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Author Topic: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion  (Read 148858 times)
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« Reply #615 on: December 06, 2018, 12:02:34 am »


Is it ‘attention’ or energising & testing Cocklebury sidings?

Paul

So it would seem. I've seen a switch-on time of 0700, next Sunday, 9th.

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« Reply #616 on: December 07, 2018, 04:49:55 pm »


UK Rail Forums report a 387 working from Reading to Newbury and back (5Z36), last night/early hours.

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« Reply #617 on: December 07, 2018, 06:08:04 pm »

UK Rail Forums report a 387 working from Reading to Newbury and back (5Z36), last night/early hours.

It must be true, it’s on YouTube (after about 90 secs):  https://youtu.be/ylMwCQfW2wY

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« Reply #618 on: December 14, 2018, 01:58:41 pm »

I was at Paddington at about 8am on Wednesday morning and there seemed something different about it.  After I had walked up the platform a bit I realised what it was - No diesel fumes!  There was not a diesel train in the place. 
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« Reply #619 on: December 14, 2018, 03:36:11 pm »

That’s good. Now we’ll be able to sniff the fresh air of the Burger King exhaust system so much better...

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« Reply #620 on: December 14, 2018, 05:12:46 pm »


...and the scented aromas of the SLE/Ps' direct track discharges.

Good news is that the Preston - Manchester wiring works. See:

https://twitter.com/Auriga_ZA/status/1073048856328318976

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« Reply #621 on: December 15, 2018, 01:30:15 am »

Nice! I might get to use that next July.
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« Reply #622 on: December 15, 2018, 08:46:26 am »

I was at Paddington at about 8am on Wednesday morning and there seemed something different about it.  After I had walked up the platform a bit I realised what it was - No diesel fumes!  There was not a diesel train in the place. 


The last 2 years has seen a massive change to the traction types in Paddington possible the biggest change in half a century.

The 21st century class 800 do not jar with the old Victorian station at all, it has absorbed the change very well.

Having worked in Paddington station in the 1970/80's posibly at its peak diesel opperating era I find the current 2018 evironment much nicer, its cleaner and quiter although there was a certain industrial vibe in the 70/80's but then there was GPO, parcels, news paper traffic on top of the pasanger traffic then now the station is about moving people but thats just how the world has moved on.
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« Reply #623 on: December 15, 2018, 08:42:53 pm »

For those who know far more than I do with regards to this subject
I wondered if this would be of interest
http://www.ocs4rail.com/download/178/

I should add that's a bit of a large file .
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« Reply #624 on: December 15, 2018, 10:20:55 pm »

For those who know far more than I do with regards to this subject
I wondered if this would be of interest
http://www.ocs4rail.com/download/178/

I should add that's a bit of a large file .

It's* not new - it's been referred to and linked to here before - but it is a new version (issue 5 vs 4) It now loads from a new source, which is where the old link (at railwaysarchive/OLE) now transfers. I can't tell you what's changed, but he promises "additional sections and diagrams, plus photo refresh".

* I should have said "it" is Garry Keenor's "Overhead Line Electrification for Railways".
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« Reply #625 on: December 16, 2018, 01:23:19 pm »

When is the BPW power being switched on?. I believed it was to be xmas.
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« Reply #626 on: December 16, 2018, 01:27:17 pm »

That’s good. Now we’ll be able to sniff the fresh air of the Burger King exhaust system so much better...

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Why?. does it stink.
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« Reply #627 on: December 18, 2018, 01:16:54 pm »

Once again IB25 Pad / Swi left Swindon “Pan up “  slowing to a near stop before recovering the situation by dropping the pan and starting the Diesel engines. Could as Grahame sujested last time been “ testing/ training or intentionally done “ or another case of these so called professional drivers being “ a sleep at the wheel “
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« Reply #628 on: December 18, 2018, 02:18:37 pm »


I think that the approved stage of the Didcot-Swindon wiring actually ends not in the station but at Rushey Platt, a Western suburb of Swindon. Drivers may have the option of changing over there.

Just a thought.

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« Reply #629 on: December 18, 2018, 03:05:59 pm »

It sounds like Drkpm just has a disliking of drivers for some reason.
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