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« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 03:04:23 pm »

I'm heading west tomorrow lunchtime and back on Sunday night.  I'll be on the last service up so should run or an alternative be offered.  The alternative would be to come back Monday along with all the surfers.

On balance I think Sunday is the better option!

Good luck with that. Your nightmare scenario of course is the (now) usual collapse of the service on Sunday & GWR encouraging everyone to travel on Monday instead.....with all the surfers too that would be cosy!

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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 03:29:25 pm »

As for today's 12:03, it was originally diagrammed to be seven coaches with a kitchen suitable for a Pullman but was swapped to an eight coach train with a smaller kitchen.  Sensible decision in the circumstances.
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2018, 09:34:28 pm »

I'm heading west tomorrow lunchtime and back on Sunday night.  I'll be on the last service up so should run or an alternative be offered.  The alternative would be to come back Monday along with all the surfers.

On balance I think Sunday is the better option!

Are you not getting the wetsuit out and taking your board to hang ten and shoot some tubes then, dude?
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« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2018, 06:06:29 am »

Might be a better option than what I am doing.  Stuffing 1,000 envelopes with various items, sticking stamps on and then filling every postbox within a one mile radius.
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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2018, 07:29:16 am »

Might be a better option than what I am doing.  Stuffing 1,000 envelopes with various items, sticking stamps on and then filling every postbox within a one mile radius.


Would you rather key in 1000 e-mail addresses, identify a few attachments to each address and press the send key, it would be cheaper no envelopes to pay for and stamps to purchase.
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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2018, 07:31:33 am »

Without going too far off topic - yes I'd love to but it isn't practical in this case. 
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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2018, 08:32:05 am »

It would quite a sight seeing BobM on his surfboard cresting the Atlantic Rollers. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2018, 08:37:18 am »

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/00/de/15/00de15365b9f6b5f9b31653efcba4df8.jpg

Not on a surf board but you get the gist !....
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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 08:54:15 am »


Noting the Pilning URL ... railhead for riding the Severn Bore?
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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2018, 11:15:10 am »

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One of the HSTs arriving at Newquay today then runs back empty to Paddington

The above referred to yesterday (8/8), but there is also an ECS (5C92) running Newquay back to Paddington today, leaving at around 1230. It's shown as non-stop between Plymouth and Reading in 2hrs 38 mins!
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« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2018, 08:53:05 pm »

Might be a better option than what I am doing.  Stuffing 1,000 envelopes with various items, sticking stamps on and then filling every postbox within a one mile radius.

Mission accomplished



And I think I made the right decision to come home Sunday night.

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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2018, 09:14:15 pm »

Except that the buffet is closed so no ale or three!

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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2018, 09:29:54 pm »

There is “an all you can eat and drink” option instead.  Grin

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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2018, 09:31:51 pm »

A literal buffet then. Help yourself.
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2018, 01:27:37 am »

There is “an all you can eat and drink” option instead.  Grin



Unless you are on a service out of Paddington near peak, and a family of four “helps themselves” to lots of it  Wink
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