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« on: April 20, 2024, 16:39:54 »

Passing through Warminster this afternoon (2hrs late...............delay repay ??)

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2024, 21:10:57 »

That's a PROPER train.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2024, 21:31:39 »

That's a PROPER train.  Grin

Yes, and not just the power source.
Probably had padded seats, through gangway, a buffet, and other features that are considered unreasonable to provide on new trains.
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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 #3 on: April 20, 2024, 21:39:06 »

Yes, and not just the power source.
Probably had padded seats, through gangway, a buffet, and other features that are considered unreasonable to provide on new trains.

I've had a look at the Steam Dreams drinks list for those opting for Pullman dining.

FOUR types of Port!
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2024, 21:43:46 »

That's a PROPER train.  Grin

Yes, and not just the power source.
Probably had padded seats, through gangway, a buffet, and other features that are considered unreasonable to provide on new trains.

Yes...................and 12 coaches !!
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2024, 19:17:27 »

That's a PROPER train.  Grin


..and a proper photo!
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2024, 20:37:56 »

The only thing missing is the Famous Five and lashings of ginger beer....
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2024, 22:09:14 »

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FOUR types of Port!


Don't encourage him.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2024, 01:30:15 »

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FOUR types of Port!


Don't encourage him.  Grin

No encouragement needed ! FOUR types of port is rather splendid, and verging upon decadent. I have only 3 types* at home
Four types of port, and a buffet, and padded seats, and a through gangway, and 12 coaches might well finish of the poor old fart due to over excitement.

*Some well aged vintage port, very expensive and being saved for special events.
Tesco own brand, everyday port/cooking port.
Cockburns special reserve port, purchased a good supply when it was reduced in price.

I also have some home made "port" made by my Ukrainian neighbours, this is not actually fortified as is real port, but is fermented using a new type of yeast and reaches about 17% ABV. Extra sugar is added, but the amount is critical. Too little sugar results in a dry red wine that tastes nothing like port, too much sugar produces a sickly sweet drink that also tastes nothing like port.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2024, 01:42:53 »

I think I said, 'DON'T ENCOURAGE HIM!'  Grin

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