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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2007, 05:12:03 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
why not 2x67's and MKII's like in Cornwall the other day!!!
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2007, 05:15:50 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
why not 2x67's and MKII's like in Cornwall the other day!!!

Thats just dreaming sadly!
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007, 05:54:11 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
Really Jim? and theres not a problem now on weekends? Are you saying that it could get a lot worse between now and the end of the year?
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2007, 06:02:33 pm »

Has this report been found on Youtube yet?
Nick posted this earlier on another part of the board:

You can watch the Points West article from their website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pointswest/

Click on the 'rail misery' link

Sadly it does not include the interview with Andrew Griffiths which came at the end of the report but you can read my notes from the interview here:
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=938.0
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2007, 06:56:41 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
Really Jim? and theres not a problem now on weekends? Are you saying that it could get a lot worse between now and the end of the year?

Normally it gets worse going up to Xmas, I know there allready leaving people behind, but belive me, it will get worse!
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2007, 08:21:41 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
why not 2x67's and MKII's like in Cornwall the other day!!!
They'd never get the safety case. They only just got it for that and it was only because it would mean cancelling trains otherwise.
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2007, 08:47:55 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
why not 2x67's and MKII's like in Cornwall the other day!!!
They'd never get the safety case. They only just got it for that and it was only because it would mean cancelling trains otherwise.
The problem with the safety case was that EWS can only run trains with a "zulu" head code (trains not in the public timetable), the fact that trains would have been cancelled had nothing to do with the trains finaly running, the initial plan was to have a 67 one end and a 66 the other, EWS dont have a safety case for running 66's on passenger trains.
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2007, 08:57:53 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
why not 2x67's and MKII's like in Cornwall the other day!!!
They'd never get the safety case. They only just got it for that and it was only because it would mean cancelling trains otherwise.
The problem with the safety case was that EWS can only run trains with a "zulu" head code (trains not in the public timetable), the fact that trains would have been cancelled had nothing to do with the trains finaly running, the initial plan was to have a 67 one end and a 66 the other, EWS dont have a safety case for running 66's on passenger trains.

ANyone for "Zulued" normal passenger services? Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2007, 09:23:08 pm »

The problem is, xmas is coming, and CDF-PMH Sat AM's is going to be a repeat of last year!
why not 2x67's and MKII's like in Cornwall the other day!!!
They'd never get the safety case. They only just got it for that and it was only because it would mean cancelling trains otherwise.
The problem with the safety case was that EWS can only run trains with a "zulu" head code (trains not in the public timetable), the fact that trains would have been cancelled had nothing to do with the trains finaly running, the initial plan was to have a 67 one end and a 66 the other, EWS dont have a safety case for running 66's on passenger trains.

ANyone for "Zulued" normal passenger services? Tongue
They could run additionals! mind you, remember the good old days of a Pink 31, pink coaches and black 31 on the other end?Huh
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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2007, 09:28:53 pm »

I better not plan any trips to Weymouth in the peak summer Saturdays next year then.
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2007, 09:38:13 pm »

I better not plan any trips to Weymouth in the peak summer Saturdays next year then.
I am quietly confident that things will be better on the Weymouth line next summer IF FGW hire in a loco hauled set which they will have to do as they won't have any spare 150s/158s to lengthen services operated by two car trains out of season once the 12 158s leave. Either that or use an HST! That will be the day!
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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2007, 09:48:37 pm »

I better not plan any trips to Weymouth in the peak summer Saturdays next year then.
I am quietly confident that things will be better on the Weymouth line next summer IF FGW hire in a loco hauled set which they will have to do as they won't have any spare 150s/158s to lengthen services operated by two car trains out of season once the 12 158s leave. Either that or use an HST! That will be the day!
I'm confident the 67's will return next year! they only have to promote the trains as "additional services" to get around safety case issues.
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« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2007, 07:39:31 am »

EWS dont have a safety case for running 66's on passenger trains.


Really, I travelled on a "ZULU" headcoded train from Bristol to Plymouth and back in 1999 for the full eclipse of the sun hauled both ways by a 66.
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