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Author Topic: Great Western Main Line electrification - ongoing discussion  (Read 826877 times)
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« Reply #675 on: May 03, 2011, 05:18:32 am »

That was originally a suggestion on ukrail newsgroup.

MR journos monitor there for their editorial....
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« Reply #676 on: May 03, 2011, 05:32:42 pm »

And similar suggestions have been made across many rail forums.

Do you not think Roger Ford might actually be talking to people in the industry who wish to remain off the record rather than just picking up speculation from the internet.

ChrisB, you do a great disservice to Modern Railway's journalists by suggesting their editorial is gleaned from internet speculation.
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« Reply #677 on: May 03, 2011, 05:35:53 pm »

It's true, though. I have caught them out several times specific to FGW. Where he's printed something incorrectly, and FGW tell you that he hasn't checked in with them.
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« Reply #678 on: May 03, 2011, 05:37:22 pm »

Perhaps because someone in FGW is speaking off the record?
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« Reply #679 on: May 03, 2011, 05:56:18 pm »

I think Roger Ford built his reputation long before the Internet. Now insiders know they can trust him "off the record".
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« Reply #680 on: May 03, 2011, 06:37:17 pm »

If that's the case (and i'm sure he is is briefed off-record at times) on these occasions I'm referring to, then he was fed incorrect info. More likely, picked it up from ukr, as that's where I'd also read it prior to it appearing in MR.


Not sure what the deadline-to-newstand timeframe is, but he's been caught out 2 or 3 times recently (last 9 months or so) - and the info couldn't have changed in that time. He rarely prints corrections in following pieces either, where he's made errors.
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« Reply #681 on: May 05, 2011, 11:36:45 am »

Are you suggesting he should rename his articles to 'Misinformed Sources'?
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« Reply #682 on: May 05, 2011, 11:57:01 am »

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« Reply #683 on: May 05, 2011, 12:00:04 pm »

I thought this was about GWML electrification!.
Lets cut out this nonsense blagging of one against the other and only put in news about the electrification plans.
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« Reply #684 on: May 06, 2011, 11:26:24 am »

Some very interesting technical information here on GW electrification:

"In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, our editor Grahame Taylor has been talking with Peter Dearman, Network Rail^s Head of Network Electrification."

http://www.rail.co/2011/04/28/electrification-delivering-the-transformation/
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« Reply #685 on: May 06, 2011, 01:08:58 pm »

Some very interesting technical information here on GW electrification:

"In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview, our editor Grahame Taylor has been talking with Peter Dearman, Network Rail^s Head of Network Electrification."

http://www.rail.co/2011/04/28/electrification-delivering-the-transformation/

Peter Dearman cut his teeth on the East Coast electrification in the 1980's he was the Area Electrification Engineer for the whole of the ECML in the 90's when all other routes such as the WCML 5

If Network Rail (so long as it survives) can get the GWML done on time and to or below cost then that will ensure more routes are electrified, this article outlines the difficulties there are with electrifying a railway it is not just a simple matter of banging masts in the ground
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« Reply #686 on: May 06, 2011, 01:22:25 pm »

Yet more confirmation from someone who knows what he's on about that the Severn Tunnel is not a problem

Bet it doesn't stop posts in various forums claiming that it isn't possible though...   Grin

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« Reply #687 on: May 06, 2011, 06:28:41 pm »

See also http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=3633.msg28413#msg28413 from 2008 ... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #688 on: May 11, 2011, 12:23:08 am »


I was interested to read that one of the Feeder Stations/GSP's is to be at Melksham !

Will the feed to Thingley go overhead ?

Hope Grahame is pleased.

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« Reply #689 on: May 11, 2011, 07:02:25 am »


I was interested to read that one of the Feeder Stations/GSP's is to be at Melksham !

Will the feed to Thingley go overhead ?

Hope Grahame is pleased.

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The Grid site may well be at Melksham as there is a convenient Grid site, the 50kV (+25 / 0 / -25) feeder cables will I suspect be laid in the public highway, across private land (wayleave) and or along the railway in trough route to a railway feeder station, this is actually a very typical way the existing 25kV railways are fed the Grid site being several miles away from the railway.
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