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« on: April 06, 2008, 02:23:36 pm »

I have been sent the following by Joe Patrick of FOSBR :

Experimental BRE-Leyland railbus R3 at Bristol Temple Meads on 11/03/1982, about to form the 1320 service to Severn Beach (link below.)
http://www.darrenjohnson.co.uk/stuff/leyland.jpg

Class 121 "Bubblecar" set No.132, forming the same service, photographed at Lawrence Hill on 05/10/1982 (link below.)
http://www.darrenjohnson.co.uk/stuff/121132.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 09:33:09 am »

The BBC have kindly provided a short film of the railbus in action

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8302000/8302570.stm
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 10:35:14 am »

The BBC have kindly provided a short film of the railbus in action

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8302000/8302570.stm

No 10mph speed limit over the bridge at Sea Mills in them days!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 05:12:09 pm »

And the 142s are still around.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 04:58:48 pm »

Someone was asking me the other day (help, whom?, why?) what happened to the original Leyland Pacer Railbus that was used for a time on the Severn Beach line.  The from "upthread" are not available any longer under that URL (but then it is over ten years) but the video remains:

The BBC have kindly provided a short film of the railbus in action

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8302000/8302570.stm



What became of it?    Converted to broadgauge, it went to Northern Ireland - seen here at York Road, Belfast.  Picture from "Albert Bridge" under a Creative Commons license - I note he does not want me to use it for political, commercial or campaigning purposes.



From http://www.traintesting.com/LEVs.htm :

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Built in 1981 by BREL at Derby, this experimental railbus was tested on BR where it was not a success. It was bought by NIR and re-gauged for use on the Coleraine – Portrush line. Too small to cope with the number of daytime passengers it was relegated to evening trains and then passed to the Civil Engineer’s Dept for inspection etc duties.

It is now preserved at Downpatrick Station.

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 08:11:10 pm »

The person chatting to you about the Leyland Railbus was me grahame. We'd got onto the subject of the Class 14x and their prototype predecessors after talking about the Conwy Valley Line closure and the Class 230 ex-LU conversions.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 08:38:41 pm »

The person chatting to you about the Leyland Railbus was me grahame. We'd got onto the subject of the Class 14x and their prototype predecessors after talking about the Conwy Valley Line closure and the Class 230 ex-LU conversions.

Ah yes - hadn't totally engaged brain here.  Been a lot going on this weekend ...
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