Main reason is route retention.
Main avoiding route is York-Sherburn-Milford-Castleford- Leeds(Via Holbeck), or up to Cas then via Normanton, Wakey Kirkgate, Healey Mills and back on the main at Thornhill LNW.
No TPE Drivers/Guards sign Wakey Westgate or the Featherstone route.
i don't post on here much now but..
stop taking things so seriously and get off yorkie's case. i personally would like to see the 170s go up in smoke but that's another matter...
if you're going to argue with all and sundry 50149 you may as well stay on here.
there's been enough of that...
170s have been on most lincolnshire routes(on the joint- Lincoln to Sleaford - much to the guard's disgust one day at nottingham i saw)and when they first came out they were on lincoln-grimsby.
birmingham-salop seems to be permenantly 170s and walsall-wolverhampton 150s now.
i think we should have a list of these,recommendations so when you're out on a trip.
Worcester FS - The postal order(wetherspoons), turn right and about 3 doors down. Banks's £1.30 a pint.
Wolverhampton - The Moon under Water(wetherspoons). come out the station and straight over...