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« on: November 12, 2019, 06:12:25 pm »

Hi All,

Caught the 17.56 from Cardiff to London on Friday and felt cold.

Today caught the 14.12 from Reading to Cardiff and it was Freezing, everyone sitting wearing coats and hats.

Walked through all 2nd class carriages in the front 5 cars and everyone was cold.

Is this a ploy to buy hot drinks from trolley.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 06:48:03 pm »

The cold is to numb your posterior in order that you wont notice the hard seats.
Impressed though if a trolley actually appeared and offered hot drinks.

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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 09:12:30 pm »

Hi All,

Caught the 17.56 from Cardiff to London on Friday and felt cold.

Today caught the 14.12 from Reading to Cardiff and it was Freezing, everyone sitting wearing coats and hats.

Walked through all 2nd class carriages in the front 5 cars and everyone was cold.

Is this a ploy to buy hot drinks from trolley.

Basset

It's a ploy to get broadgage to go to the buffet and ask to stand in front of one of the ovens.
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 09:31:48 pm »

It's a ploy to get broadgage to go to the buffet and ask to stand in front of one of the ovens.

Not a new train ... but I bought coffee and toast on the 10 O'Clock on Monday morning.  In this case, personal preference to a trolley in this case.   Easy hand luggage only, and plenty of seats once I had got my coffee and toast.  The layout of the passenger area in this case helped.



P.S. Blooming cold waiting - toast warm inside!
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 12:32:18 am »

That is on a train? even in Canada I would not think it could be that wide?
Also see there is a 'no pets' sign but with a dog in the photo, perhaps a guide dog..
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 07:33:29 am »

That is on a train? even in Canada I would not think it could be that wide?
Also see there is a 'no pets' sign but with a dog in the photo, perhaos a guide dog..

10:00 southbound from Lymington Pier - destination Yarmouth.  Real multi-mode trip with 3 different TOCs (Train Operating Company) by train, a ship (or is it a boat this time?) and a bus to where I'm working this week.

Not sure about the dog, though I also spotted that when I looked back at the picture.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2019, 12:01:23 pm »

Perhaps “no pets” applies only to the comfy chairs, as Monty Python may or may not have once said.

I’d go with ship.  Multiple decks, seagoing (delivery voyage from Croatia), capable of being sunk Grin, and carries its own (small) boats.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2019, 05:26:53 pm »

Perhaps “no pets” applies only to the comfy chairs, as Monty Python may or may not have once said.

I’d go with ship.  Multiple decks, seagoing (delivery voyage from Croatia), capable of being sunk Grin, and carries its own (small) boats.

Paul

The comfy chairs??!!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2019, 07:03:05 am »

Submarines are boats, but not what you would want on the Lymington - Yarmouth run, even if it is VERY rough.
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