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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Intriguing, thank you! I'll await it's further livery schemes with interest.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Out of interest, what is 37161 up to these days? I quite like the former Southsea Park and Ride livery - though I know with lockdown restrictions I'm unlikely to see it in that scheme again.
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    ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion

    Ah, explains that one then. Thanks!
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    ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion

    That and Crewe hasn't had anything to do with the HST Fleet so far. I am intrigued as to what it could be though - are ScotRail losing anymore DMU's to Northern etc?
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    Belmond Grand Hibernian Cancelled

    Not only that, but these Mk3s already have power doors and toilet tanks too. Yes, Sims might be in the business of scrapping them, but I’m sure they won’t just drop an entire coach into the crusher. Even if the coach ends up on its side, the bogies will still be free-able. The Mk4s that were cut...
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    Belmond Grand Hibernian Cancelled

    As no-body can get into Newport, who knows. Given a how wealthy Belmond are, it wouldn't be beyond the realms of possibility that they've asked Newport or Kingsbury to do so. Some bogies were saved from some of the Mk3s scrapped so far last year (though I cant remember which yard had saved some).
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Your'e telling me. I did Truro to Newquay on one of those a few years ago, not the most comfortable (or fastest) journey in the world!
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    Belmond Grand Hibernian Cancelled

    Lucky there's a load of standard gauge Mk3s being scrapped at the moment then... (Which of course is a shame, but hey ho, at least some parts may be re-used). The Grand Hibernian always struck me as a little odd. I quite liked the idea, but given how much smaller the Irish network is...
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    Jo Bamford completes Wrightbus takeover.

    I wasn't suggesting it was an entirely new body - though it is largely similar to the Eclipse 3, but it will be new bus given it's integral origins compared to the Eclipse, and the design does have some hints of the now long gone ALX 300 (Eg, the curved roofline).
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    Stagecoach Repaint Updates

    Very Smart! They certainly are pretty obvious that they aren't built to stagecoach spec (i.e down to a price) by the seats and ribbon glazing.
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    Jo Bamford completes Wrightbus takeover.

    Interesting, I have to say it's quite a smart looking vehicle - with a few hints of the old ALX 300 body. I'm a little surprised about the Mercedes engine though - what other vehicles on the market have that set up?
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    Trivia: Most annoying sound made by a train

    Was it not a Networker and Turbo thing? I’m sure the Class 165 fleet used to make the same Ding before doors opened as well.
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    Rail Operations Group Fleet Expansion - Heathrow Connect 360/2s.

    I did notice that. Pleasingly, it has now been changed (as ROG has placed an announcement on their website - https://www.railopsgroup.co.uk/news/) although the return of the 360/1s to Anglia has appeared again. 1613516695 Nope, apparently ROGs own website isn’t even a reliable source of...
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    E M R 156s to Northern

    Correct - standard Fansia "Ironing Boards" for those, though they did retain the original BR era installed seating when they came to Northern from ScotRail. So these ex EMR / GA ones could be re-seated, or they may be lucky enough to retain the Chapmans.

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