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« Reply #135 on: November 12, 2007, 05:59:30 pm »

I hope you are right!

Why?
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« Reply #136 on: November 12, 2007, 06:02:20 pm »

If I wanted to sit on a bus, I would!!
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« Reply #137 on: November 12, 2007, 06:03:40 pm »

If I wanted to sit on a bus, I would!!
And what is different to the Bristol situation!

It's all very well and good, but there isn't THAT many diagrams that can easilly be worked by pacers from December in the Bristol area!
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« Reply #138 on: November 12, 2007, 06:05:08 pm »

Well, apparantly they are banned from the whole of FGW (First Great Western), so they wouldn't be in Bristol. There are simply no good qualities that a 142 has over a 150!
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« Reply #139 on: November 12, 2007, 06:06:44 pm »

Well, apparantly they are banned from the whole of FGW (First Great Western), so they wouldn't be in Bristol. There are simply no good qualities that a 142 has over a 150!
How do you think the people in the Cardiff Area feel?
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« Reply #140 on: November 12, 2007, 06:07:12 pm »

I don't believe for one minute that they're banned from the entire FGW (First Great Western) network, they will no doubt be able to go wherever a 143 can!
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« Reply #141 on: November 12, 2007, 06:29:54 pm »

I don't believe for one minute that they're banned from the entire FGW (First Great Western) network, they will no doubt be able to go wherever a 143 can!
apparentley someone has seen an internal Network Rail email ,instructing Exeter Panel not to allow them out of the depot!
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« Reply #142 on: November 12, 2007, 08:16:59 pm »

I don't believe for one minute that they're banned from the entire FGW (First Great Western) network, they will no doubt be able to go wherever a 143 can!
apparentley someone has seen an internal Network Rail email ,instructing Exeter Panel not to allow them out of the depot!
I expect it's something to do with paperwork or maybe drivers havent got their PSV license which is required to drive a bus, ha ha!
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« Reply #143 on: November 12, 2007, 08:28:19 pm »

Well, apparantly they are banned from the whole of FGW (First Great Western), so they wouldn't be in Bristol. There are simply no good qualities that a 142 has over a 150!
How do you think the people in the Cardiff Area feel?

The ones i've been on in cardiff are superb.

I dont really see what the fuss is all about.
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« Reply #144 on: November 12, 2007, 08:50:05 pm »

Well, apparantly they are banned from the whole of FGW (First Great Western), so they wouldn't be in Bristol. There are simply no good qualities that a 142 has over a 150!
How do you think the people in the Cardiff Area feel?

The ones i've been on in cardiff are superb.

I dont really see what the fuss is all about.
Superb? I'm forever the optomist but even I can't stretch to saying they're "superb"!
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« Reply #145 on: November 12, 2007, 08:57:52 pm »

Cardiff actually has seats, not bus seats :p
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« Reply #146 on: November 12, 2007, 09:01:17 pm »

Very true! I forgot that little detail!
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« Reply #147 on: November 12, 2007, 09:39:40 pm »

Compared to the other units round here/ the south west, they certainly are

plus the insides have been refurbed this year (i think), so they're in fairly good nick
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« Reply #148 on: November 12, 2007, 09:58:59 pm »

The latest RUMOUR is that Network Rail Have barred FGW (First Great Western) from using 142's as of today, 12th November, and that FGW will now be using 150/1's instead for the new timetable. I must stress this is not confirmed, and wondered if anyone has any more info?
Does this mean that FGW is suddenly going to end up with 12 sets of 150/1s or lets be fair 6 as they carry more than a two car 142? Things certainly are changing at the moment, all except of course FGW keeping the 158s!

The two 142s down at Exeter must be feeling very rejected at the moment. Destined either for the scrap heap or private railways.
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« Reply #149 on: November 12, 2007, 10:05:32 pm »

I'd rather a 150/1 than a /2 and I am sure traincrew will agree with me as well....
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