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Author Topic: Derailment at Long Rock Depot (Penzance) 20/08/2018  (Read 1860 times)
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« on: August 21, 2018, 08:54:46 pm »

Well at least it wasn't a 'new' IET....... Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 09:33:48 pm »

Some good photos but some slight text inaccuracies (ignoring the reference to FGW) if you take a wider view than just Cornwall.

The 05:41 was started from Plymouth.  The 09:00 was indeed cancelled. The 10:00 took a lot of the strain and was reported full and standing.

The 802 unit failure I assume refers to the 07:30 ex Paddington.  As reported elsewhere it was replaced by two 800s which are not cleared over the Devon banks so was swapped for an HST at Bristol.  Whether this was down to a failure, staff shortage or lack of traction knowledge I donít know.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 03:26:11 am »

Derailment still causing problems.  This morningís 09:00 ex Penzance due to start from St Erth instead.
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