at 2+4 but I don't know what happened to that idea.  It did get DfT approval.
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« Reply #227 on: March 25, 2019, 08:14:21 am »

There was talk that instead of running full length HSTs with slam doors, they would also operate at 2+4 but I don't know what happened to that idea.  It did get DfT approval.

From reading the WNXX Forum I think thats the plan, but the other three slam door four car sets aren't quite ready for service.
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« Reply #228 on: March 25, 2019, 03:11:19 pm »

Nothing on Journeycheck about full length HSTs. Nothing on Tiger either
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« Reply #229 on: March 25, 2019, 04:52:59 pm »

The 1000 Cardiff to taunton was 2 plus 4 slam door, so that one at least was running in 2+4

Photo of it today posted by a Tim Dowd in this Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ukhstgroup/?ref=share
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« Reply #230 on: March 25, 2019, 06:05:53 pm »

I was only repeating what was said on the WNXX Forum.  Don't shoot the messenger Roll Eyes
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« Reply #231 on: March 25, 2019, 06:12:59 pm »

I was only repeating what was said on the WNXX Forum.  Don't shoot the messenger Roll Eyes

Hence why I didnít quote you. Merely posting correct information.
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« Reply #232 on: March 25, 2019, 07:43:26 pm »

The 2+4 sliding doors as we know are designated class 255
Iíve just read the 2+4 slam door sets operated today have been allocated as class 257. I havenít seen reference to this until a few minutes ago!
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« Reply #233 on: March 25, 2019, 08:16:13 pm »

Unless they get an extension past the end of the year Class 257 could be the shortest lived ever.
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« Reply #234 on: March 25, 2019, 08:33:27 pm »

Unless they get an extension past the end of the year Class 257 could be the shortest lived ever.

Yes ... even 3 months shorter that the atmospheric railway in South Devon.
https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/12/brunel-atmospheric-railway-history/
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« Reply #235 on: April 02, 2019, 03:06:36 pm »

Seen on a poster at St Austell the 257's seem to have been given the name "Classic Class"...
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« Reply #236 on: April 02, 2019, 06:43:21 pm »

Seen on a poster at St Austell the 257's seem to have been given the name "Classic Class"...


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« Reply #237 on: April 19, 2019, 04:20:29 pm »

Caught up with the latest converted 2+4 set on Wednesday (GW04) currently accompanied by power car 43093 Old Oak Common HST Depot 1976-2018 at one end.



Unlike the first set the latest ones do have wheelchair provision



It arrived on the 15:56 from Newton Abbot and seen here waiting to form the 19:14 to Plymouth in the company of one of Network Rail's measurement trains.

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« Reply #238 on: April 20, 2019, 05:49:09 am »

Class 255 work from Saturday 25th May will include:-

2N04 0934 Exeter St Davidís to Newquay
2A99 1322 Newquay to Newton Abbot

This is obviously only part of the diagram but runs
on Saturdays 25/5 to 7/9.
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« Reply #239 on: April 20, 2019, 07:18:58 am »

I was wondering about that when I saw the 2+4 stop boards on the Newquay Branch this week.
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