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Author Topic: Brighton Belle - bcd next year?  (Read 644 times)
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« on: December 14, 2018, 01:57:40 pm »

When will it re-enter service?

The latest expectation is for testing on the rails in spring 2019. When the systems and their wiring are all in place and static testing yields perfect results (don’t forget we are replacing all the electrical ‘go’ gear on a 1930s train with reliable stuff from a later train), and when the interior fit is complete, the train will go off to Eastleigh for testing on the third rail. This process might take three months or more, so the earliest any public runs could be offered would be summer 2019.
After some commercial test running, charter and public runs will start. This could be August 2019

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 04:13:18 pm »

Really looking forward to the success of this.  Travelled on it to stay on holiday at Butlins in Brighton in, must have been 1964ish.  Quite an experience one never forgets, the train that is...Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 11:14:14 pm »

Yellow warning panels? I hope not..
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2019, 05:04:37 pm »

Be great to see this train back in service, I was born near Hosted Keynes and my father used to catch this Pullman from Haywards Heath during its final years.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 02:44:03 pm »

Yellow warning panels? I hope not..

Tbh I wouldn't have been bothered by a yellow panel, they did carry them for a period, but they've decided to change the 'face' to accommodate modern lights and so won't need one.
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