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by pdeaves
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 12510

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

Seems to be no rush to eliminate the name 'Virgin' on the rolling stock, unlike previous franchise changes/failures. Interestingly, there was a VTEC HST in Kings Cross yesterday (30 June), one of only two trains in at the time, the other being Hull Trains. I was hoping to see an LNER one on a brief...
by pdeaves
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 12510

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

That is true, but the legal entity (company) does, just the same as the Keolis Amey companies (plural, for there are two) for the Wales & Borders franchise already exist even though not running trains yet.
by pdeaves
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 50692

Re: Blast from the past

Lancing signal box still has Network SouthEast branding, seen in early June 2018
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by pdeaves
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 50692

Re: Blast from the past

Red Star and, slightly hidden, Network SouthEast branding on Littlehampton station totem, seen in late May 2018.
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by pdeaves
Wed May 16, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 12510

Re: London & North Eastern Railway Company

I don't wish to look picky, but that would be more accurate as: "From 24th June the ECML long distance operator will be known as the London North Eastern Railway company & will be run by the government". The line itself will still be the East Coast Main Line! (and, for the time being at least, no ot...
by pdeaves
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 26804

Re: Railtour Report

Presumably this is a result of all the work being carried out at Old Oak Common. It's not so much 'work' at Old Oak Common. The depot is being decommissioned ready to demolish it. The London end sleeper work is permanently at Reading now, but not the heaviest work. That is permanently at Penzance (...
by pdeaves
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Blast from the past
Replies: 21
Views: 50692

Re: Blast from the past

This InterCity sign is still present at Chippenham:
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by pdeaves
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 17336

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

Thanks all for your information so far. A summary of findings to date is the bottom table on http://www.railwaycodes.org.uk/stations/notserved.shtm . I have not put Fenchurch St on that section as, according to some info I have found, the 'LNER' workings were not removed until 1948 (veracity of sour...
by pdeaves
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 17336

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

According to the RCH junction diagrams, Shepreth was GN.
by pdeaves
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pre-nationalisation station use
Replies: 11
Views: 17336

Re: Pre-nationalisation station use

Thanks Peter. I suppose this particular example continued through to closure (I hadn't really considered LT in my original question, erroneously assuming everything would become BR in 1948).