thenorthern's Recent Activity

  1. thenorthern replied to the thread Oil-lit semaphores.

    Given that electric supplies across the country weren't standardized until 1928 (I think) it would be annoying for rail companies to...

    18 Jun 2019 at 17:56
  2. thenorthern replied to the thread Oil-lit semaphores.

    One thing to remember is the electricity supply in some rural areas didn't come until very late meaning it wasn't always economical to...

    18 Jun 2019 at 13:17
  3. thenorthern replied to the thread BBC to attempt to relaunch Top Gear again.

    From what I understand the BBC spent more per episode on the Matt Le Blanc version of Top Gear than Clarkson version of Top Gear...

    18 Jun 2019 at 11:25
  4. thenorthern replied to the thread 23% of professional drivers base level crossing decisions on timetable knowledge.

    What type of crossings are we talking about? If we are talking about ones that have half barriers then anyone who swerves round them...

    17 Jun 2019 at 19:44
  5. thenorthern replied to the thread Potential Labour Party split (Split now happened)..

    Looks like The Independent Group, Change UK or The Independent Group for Change hasn't worked out very well. All the media hype for...

    17 Jun 2019 at 01:38
  6. thenorthern replied to the thread Ravenglass,Cumbria coast.

    Very occasionally there are Class 142s along the line sometimes run attached to a Class 153. Class 156s however seem to be the most...

    17 Jun 2019 at 00:25
  7. thenorthern replied to the thread Through and bay platforms.

    Around 2005ish time Northampton seemed to have a lot of terminating services but very few through services but that has changed now.

    15 Jun 2019 at 00:11
  8. thenorthern replied to the thread Class 175's future.

    I can't see them being withdrawn anytime soon I think they could move to other operators if they are surplus to requirements at...

    14 Jun 2019 at 23:22
  9. thenorthern replied to the thread Through and bay platforms.

    Manchester Piccadilly I would think is the main one as since the Windsor Link Platforms 13 and 14 are being used by much more services...

    13 Jun 2019