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Old 4th February 2010, 16:09   #1
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Default Ayr . Falkland yard.

Local press reports this yard under threat of closure with the loss of 50 jobs

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Old 4th February 2010, 16:11   #2
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Another press troll posting for a scoop?
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Old 4th February 2010, 16:20   #3
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No press troll,just concerned obout more jobs lost in the industry!
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Old 4th February 2010, 16:44   #4
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There were a few redundancies at this yard a couple of years ago. There is a substantial siding being built just north of kilmarnock station past the signal box to allow locomotives to be able to run around their load and return south. I work with a few ex freight men and they considered this a real threat to said depot. I don't know exactly what the reasoning is by closing falkland yard, though the new sidings certainly won't help it's cause. Please feel free to correct me also, I don't pretend to know exactly why, it's what i've heard from hearsay.
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Old 4th February 2010, 17:05   #5
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There were a few redundancies at this yard a couple of years ago. There is a substantial siding being built just north of kilmarnock station past the signal box to allow locomotives to be able to run around their load and return south. I work with a few ex freight men and they considered this a real threat to said depot. I don't know exactly what the reasoning is by closing falkland yard, though the new sidings certainly won't help it's cause. Please feel free to correct me also, I don't pretend to know exactly why, it's what i've heard from hearsay.
Thanks for that.
Article mentions the Kilmarnock siding and the fact that Carlisle crews can do the jobs more cost effective than Ayr now that this siding is in use.
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Yes, I believe it saves around 50 miles per journey not having to go to ayr to runaround. It's a disaster for people losing their jobs, I can't see many being re-located, if any either.
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No press troll,just concerned obout more jobs lost in the industry!
Maybe you could post a link to the press article in question.
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I can't really see why bringing the Long Lyes backs into use would directly affect Falkland, it's pretty much so coal train can run longer than the loop at Mauchline will take without having to go all the way round the loop or run round at Barassie & I think most doing either now are Freightliner trains.
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Maybe you could post a link to the press article in question.
Ayrshire Post Dated Fri 05FEB10
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My "Journalistic skills " dont go as far as posting a link.
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Ayrshire Post Dated Fri 05FEB10
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My "Journalistic skills " dont go as far as posting a link.
Doesn't seem to be an article on http://www.ayrshirepost.net ...
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Doesn't seem to be an article on http://www.ayrshirepost.net ...
No there is not ,but there is in the paper you buy at a newsagent, cant understand your paraniod attitude to a genuine enquiry to get a bit of background,sorry I ever mentioned it .
(The article does exist,written by Edwin Lawrence,carries quote from ASLEF regional secretary Kevin Lindsay.Local MP also aware.)

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Unhappy Falkland Yard + Ayr Sheds RIP

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My sincerest condolences to you and your colleagues.
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Old 6th February 2010, 14:34   #14
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sorry to hear that ayr is to close are the unions or db schenker doing anything to find you jobs or is just goodbye and look after yourself.
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Old 6th February 2010, 17:29   #15
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ADAM PRENTICE POST 05/02/2010

This post was not done Adam Prentice , The real person should get there facts right.........Shunters will be needed for New Cumnocks as there at least 6 trains a day over 3 shifts Ayr sheds are not at risk ( at the moment ) however they are up sale and have been for over 2 years ,Planning for housing has been sought for Ayr Depot but has been kicked into touch on 10 points , That said the Drivers are at risk but no date has been set.......So the real poster should have the guts to use there name and get the facts instead of stirring things up . Its bad enough at this time without all this bull............. I have known Adam all my railway career ... He has 30 not 34 years service and is 48 not 51 years old Facts are facts not lies

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