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« Reply #1395 on: February 18, 2019, 03:18:49 pm »

Technically a short form...  1003 Paddington to Penzance only 5 cars but as it's only running from Plymouth, I think we should let them off  Grin Grin
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« Reply #1396 on: February 18, 2019, 09:44:10 pm »

1C29, 20:00 Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads running as a 5-car tonight.  Think that was it for the day.
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« Reply #1397 on: February 19, 2019, 12:49:52 am »

So that's 13 shortforms for the five weekdays of this week, equating to roughly 1.75% of trains.  We'll see what the weekend brings...

So, none on Saturday and two on Sunday brings the total for the week to 15.  Roughly 1.5% of trains.

None so far today.

The issue is fudged slightly where on Sundays for example they've swapped an HST for a 5 car IET.  Journeycheck wasn't saying the service I was on was shortformed so i have to assume it wasn't. However it is a late afternoon Sunday service and very popular with people coming back to London at the end of the weekend. It was fairly busy when it reached Moreton in Marsh, by Oxford "Full and standing".  To be fair the HST was normally also the same. So technically not shortformed but an odd decision nonetheless.
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« Reply #1398 on: February 19, 2019, 10:07:11 am »

I think I know the train youíre referring to, and to be fair itís very much the exception rather than the rule as virtually everything else that was a HST last year is now booked for a 9-car IET.  With more 9-cars to arrive hopefully that diagram will go over to a 9-car in the future.
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« Reply #1399 on: February 19, 2019, 01:07:55 pm »

I think I know the train youíre referring to, and to be fair itís very much the exception rather than the rule as virtually everything else that was a HST last year is now booked for a 9-car IET.  With more 9-cars to arrive hopefully that diagram will go over to a 9-car in the future.

Let's hope that's the case as I felt sorry for the poor Train Manager who was having to apologise for the overcrowding. That and the lack of reservations etc.
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« Reply #1400 on: February 19, 2019, 08:07:56 pm »

1C29, 20:00 Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads running as a 5-car tonight.  Think that was it for the day.

That set also covered the entire diagram today, so that meant the following were 5 vice 10.

1A05. 06:33 Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington
1B15, 08:45 Paddington to Swansea
1L62, 12:29 Swansea to Paddington
1C21, 16:00 Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
1A28, 18:00 Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington
1B88, 20:15 Paddington to Swansea

All were listed on JourneyCheck and it does demonstrate how hard a set is worked each day as that one will have clocked up 940 or so miles.
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« Reply #1401 on: February 20, 2019, 10:04:39 pm »

All going well today until the evening, when quite a few swaps took place on the base plan.

This resulted in the following 5-car trains vice 9/10.

1G88, 19:48 Paddington to Worcester SH (suspected not confirmed)
1C29, 20:00 Paddington to Bristol TM
1W42, 21:48 Paddington to Worcester SH

If anyone could confirm that 1G88 was a a 5 Iíd be grateful.

Iíd expect at least one of the morning trains to be a 5 as a result, as I think both 1G88 and 1W42 stable overnight at Worcester.
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« Reply #1402 on: February 21, 2019, 05:54:19 pm »

I have just seen 800 020 sporting a large graffiti tag on its rear driving car at Swindon.

What is wrong with these cretins?
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« Reply #1403 on: February 21, 2019, 05:56:56 pm »

I was made aware of that yesterday.  I understand photos of it are circulating.  Personally I hope no one posts any here and gives the vandals any publicity. 
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« Reply #1404 on: February 21, 2019, 06:18:17 pm »

I have seen it elsewhere - mindless idiots. I would hope it is got rid of pronto, and pictures of the cleaned carriage circulated to show it was work in vain.
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« Reply #1405 on: February 21, 2019, 06:34:19 pm »

I was made aware of that yesterday.  I understand photos of it are circulating.  Personally I hope no one posts any here and gives the vandals any publicity. 

I strongly agree.
I have "liked" the above post, NOT because I approve of the vandals, but I because support the view expressed that the work of such vandals should not be published.
If anyone does post pictures, or links thereto, then IMHO such should be deleted.
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« Reply #1406 on: February 21, 2019, 08:01:51 pm »

Yes, I've seen the photos on Facebook. I did consider making a post on the forum including one of the pictures, but then, like others here, I felt it unnecessary to give the muppet(s) responsible any publicity.
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« Reply #1407 on: February 21, 2019, 09:50:59 pm »

 
I have just seen 800 020 sporting a large graffiti tag on its rear driving car at Swindon.

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Yesterday on my journey to Cambridge our train passed several Great Northern trains in the ex First Capital Connect livery. Some with graffiti and some very scruffy where it appears that the cleaners have wiped off the graffiti and the designs on the vinyl underneath. The train I took was a newer Great Northern 387 in a livery similar to its GTR sister, Southern. White with the same dark green doors but no light green.
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« Reply #1408 on: February 21, 2019, 11:56:55 pm »

Apologies for not being able to provide an accurate list today, circumstances outside of my control rather than any conspiracy.  A poor day though, what with the shortforms last night causing problems this morning.  I would estimate that there were around a dozen short forms today though making it the worst for a few weeks.
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« Reply #1409 on: February 22, 2019, 11:33:55 pm »

Two shortforms that I could find today.  An early evening fatality near Theale caused a fair bit of disruption, so I'm not sure if that had any bearing on allocations.

1G60, 17:42 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
1G70, 18:37 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
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