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    Guess the Train...

    While on my All Line Rover last week, I spent quite a lot of time observing the differences between the bogies of the 220s and the 221s while they're paired up at the moment! Let's stick with bogies for my offering... to which class does this belong?
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    Guess the Train...

    Would that be a class 221?
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    Class 701 'Aventra' trains for South Western Railway

    Today's delivery is 701 007.
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    Azuma Class 801 9-Car Electric

    Apologies - I just looked back and I was looking at my photo hit list, not my haulage hit list. I will amend the earlier post right now.
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    Hottest Week Since 1961 ....REALLY????

    Not really - if I remember rightly, the 1976 record is for days over 30°C, so that record can still stand even with this new record for days over 34°C. On the opposing side, on 1975 it famously snowed in June...
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    Possible 'normal' holiday destinations

    The border is closed, though, so one would not be able to get there?
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    UK face coverings discussion

    They tweeted it last night; it was 102 deaths. I forget the number of new cases but they did include that. They didn't, however, include the only figures really worth looking at: hospital admissions, total of patients and total on ventilators.
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    Azuma Class 801 9-Car Electric

    I can confirm that; I had 801 201 for haulage during last week. Ignore that - I was looking at my photo hit list, not my haulage hit list...
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    Class 701 'Aventra' trains for South Western Railway

    Are there any further tests planned for the routes through Epsom ( presumably they'll have to test via Bookham at some point )? Two other residents in my road have agreed with me that the 701 is much quieter than the existing fleet.
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    Posting a letter on a travelling post office

    I did, and I do still have the postcard, but I'm not sure where exactly it is in order to dig it up for a photo! It did get a special postmark, and for the postcard itself what I did was write the entire formation on it and indicated in which vehicle it was posted, when and where.
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    Class 701 'Aventra' trains for South Western Railway

    On time on the way back through Epsom a few minutes ago, and then it's returning to base: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K05841/2020-08-11/detailed Regarding the flat, I'm fairly sure from the sound that it's at the inner end of the second vehicle, rather than the driving vehicle...
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    Class 701 'Aventra' trains for South Western Railway

    Interesting... I didn't hear the flat when it passed on the way down towards Dorking. I'll have a listen out when it comes back for the second run each way this afternoon.
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    Class 701 'Aventra' trains for South Western Railway

    Yes, it's a Dorking run. 701 002 is working back to Waterloo now. My impressions when it passed my garden on the way down are that the noise levels are about a quarter of that of the 455s; I was right at the bottom of the garden then so only feet away from it, but of course it would not have...
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    That's it! For the purpose of filming, a fake bank of phones was put in place at the side of the escalator on the Brighton side leading up to the area above WH Smiths where Wetherspoon's is. This is where the split shoe was famously flapped at the phone for the benefit of the shoe shop person...
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    General Knowledge Quiz

    Not Waterloo I'm afraid. But that's certainly warmer.

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