Juniper Driver
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Juniper Driver

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158/159 444/450/455/456/458 and 707 trained.Coupled 707007 to 707008 in training and drove 707010 with 707006 on the rear. 1 Dec 2017

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    1. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      158/159 444/450/455/456/458 and 707 trained.Coupled 707007 to 707008 in training and drove 707010 with 707006 on the rear.
    2. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Debut on AC Motors 455 07/06/2016 5870+5705
      Then next day 08/06/2016 @ Guildford 5732+456024+456016...

      458's Not driven.

      458509 458512 458513 458516
      458517 458520 458521 458523

      458507+458527 10/06/2016
      AC UNITS 5733+5738

      Not up to date...I've lost track now...(boom boom)
    3. Paul Sidorczuk
      Paul Sidorczuk
      Birthday greetings
    4. fishquinn
      fishquinn
      Happy birthday!
    5. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Barrier wagons back in the normal place at Wimbledon but no sign of the Class 47.Also I notice the 458/0's (what's left of them) are keeping well away.

      Barrier wagons but no 47 today (03/10/2015) 2x458/0 other side of yard again by wheel lathe side.
    6. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Worked

      444001 Down to Bournemouth today.
      444002 Back from Bournemouth.Today.
    7. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      458534+458527 (03/12/2015) Driven from 534.(Hounslow rounder)
      458526+458534 (26/11/2015)
      458536+458511 (22/08/2015)
      458525+458504 (25/08/2015)
      458535+458533 (09/09/2015) Noticed a new weird announcement,twice.
      458525 (14/09/2015)
      458504 (17/09/2015)
      458505 (18/09/2015)
      458525+458519 (24/09/2015)
      458503 Assessment (25/09/2015)
      458519+458534 (01/10/2015)
      458519+458525 (31/12/2015)
      458532 on it's own round Hounslow then coupled to 458535 (02/10/2015)
      458532+458508 (31/12/2015)
      458511+458531 (13/10/2015)
      458522+458535 (07/01/2016)
      458514+458502 (14/01/2016)
      458524+458511 (25/01/2016)
      iN BOLD = NEW.

      First six (GATEX) have the funny windows on all coaches.458531-458536 (NO PANWELL)
      Original 30 have funny windows on adopted GATEX coach.458501-458530 (+PANWELL)
    8. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Example of tractions worked over four days.

      01/08/2015 8 car 455 then 4 car 455.
      02/08/2015 8 car 455# then 10 car 444 out,on return from Bournemouth 10 car 444.
      03/08/2015 8 car 450 4 car 450 return.6 car 159 out. 3 car 159 return.
      04/08/2015 455 8 car first part.455/456 second part of job.6 coaches 455737+456014.
      12/08/2015.First time into plat 20 @ Waterloo.(Have worked out more than once.)*

      *=Was once signaled into Platform 24 in the slam door days.Didn't accept.
      #=Would normally be 4 car.
    9. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Worked (UPDATED 04/09/2015)

      456001 Green (Training+Piloted)(Training 12/08/2014)
      456002 (In service)(Passenger Debut with 455741+455737)(17/07/2015)
      456004(M)(with 456014 CE 5740 LE)(04/09/2015)
      456005 leading with 456019 and a 455.(20/09/2016)
      456006 (Debut Empties to Wimbledon via Hampton Court)(with 455734+456014)(18/12/2014)
      456007 Green (Piloted with Green 456001)
      456007 CE + 456024 + 455734 LE (21/08/2015)
      456008 In train not driven (M)
      456009
      456010 (Middle with 455724 LE and 456024 CE)
      456014 (Empties)(with 455734+456006)(with 5737 04/08/2015)
      456017 with 5911 (17/01/2016)
      456023 Green (Training with green 456001) In train not driven Red.(M)
      456024 (CE with 456010+455724 LE)

      If not stated= Red Unit.
      (M) Middle Unit
      CE=Country End
      LE=London End

      Looks like 456014 has taken it on itself to keep a headlamp on me.:-?
    10. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      So is Friday 17 July finally my 456 debut?

      Yes 5741+5737+456002.
      No new 458/5's recently.

      Friday 17/07/2014 + Friday 24/07/2014.
    11. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Looks like my 456 training has expired (hardly haven driven them since last August.(once in December)).I won't be driving these unit's anywhere soon.They aren't booking me work on them.(Famous last words)
    12. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      DAS training soon due to many 159's fitted with the system.(Now trained)
    13. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      458028-458006 on 1357 Reading to Ascot.(Today)
    14. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      1 year of working 458/5.(23/04/2014)
    15. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      *✯✯✯456 alert✯✯✯* possible 456 debut (in service,not empties) on Monday 13/04/2015 Diagram altered,so not worked.
    16. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      459's Worked.

      458501 25/11/2014 in Wimbledon Depot.
      458502 14/11/2014 and my first 458 egress activated (Queenstown Road) while coupled with 531.
      458503 02/04/2015 (with 458531)
      458504 30/04/2015 (with 458520)
      458505 18/09/2015 Rugby World Cup Opener (Single Unit Weybridge diverted)
      458506
      458508
      458510 06/05/2015 (with 458504)(on it's own 11/05/2015)
      458511 07/05/2015 (with 458503)
      458515
      458519 24/09/2015 (with 458525 Leading)(leading with 458534 (01/10/2015))
      458520 19/03/2015 (with 458502)
      458524 25/01/2016 (with 458511)
      458525 25/08/2015 (with 458504)
      458526 26/11/2015 (with 458534)
      458530 20/03/2015 (with 458533)(with 531)(21/03/2015)
      458531#14/05/2015(with 458520)
      458532#
      458533# (Also trained on this with 535)
      458534#
      458535# (Also trained on this with 533)
      458536# 10/01/15 Clap Yd (with 501)
      First Weybridge with ten car today.458532+458533. (Also 458533+458534.)
      08/11/2014 458531+458502.
      #=EXGAT.

      18 Worked.(27/11/2015)
    17. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      458 Watch.

      8017+8029.Today.
      8015 confined to clapped out yard from 27/03/2015 till ???? needs maintenance or next to be called up?

      No mustaches left all shaved off.8021 still has an outline of the removed mustache.
    18. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      456 debut (in passenger service) cancelled today due to my changeover with another driver.Disappointed I guess.Got the job from as ordered so I wasn't to know.Driver I swapped with hasn't been them for over six months so don't know who's doing the job.
    19. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Worked 458536 with another ExGat yet again the other day...Didn't see it on Saturday though.Im sure it was loitering somewhere.:)
    20. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Thinking of changing my username to 158159444450455456458 Driver.:wink:
    21. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      No work on 458/9's but had trouble with a few 159's yesterday..(Three spurious brake applications as I left the station)..Involved me having to uncouple and recouple them (making the train late)...A driver said to me it was due to poor maintenance but I do not agree....159's have stood me in good stead for the last 14 years and that was probably one of the worst problems I have ever had on them.

      Passengers can be quite funny sometimes....I had one running up the train asking me how long it would take but you cannot put a time span on these things...with phoning a friend/signalman/guard and asking permission all takes time and including answering irate passengers questions.Sorry could take from ten minutes to half an hour or more...who knows?

      Luckily it only delayed the train by 11 minutes...and the fault cleared...I don't think I've prayed so hard in my life.:oops:
    22. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      458501 is INNOCENT,free the chosen 501.
    23. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      456003 again but seems to be taking the Saturday off,same with 536,saw it in Clapped out yard.Noticed 456001 at Ascot with 456021 I think it was.Worked 458021+458023....458021 has a tash,like 458027 and 458015...all spotted today.
    24. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      First uncoupling of 459 (YESTERDAY) Also two successful couple ups in just over 12 hours,one on the dreaded platform 19.

      Heard that the problem is so bad on Platform 19 that a fitter should be present....Not sure how true this is though.
      458536 seems to be stalking me.:) (Also 456003)
    25. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      450 8 car to Dorking today.
    26. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      458502+458531 First ASDO over-ride (Queenstown Road) (Missing Beacon?)
    27. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Rare two car working 158890 back from Salisbury on 23/12/2014.
    28. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      456 Debut today and had less notice than I did with the 459s.

      1.Piloted 456007+456001 (green)(into Wimbledon and round the depot)
      2.Trained on and drove 456001+456023 (green)
      3.Empties (Wimbledon via Hampton Court,from Waterloo on 455734+456014+456006 (red)...No sign of my mate 456001.
      456001 was loitering with intent when I was training on the 459's.
    29. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      Spent 5+ hours in the company of 455719 due to a train failing at Ashtead yesterday.
    30. Juniper Driver
      Juniper Driver
      455912 is a very fast 455.Good brakes...9/10 overall.
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