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Author Topic: Engineering work to close St Ives branch Jan to Feb 2021  (Read 15405 times)
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« Reply #60 on: January 15, 2021, 12:40:11 pm »

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


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

Re the two photos above.

What a Nightmare for the tamper operator.  Shocked Shocked
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« 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.
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« Reply #63 on: January 18, 2021, 04:38:14 pm »

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

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« 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!
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« 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.
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« 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
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« 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.
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« 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.
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« 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.
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« Reply #71 on: January 22, 2021, 04:31:44 am »

Just like to say, thank you for all those excellent photos.
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« 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 !!
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« 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!
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« 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
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