Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
I need help
FAQ
Emergency
About .
Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 21:55 27 Jan 2023
- HS2 will run through to London Euston, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 31/01/23 - Roger Newman - Memorial, TRO
01/03/23 - WWRUG AGM
30/03/23 - Railfuture Annual, Leeds
31/05/23 - WWRUG meeting

On this day
27th Jan (1910)
Torbay Tramway closed because of snow (link)

Train RunningCancelled
20:55 Paignton to Exmouth
Short Run
20:15 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour
20:30 Bristol Parkway to Weymouth
Delayed
18:04 London Paddington to Penzance
19:05 Paignton to London Paddington
21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
January 27, 2023, 10:00:35 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[140] HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general dis...
[88] Severn Beach line long-distance anomalies
[66] Taking your dog on the train and bus
[30] Where were Finn and I today, 27/01/2023?
[28] Have you ever taken an international trip from your local stat...
[21] 2023 Delays and Cancellations
 
News: the Great Western Coffee Shop ... keeping you up to date with travel around the South West
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7
  Print  
Author Topic: Engineering work to close St Ives branch Jan to Feb 2021  (Read 17163 times)
RailCornwall
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 628


View Profile
« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2021, 12:40:11 pm »

Couple more from NRW» (Network Rail Western - about)


Logged
smokey
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1129


View Profile
« Reply #61 on: January 17, 2021, 12:26:29 pm »

Re the two photos above.

What a Nightmare for the tamper operator.  Shocked Shocked
Logged
smokey
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 1129


View Profile
« Reply #62 on: January 17, 2021, 12:32:40 pm »

Coming back to how old the rails were, whilst not the St Ives Branch, back in 2002, must have been no earlier than that as I was with a new workmate who started in 2002, we were at Newquay (Cornwall) station, and looking at the Bullhead rail chairs many were GWR (Great Western Railway) dated 1920's and 30's there were also LSW chairs dated around the same dates, even a couple of LMS (London Midland Scottish - 1923 to 1948) chairs but around ten chairs were dated 96 and 98 which I guess meant 1896 and 1898.
Logged
RailCornwall
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 628


View Profile
« Reply #63 on: January 18, 2021, 04:38:14 pm »

Another from NRW» (Network Rail Western - about)

Logged
RailCornwall
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 628


View Profile
« Reply #64 on: January 20, 2021, 08:36:53 pm »

More from NRW» (Network Rail Western - about) ....







Logged
Thatcham Crossing
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 791


View Profile
« Reply #65 on: January 21, 2021, 08:12:37 am »

On their Twitter feed Network Rail Western have denied that this work is taking place so that "Amtrak Joe" can have a ride on the new rails when he visits in June.

Apparently it's a coincidence of timing!
Logged
TonyK
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 6203


The artist formerly known as Four Track, Now!


View Profile
« Reply #66 on: January 21, 2021, 08:50:18 am »

On their Twitter feed Network Rail Western have denied that this work is taking place so that "Amtrak Joe" can have a ride on the new rails when he visits in June.

Apparently it's a coincidence of timing!

For once, I believe Twitter. This has been planned for a long time. So has the summit, probably, but behind many layers of closed doors.
Logged

Now, please!
eightonedee
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 1349



View Profile
« Reply #67 on: January 21, 2021, 01:33:14 pm »

I think if Boris wants to give Joe a treat he should arrange a trip up the line in a "heritage" DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) so he can travel in the front  passenger seats with the blinds up and enjoy seeing the route on the journey
Logged
rower40
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 291

Turning signalling into a video game since 1988.


View Profile
« Reply #68 on: January 21, 2021, 03:31:43 pm »

I think if Boris wants to give Joe a treat he should arrange a trip up the line in a "heritage" DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) so he can travel in the front  passenger seats with the blinds up and enjoy seeing the route on the journey
Or an autocoach with a GWR (Great Western Railway) Pannier tank behind it.
Logged
TonyN
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 448



View Profile
« Reply #69 on: January 21, 2021, 04:38:00 pm »

I think if Boris wants to give Joe a treat he should arrange a trip up the line in a "heritage" DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) so he can travel in the front  passenger seats with the blinds up and enjoy seeing the route on the journey
Or an autocoach with a GWR (Great Western Railway) Pannier tank behind it.
Or the Steam Railmotor.
Logged
RichardB
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 897


View Profile
« Reply #70 on: January 21, 2021, 08:22:23 pm »

I think if Boris wants to give Joe a treat he should arrange a trip up the line in a "heritage" DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit) so he can travel in the front  passenger seats with the blinds up and enjoy seeing the route on the journey

A trip on a nice GWR (Great Western Railway) 150 would be treat enough......genuinely

Hope it happens.  It just might.
Logged
infoman
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 934


View Profile
« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2021, 04:31:44 am »

Just like to say, thank you for all those excellent photos.
Logged
Kernow Otter
Transport Scholar
Sr. Member
******
Posts: 249



View Profile
« Reply #72 on: January 22, 2021, 01:29:10 pm »

That is almost worth a poll !!

Given the opportunity, what should Boris use to late world leaders on a trip to St Ives?

Heritage DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit), Autocoach and Panier, Steam Rail Motor, or 150 ?

Clueless as to how to set up a poll, so will park that idea !!
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 37794



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #73 on: January 22, 2021, 02:08:25 pm »

That is almost worth a poll !!

Given the opportunity, what should Boris use to late world leaders on a trip to St Ives?

Heritage DMU (Diesel Multiple Unit), Autocoach and Panier, Steam Rail Motor, or 150 ?

Clueless as to how to set up a poll, so will park that idea !!

Clues given at http://www.passenger.chat/24565 ... it IS worth a poll - so please unpark the idea and make sure I've not overlooked anything.   Other members welcome to post polls too!
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Acting Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, Option 24/7 Melksham Rep
paul7575
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 5205


View Profile
« Reply #74 on: January 22, 2021, 02:18:56 pm »


Given the opportunity, what should Boris use to late world leaders on a trip to St Ives?

Must have been thinking of Trump...   Grin
Logged
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page