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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 11:24:04 pm »

In that case, bignosemac and I will hold you personally responsible for any delays to our service ...  Shocked Roll Eyes Grin
Sorry lads blame them lot upstairs AKA (also known as) NR» (Network Rail - home page).
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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 11:25:20 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 11:30:24 pm »

Would have been interested, shame I'm busy. Plus ^20, somewhat outrageous!

In mileage terms and in comparison to scheduled rail fares then maybe a little steep, but hardly outrageous. This is a railtour over two parts of the network not served by passenger trains (although they should be - but that's another topic!) so to my mind the price reflects that.
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2010, 12:12:20 am »

In that case, bignosemac and I will hold you personally responsible for any delays to our service ...  Shocked Roll Eyes Grin
Sorry lads blame them lot upstairs AKA (also known as) NR» (Network Rail - home page).
Oh so it's them who dispatches them? Wink
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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010, 12:49:50 am »

In that case, bignosemac and I will hold you personally responsible for any delays to our service ...  Shocked Roll Eyes Grin
Sorry lads blame them lot upstairs AKA (also known as) NR» (Network Rail - home page).
Oh so it's them who dispatches them? Wink
We can only dispatch them when we get the signals and that is them lot upstairs.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2010, 12:51:30 am »

Actually it's not, signalling is controlled from Slough not Paddington.
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2010, 12:59:00 am »

Actually it's not, signalling is controlled from Slough not Paddington.
Still upstairs is it not at slough!!!
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2010, 01:01:20 am »

Actually it's not, signalling is controlled from Slough not Paddington.
Still upstairs is it not at slough!!!
That sentence makes no sense to me, can you reword it?
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« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2010, 01:04:28 am »

Actually it's not, signalling is controlled from Slough not Paddington.
Still upstairs is it not at slough!!!
That sentence makes no sense to me, can you reword it?
The signal centre at slough, is still up some stairs, isnt it!!!
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2010, 01:05:40 am »

Ahaha - the way you say upstairs would imply you intend to mean NR» (Network Rail - home page) at Paddington - how is anyone supposed to know you would mean upstairs in a different county?
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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 01:08:08 am »

Ahaha - the way you say upstairs would imply you intend to mean NR» (Network Rail - home page) at Paddington - how is anyone supposed to know you would mean upstairs in a different county?

Yeah I did originally mean upstairs at PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains), but I thought id change my mind.
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2010, 09:05:09 pm »

Update from me: 'bignosemac' and I enjoyed a cracking afternoon out on this charter HST (High Speed Train) - from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads via the Henbury loop, Severn Beach line, BRI» (Bristol Temple Meads - next trains), Portbury and back.  Cheesy

We met up with a few FoSBR» (Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways - site) members on board, and had a chat with them about local railway campaigning issues, too.

I have numerous photos: however, I need to download and edit them, before bignosemac and I can publish our best ones here.

(From which you may infer: someone forgot his camera. Shocked Roll Eyes )

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2010, 10:18:10 pm »

FGW (First Great Western) are splitting 2 sets to provide a 2+7 with 2 TFBs (Trailer First Buffet (Mark 3 coach type)), 4 TFs, and a TGS.


Looked like a normal set to me when it came into PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains). 2 TFs 1TFB, 1 TGS and 3 TSO (The Stationary Office (now OPSI)).
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« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2010, 10:19:23 pm »

Cheers Chris!   Roll Eyes Embarrassed

Can I still blame latent dentistry induced anaesthesia? Or just normal run-of-the-mill absent mindedness?
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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2010, 10:21:21 pm »

FGW (First Great Western) are splitting 2 sets to provide a 2+7 with 2 TFBs (Trailer First Buffet (Mark 3 coach type)), 4 TFs, and a TGS.


Looked like a normal set to me when it came into PAD» (Paddington (London) - next trains). 2 TFs 1TFB, 1 TGS and 3 TSO (The Stationary Office (now OPSI)).

Fairly certain it was a 'normal' 2+7. Although I didn't walk the whole train.

EDIT: 2+8 apparently. Wasn't counting.... to busy looking out the window and marvelling at a HST (High Speed Train) passing my local station which is normally the preserve of 143s!
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