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Author Topic: HST Laira, Bristol, Crewkerne and Exeter to Stoke Gifford  (Read 763 times)
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« on: October 04, 2018, 06:33:50 pm »

Could this be a test run for an IET over the Yeovil Exeter section preparing for diversionary route?
Marked as test from Laira to Bristol, ecs to Exeter and the back to Stoke Gifford as test
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48132/2018/10/04/advanced
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48133/2018/10/04/advanced
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48134/2018/10/05/advanced
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 07:15:21 pm »

It is indeed an IET test run over the West of England Main Line diversionary route.

Were it not so late at night/early am I may have gone and videoed the set as it passed Chard Junction.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 10:01:15 pm »

Could this be a test run for an IET over the Yeovil Exeter section preparing for diversionary route?
Marked as test from Laira to Bristol, ecs to Exeter and the back to Stoke Gifford as test
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48132/2018/10/04/advanced
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48133/2018/10/04/advanced
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48134/2018/10/05/advanced

The first move from Laira is a positioning move to work the Test trains, possibly the Laira trainer coming back to Stoke Gifford.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 07:46:01 am »

Could this be a test run for an IET over the Yeovil Exeter section preparing for diversionary route?
Marked as test from Laira to Bristol, ecs to Exeter and the back to Stoke Gifford as test
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48132/2018/10/04/advanced
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48133/2018/10/04/advanced
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V48134/2018/10/05/advanced

The first move from Laira is a positioning move to work the Test trains, possibly the Laira trainer coming back to Stoke Gifford.

Did not get beyond the Laira to Bristol leg.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 08:24:42 am »

Positioning move ran 1 hour late

Also a Bristol to Exeter and back move was turned around at Tiverton Loop the same evening.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 07:57:16 pm »

It seems an IET is running over the section from Yeovil Jct. to Exeter St. Davids tonight
5Z82 Laira to Bristol http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V01829/2018/11/29/advanced

5Z91 Bristol to Exeter via Yeovil
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V01816/2018/11/29/advanced

5Z92 Exeter to Stoke Gifford
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V01817/2018/11/30/advanced
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 08:58:47 pm »

It seems an IET is running over the section from Yeovil Jct. to Exeter St. Davids tonight
5Z82 Laira to Bristol http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V01829/2018/11/29/advanced

5Z91 Bristol to Exeter via Yeovil
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V01816/2018/11/29/advanced

5Z92 Exeter to Stoke Gifford
http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/V01817/2018/11/30/advanced

Third attempt - looking good so far!
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2018, 09:43:44 pm »

5Z91 left Bristol five minutes early
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 01:07:23 am »

And passed Axminster nearly on time at 0059.
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 04:13:45 am »

and Pinhoe between 01:51 and 01:59. I felt sorry for the poor car driver caught at the level crossing whilst these beasts blocked the crossing.







I didn't wait for the return trip an hour later.
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2018, 03:20:43 pm »

Apparently, the test run did not make it through to Exeter St Davids due to an issue with Network Rail and the bank between Central and St Davids (??)  The final leg back to Stoke Gifford via Honiton, Yeovil, Castle Cary and Westbury started from Exeter Central.

Let's just hope that the issue (whatever it may be) is resolved before the Whiteball Blockade in February.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 03:44:12 pm »

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Apparently, the test run did not make it through to Exeter St Davids due to an issue with Network Rail and the bank between Central and St Davids (??)

Were they worried it was going to slip down the hill?  Grin
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