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    SWR Repaints and Refurbishments

    Bournemouth this morning.
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    Non-Urgent TOPS Requests

    Thanks both. Much appreciated as ever. Quite a good afternoon, as I also managed to photo the entire operational fleet of GW IETs - all of two units...
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    Non-Urgent TOPS Requests

    Thanks. Maybe it was looped beyond Bath. Any idea of the loco as it can't be 66429 which I initially thought?
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    Non-Urgent TOPS Requests

    Brilliant; thanks. I was up the hillside near Twerton and they were a bit too far to get the numbers. Indeed it was 2D83... Oh, just one further question if I may? Anyone know what was the down freight passing Keynsham (yesterday) around 1445. It was a Freightliner class 66 in their revised...
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    Non-Urgent TOPS Requests

    I wonder if anyone knows which GW units worked the following, yesterday (11th May), please? 2D23 1426 Westbury - Filton 2O78 1242 Gt Malvern - Wey 2V68 1311 Wey - Glos 1F21 1430 Cardiff - Portsmouth 1F20 1323 Portsmouth - Cardiff 2C22 1440 Glos - Westbury 2D72 1710 Weston SM - Bristol Parkway...
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    Entire 800/801/802 fleet stood down for safety checks

    This was GWRs entire operational fleet of IETs yesterday. Spotted within 16 mins of each other at Patchway; 800006 and 800009.
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    Ordnance Survey Maps

    You might want to make a note of the edition number or series letter too, as map collectors can be quite picky (and rightly so) in getting the exact edition they're after. On the 6th (New Popular) Edition, it'll be a 4-digit number; on the 7th Series, a letter with also possibly underscores...
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    Former Trent station (near Long Eaton)

    I don't think EM P'way was conceived as an interchange station, whilst Trent most certainly was.
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    Entire 800/801/802 fleet stood down for safety checks

    Do the SE Javelins have the same problem?
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    Entire 800/801/802 fleet stood down for safety checks

    I like ye olde word "carriages". Typical of the original Great Western way of putting things.
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    Former Trent station (near Long Eaton)

    Don't worry guys, I remember seeing the Midland Pullman passing over Spondon Junction of an evening, whilst playing in the adjacent muddy old Derby Canal...
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    Former Trent station (near Long Eaton)

    The line through Chadd Sidings was a busy stretch of railway, back in the day. It was, of course, the first line into Derby, opened by the Midland Counties Railway. The northern spur between Derby South Jn and Derby North Jn (forming a triangle), was a later Midland Railway addition. In...
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    Former Trent station (near Long Eaton)

    Line via Chadd closed as a through route in 1969 with Derby resignalling.
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    Former Trent station (near Long Eaton)

    Many of the local inbound DMUs from Nottm were routed into Derby via Chadd. Then departed to Nottm via the usual route via Way & Works. The long-running Lincoln - Tamworth TPO also went via Chadd.
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    West Midlands Trains duty of care: LNR passengers abandoned on platform

    I think it's rather a good letter. Mentions specifics as to what went wrong and ends by looking forward. Has the feel of being genuine in what the writer is saying, as does the apology.

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