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by pdeaves
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Realtimetrains update with train numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 13818

Realtimetrains update with train numbers

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/news/scotrail-first-train-operator-publish-real-time-train-data Didn't note the train number? Look it up on http://realtimetrains.co.uk/! Stock allocations are now shown for most ScotRail services (and GB Railfreight). (Note: no connection other than as a us...
by pdeaves
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML diversions January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 10685

Re: ECML diversions January 2020

You might want to add the date for future readers/searchers. Today (4 January) or earlier in the month?
by pdeaves
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: BR privatisation
Replies: 1
Views: 8231

BR privatisation

Privatisation started well before train operation was hived-off in the mid-1990s. For example, BR's hovercraft services were divested in 1981 and Travellers Fare in 1988, the latter being sold to the management team eventually becoming today's SSP (that runs Upper Crust and other brands). One odd sa...
by pdeaves
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gatehouse of Fleet Station
Replies: 2
Views: 9985

Re: Gatehouse of Fleet Station

Michael Quick states (expanding out his abbreviations):
lost last eastbound service 18 June 1962 timetable; last working time table for line, 7 September 1964, shows unadvertised stops both ways – eastbound Fridays and Saturdays, westbound Fridays and Mondays. Closed 14 June 1965.

Hope this helps!
by pdeaves
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 50710

Re: Blast from the past

Guildford station still advertises Red Star parcels outside (2019-07-06):
2019-07-06 15mod Guildford station sign.JPG
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by pdeaves
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: IET Cl.800 East Coast workings
Replies: 9
Views: 18755

Re: IET Cl.800 East Coast workings

LNER-liveried 800206 passed through Reading this afternoon (5 July) heading for Eastleigh.
by pdeaves
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Heathrow Express class 387s
Replies: 2
Views: 8347

Re: Heathrow Express class 387s

387131 also now in HEx colours. 130, 131 and 140 were all on Reading depot today (5 July).
by pdeaves
Sun May 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Heathrow Express class 387s
Replies: 2
Views: 8347

Heathrow Express class 387s

The first HEx-liveried, GWR-operated 387s have arrived at Reading depot. 387130 and 387140 carry a new HEx livery, nothing like that carried by the 332s (even allowing for the Tata adverts). Image available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pdeaves/47929913333/.
by pdeaves
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Free Membership for 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 13806

Re: Free Membership for 2018

Don?t be surprised that when it comes up for membership renewals at the end of the year that some might think twice about doing so if we continue into a third year of 50% off offers only for new members. Whatever you chose to do is your business. However, I would urge you to keep in sight that the ...
by pdeaves
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Penzance Long Rock
Replies: 0
Views: 10910

Penzance Long Rock

There will be an open day at Penzance depot on 13 April. Details at https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/02/great-western-railway-to-open-long-rock-depot-doors-in-aid-of-charity.html/amp Tickets available from https://billetto.co.uk/e/gwr-longrock-tmd-open-day-2019-tickets-331021/ (linked from above), ...