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Author Topic: Windsor Branch line - services, rolling stock and signalling - ongoing discussion  (Read 45903 times)
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« Reply #60 on: May 17, 2018, 11:31:07 am »

4-car for Saturday and Sunday (with two drivers at either ends), and a 3-car on Friday and Monday.

Timetable will be kept to but there will be scope to depart early if deemed necessary.
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« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2018, 02:54:21 pm »

Amazing what can be done when a posh bloke is getting married. Extra services, trains, and staff. And on a weekend too. How is it GWR can manage this but not cater for everyone else wishing to use their trains on weekends?

I guess Hopwood and Co are not required to doff their caps to, tug their forlocks at, or lick the boots of the hoi polloi.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2018, 05:15:02 pm »

Amazing what can be done when a posh bloke is getting married. Extra services, trains, and staff. And on a weekend too. How is it GWR can manage this but not cater for everyone else wishing to use their trains on weekends?

I guess Hopwood and Co are not required to doff their caps to, tug their forlocks at, or lick the boots of the hoi polloi.  Roll Eyes



To be fair they'd look pretty daft (dafter?) if they didn't lay it on, and it is only one extra carriage.

Having said that, in usual GWR style they've managed to upset a lot of other people as the Marlow branch desperately needs strengthening this weekend with "Rock the Moor" at Cookham, but as BNM has alluded to, the attendees at this are only humble peasants.

Notwithstanding Hopwood's lack of forelock, I wonder if he has aspirations to be "Sir Mark" should all go well on Saturday................perhaps a rare appearance may be made?  Cheesy
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« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2018, 05:36:42 pm »

Having said that, in usual GWR style they've managed to upset a lot of other people as the Marlow branch desperately needs strengthening this weekend with "Rock the Moor" at Cookham, but as BNM has alluded to, the attendees at this are only humble peasants.

I didn't think you could add extra carriages on the Marlow Branch because of the limitations at Bourne End.
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« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2018, 06:04:01 pm »

Having said that, in usual GWR style they've managed to upset a lot of other people as the Marlow branch desperately needs strengthening this weekend with "Rock the Moor" at Cookham, but as BNM has alluded to, the attendees at this are only humble peasants.

I didn't think you could add extra carriages on the Marlow Branch because of the limitations at Bourne End.

Maidenhead - Bourne End 5 cars can be run, its only the Bourne End - Marlow Donkey that is limited to 2 car.

So for Rock the Moor a Maidenhead - Bourne End 5 car half hourly shuttle would achievable with a 2 car for the Donkey
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« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2018, 07:32:30 pm »

Having said that, in usual GWR style they've managed to upset a lot of other people as the Marlow branch desperately needs strengthening this weekend with "Rock the Moor" at Cookham, but as BNM has alluded to, the attendees at this are only humble peasants.

I didn't think you could add extra carriages on the Marlow Branch because of the limitations at Bourne End.

Maidenhead - Bourne End 5 cars can be run, its only the Bourne End - Marlow Donkey that is limited to 2 car.

So for Rock the Moor a Maidenhead - Bourne End 5 car half hourly shuttle would achievable with a 2 car for the Donkey

My understanding from someone who is attending and has enquired with GWR is that the stock necessary to run a 5 car service for RTM is not available......Happy to be advised otherwise! 🙂
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« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2018, 07:36:29 pm »

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Like walking 'er down t'aisle  Wink
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« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2018, 08:35:34 pm »

Having said that, in usual GWR style they've managed to upset a lot of other people as the Marlow branch desperately needs strengthening this weekend with "Rock the Moor" at Cookham, but as BNM has alluded to, the attendees at this are only humble peasants.

I didn't think you could add extra carriages on the Marlow Branch because of the limitations at Bourne End.

Maidenhead - Bourne End 5 cars can be run, its only the Bourne End - Marlow Donkey that is limited to 2 car.

So for Rock the Moor a Maidenhead - Bourne End 5 car half hourly shuttle would achievable with a 2 car for the Donkey

My understanding from someone who is attending and has enquired with GWR is that the stock necessary to run a 5 car service for RTM is not available......Happy to be advised otherwise! 🙂

They have never laid on anything special for the event, I cannot see them ever doing so
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« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2018, 11:13:21 am »

This from Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/richardsalkeld/status/997418525223514114/photo/2
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« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2018, 02:09:04 pm »

I don't believe it!
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« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2018, 04:09:34 pm »


Nauseating. 🤢
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« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2018, 04:45:39 pm »


For I moment there was shocked at the thought of Graham doing some late night vandalism............I thought it said Harry & Melksham!  Smiley
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« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2018, 05:08:31 pm »


May be, however you have to admire the GWR team getting into the spirit of the event; they will be working hard Saturday ensuring the people who want to attend the day in Windsor have a good rail travel experience, for some passengers it might be the first time the have travelled on a train in years so lets hope they enjoy the journey and want to use the train again
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« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2018, 08:46:17 pm »

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My understanding from someone who is attending and has enquired with GWR is that the stock necessary to run a 5 car service for RTM is not available.....

I don't know what passenger numbers are like on RTM days but could they not run the two car half-hourly to Bourne End with a bus to Marlow, not ideal but it would double the number of pax able to access Cookham without any need for additional stock.
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« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2018, 10:01:55 pm »


Will tickets (and validities) to WNC be valid?

HMC is Hampton Court.

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