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  1. MatthewRead replied to the thread Question about Southern class 456.

    Were the 456's the last Mark 3 derived stock to be built with sliding doors?

    15 Sep 2019 at 21:50
  2. MatthewRead posted a new thread.

    Class 317's on the West Coast Main Line

    How long did 317's last for on the main line I know they first appeared following introduction of 319's in 1987 but when did they last...

    Forum: Railway History & Nostalgia

    15 Sep 2019 at 10:46
  3. MatthewRead replied to the thread Southern Class 455 future.

    No their lease expires at the end of the GTR franchise in September 2021 so certainly 2 more years left in service.

    13 Sep 2019 at 19:11
  4. MatthewRead replied to the thread Why didn’t BR order class 455s for South Eastern?.

    And they were built at the same time as the 321's.

    12 Sep 2019 at 22:17
  5. MatthewRead replied to the thread What are these on the 73 stock seats.

    When the seats were re-upholsted with the blue seats so I think that was 2004-05.

    11 Sep 2019 at 21:26
  6. MatthewRead replied to the thread What are these on the 73 stock seats.

    Refurbishment was nearly 30 years ago don't know the exact date but from what I've heard the first ones were taken in August 1990 and...

    11 Sep 2019 at 19:13
  7. MatthewRead replied to the thread Class 710 LO.

    Not till next year now.

    11 Sep 2019 at 19:08
  8. MatthewRead replied to the thread Northern's 'new' seat covers.

    The 377's , 387's and 171's aren't any better.

    10 Sep 2019 at 21:30