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    Northern Unit Refurbishments

    In the short term they can lap up the various 153s that will shortly be coming off-lease from other places (EMR, WMT, some of the TfW ones) and use those to help cover the unit shortfall. In the medium to long term they really should be considering more electric options than diesels, or stupid...
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    Northern Unit Refurbishments

    I believe that is due to the sets being treated at Kilmarnock receiving corrosion repairs.
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    Northern Pacer Withdrawals - Info?

    Sat at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway doing nothing right now. The 144s have received an extension to their derogation until December, however I don't know if Northern actually intend to return them to service. Considering how much of a bad state the unit is in whenever it's not needed for...
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    Northern Unit Refurbishments

    I've seen multiple Heaton-based 156s operating in the North West, so I wouldn't hold your breath.
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    Blackpool South line stock

    156s do make their way onto it as well.
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    Northern Unit Refurbishments

    That is correct. Whether or not the TrainFX actually works however is another matter entirely.
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    Northern Pacer Withdrawals - Info?

    I believe it's one of the units currently stored at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.
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    What's your favourite diesel train?

    Don't sign loco gen, but in terms of DMUs it would be 153s and 156s.
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    Most Interesting, Most Nostalgic, Most Boring, Most Hated

    I've managed to do it. It wasn't too bad in fairness. Got some nice thrash out of it.
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    Most Interesting, Most Nostalgic, Most Boring, Most Hated

    I always find the Hope Valley Line to be particularly captivating. I'm willing to put up with the one-and-a-half hour journey time on the all stations stopper in a rotten, decrepit 150 so I can go on it.
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    Out with credit-card sized stock and in with mobile ticketing - is it too early?

    I wonder what fate will befall the various rover and ranger tickets that exist with this new system?
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    Northern Unit Refurbishments

    Are those a pair of 158 moves by chance?
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    "Nice" and "Not so nice" units working in multiple

    Middlesbrough-Newcastle via the coast already has got its 158s now, so non-existent air con can be enjoyed on that route once again.
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    Northern Pacer Withdrawals - Info?

    There are plenty still sat around. There are 4 at Blackburn, another bunch at Heaton and should those not suffice there are more units currently stored at Gascoigne Wood not doing particularly much at the moment.
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    "Nice" and "Not so nice" units working in multiple

    I have seen 142 and 158 combinations on Northern as recently as February. Mind you there are 150 and 170 combos roaming around, which is as good a parallel of unit quality as you can get on the Northern network. :lol:

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