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« on: September 13, 2020, 09:04:09 pm »

Probably pretty easy to guess - but I liked the photo!

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 09:49:29 pm »

At first I thought the river Hamble but then, if I strain my eyes, I think the boat on the right might say Lymington.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 09:50:38 pm »

I was going to say Lymington
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 06:43:26 am »

Yes. Both right.  Lymington around 6pm yesterday.

There were also boats from Padstow and Southampton on view.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 10:11:41 am »

Yes. Both right.  Lymington around 6pm yesterday.

There were also boats from Padstow and Southampton on view.

You certainly caught a nice evening there.  I haven't taken a train to Lymington since the early 1990s but once all this Covid tiresomeness is done with I think a day out from Bristol is in order.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 10:52:08 am »

What's the unit?  Is it a DMU or EMU. I thought at one stage SWT were running DMU's because of the turnround time at Lymington couldn't be met when rebooting EMUs?
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 12:59:19 pm »

What's the unit?  Is it a DMU or EMU. I thought at one stage SWT were running DMU's because of the turnround time at Lymington couldn't be met when rebooting EMUs?
It?s a 450 in SWR livery. 

The rebooting issue was a comparatively temporary issue, and very early on after the 3CIGs were withdrawn, but once it was solved, and the platform was extended for 4 car trains at Lymington Town, then the intention was to use 450s 7 days a week. 

But then a little while later they decided that as a 158 was available, then that would be used weekdays only, to release the 450 to lengthen something elsewhere on the mainline.  But during that period 450s were still used Sat and Sun, so clearly the turnaround time wasn?t the reason for 158s on weekdays.  450s also appeared weekdays if the 158 failed.

Once the full 707 fleet entered service, they found a 450 for permanent weekday use, and that happened during the autumn 2018 period, a month or two ahead of the Dec timetable change.

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 01:53:54 pm »

Oh, I found a pic of a 159 being used, I think during 2009:

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 07:18:54 pm »

Back to a SWT liveried 450 on the branch today.

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 08:05:51 pm »

Back to a SWT liveried 450 on the branch today.

I think the odds are high, with only about 6 or 7 out of 127 reliveried so far?

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