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« on: August 27, 2009, 08:19:37 pm »

Following a change of plans on my part, I now intend making a trip to the Isle of Man instead of Ireland. I enquired today at Didcot (killing time) about the timings for a train/ferry trip from Bristol to Douglas, IOM.
This is the resulting journey plan that was printed off for me.


All looks fine until you check the 'Operating Company' column. Is there a Pendolino ferry I haven't heard about!?!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 08:53:50 pm »

I expect it'll be a Voyager as the Irish Sea isn't electrified.... well I hope it isn't.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 09:03:40 pm »

Well, it does say, 'Reservations Recommended'.

Personally I, too, would have serious reservations ...  Shocked Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 11:19:38 am »

Well it does fit the Vomiter lable the Irish Sea being notoriously rough.

You are of course very lucky to be able to get from Bristol to the Isle of Man by train and ferry.

The 12:28 Lancaster Heysham being one of couple of trains to serve Heysham per day.

There is absolutely nothing there bar the Ferry port and the two atomic power stations. I've been there twice on rail tours and it's bleak even with the sun shining. I don't think I'll go again!
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 03:29:01 pm »

I expect it'll be a Voyager as the Irish Sea isn't electrified.... well I hope it isn't.  Cheesy

does that mean that they have fixed the "computer shutting the train down in response to a bit of salt-water spay on teh rooftop resistor banks" problem that the Voyagers suffered from at Dawlish.
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 06:49:21 pm »

Well it does fit the Vomiter lable the Irish Sea being notoriously rough.

You are of course very lucky to be able to get from Bristol to the Isle of Man by train and ferry.

The 12:28 Lancaster Heysham being one of couple of trains to serve Heysham per day.

There is absolutely nothing there bar the Ferry port and the two atomic power stations. I've been there twice on rail tours and it's bleak even with the sun shining. I don't think I'll go again!


Oooh....atomic power stations. I'd whip me camera out but I'll probably end up with the same amount of grief as that bloke taking pictures of Milford Haven oil terminal. Actually probavly more grief; the Civil Nuclear Constabulary are armed!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009, 08:08:54 pm »

Mark Smith has a page on the Isle of Man as well at http://www.seat61.com/Isle-of-Man.htm

Might be worth a read.
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