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« Reply #180 on: October 13, 2021, 09:02:26 pm »

Looking at the timetables, even with the two hourly initial Okehampton service, Crediton now receives a very impressive service as a result of the combination of Tarka (Line from Barnstaple to Exeter) and Dartmoor Line Services.
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« Reply #181 on: October 13, 2021, 09:29:08 pm »

I suspect that they’re not guage-checked

Indeed. But HST (High Speed Train)'s are gauge cleared so a 2 + 4 might be a sensible idea if another 4 coach train cannot be confirmed. OkeRAil CIC (Community Interest Company ) hired one to got to Paddington.
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« Reply #182 on: October 13, 2021, 09:37:37 pm »

Not wishing to put the knockers on it but surely gauge clearance on all stock will need rechecking due to the replacement of track along the entire length. The line to NR» (Network Rail - home page) is essentially a whole new piece of engineering so the laying down of the new wouldn't necessarily be in the precise same location as the former 'heritage' track.
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« Reply #183 on: October 14, 2021, 09:54:08 am »

Not wishing to put the knockers on it but surely gauge clearance on all stock will need rechecking due to the replacement of track along the entire length. The line to NR» (Network Rail - home page) is essentially a whole new piece of engineering so the laying down of the new wouldn't necessarily be in the precise same location as the former 'heritage' track.
Hmm! In view of all the modern planning, measuring and control techniques now available, is it likely that Network Rail installed so much new track in the 'wrong' place?

And, if necessary, it shouldn't take long to check the track positioning with relation to any critical points - a laser scanner on the front of a train ought to be able to get up and back within the hour. Add a day for evaluation - and Bob's your Uncle!
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« Reply #184 on: October 14, 2021, 05:57:47 pm »

Not suggesting it's in the wrong place, just thinking that the former Heritage line was essentially lifted and new track laid from Okehampton to the Tarka (Line from Barnstaple to Exeter) line, there's no reason why this should have followed the precise path of the former line, given it was effectively a guided re-lay that wasn't needed, moreso with former intermediate halts being omitted. Hence my suggestion that re-gauging might be needed for all rolling stock.
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« Reply #185 on: October 14, 2021, 11:07:10 pm »


Hmm! In view of all the modern planning, measuring and control techniques now available, is it likely that Network Rail installed so much new track in the 'wrong' place?


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« Reply #186 on: October 15, 2021, 07:49:13 am »

150 and a 158 (yesterday) have been there on the training run.
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