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Old 9th April 2012, 23:01   #1
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Noted this evening, the Chiltern Banbury ("Risborough Flyer") set has been formed up this weekend with Arriva Trains Wales DVT 82307 at the country end, complementing the mix of blue-and-grey and unbranded Virgin liveried stock and the ex-WSMR loco.
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Old 10th April 2012, 00:05   #2
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Noted this evening, the Chiltern Banbury ("Risborough Flyer") set has been formed up this weekend with Arriva Trains Wales DVT 82307 at the country end, complementing the mix of blue-and-grey and unbranded Virgin liveried stock and the ex-WSMR loco.
How interesting!

I think the blue-and-grey stock is the ex-WSMR / Cargo-D stock that some posters have suggested are coming to ATW for the WG Express.

Testing the Arriva DVTs?
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Old 10th April 2012, 10:02   #3
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I saw it heading towards London on Sunday morning / afternoon and was pleasantly amused by the mixed bag of assorted colours.
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I think the blue-and-grey stock is the ex-WSMR / Cargo-D stock that some posters have suggested are coming to ATW for the WG Express.
The set is due a light refurb later in the year (not to Mainline standard) but is staying with Chiltern.

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Testing the Arriva DVTs?
That's my assumption too.
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How interesting!

I think the blue-and-grey stock is the ex-WSMR / Cargo-D stock that some posters have suggested are coming to ATW for the WG Express.

Testing the Arriva DVTs?
Most likely borrowing them until ATW need them to refit the existing Chiltern ones with the extras for the gen and the sliding door upgrades
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Most likely borrowing them until ATW need them to refit the existing Chiltern ones with the extras for the gen and the sliding door upgrades
There's enough slack in the Chiltern fleet to allow for some DVTs to go away for generator fitting (it's being going on for months and they already have some generator-fitted DVTs back from overhaul and in service) so, unless there have been some failures to deplete the fleet, commissioning on behalf of ATW is more probable.
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The set is due a light refurb later in the year (not to Mainline standard) but is staying with Chiltern.


Surely it will get sliding doors as well if it is staying? It would be interesting if they ended up painting the carriages to match the "Chiltern" liveried DVT
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