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  1. spionkop64

    GC HST to BDI

    Grand Central ran one of its HST sets on 1D71 10.48 KCX-BDI and 1A67 15.37 BDI-KCX. This was to enable platform gauging to be undertaken en route during the booked platform dwell times. 43467 and 43465 were the powercars, everything appears to have passed smoothly. Wonder what implications it...
  2. spionkop64

    GC very odd new service

    Grand Central are seeking to add a fourth train on their West Riding route, but the path is rather strange to say the least: Mirfield, Brighouse, Halifax, Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey, Leeds, Garforth, Doncaster, King's Cross. Given that the West Riding service is now established I was...
  3. spionkop64

    Staff Travel ID card

    As my daughter has turned 16 and is off to college I applied for her staff travel pass to continue. I sent in a couple of passport sized photos for the ID card as well. I was surprised to find that ATOC no longer supply ID cards and I was advised to go to any manned station where they would...
  4. spionkop64

    Grand Central capes

    Looks like one of GC's 180s has encountered problems. On Sunday 1D73 15.48 KGX-BDI was cancelled due to unit problems. Today 1A63 10.22 BDI-KGX and 1D73 14.48 KGX-BDI have been caped. Passenger numbers have been steadily growing on the Bradford route, I hope this doesn't turn into half...
  5. spionkop64

    Play off Final Old Trafford

    TPE are running a couple of additional six car 185's Huddersfield-Manchester Pic today (Sunday) as Huddersfield Town are playing Peterborough United in the League One Play-Off Final at Old Trafford. A number of the usual TPE services have also been doubled up to six cars (and a four car 170 on a...
  6. spionkop64

    Northern's Grand Tour

    Many of you will know Northern's 'grand tour' from Selby to Wakefield Westgate via Bradford and Huddersfield. It's several local trips tied together to save on crew and units. My question is could it be an even grander tour? Since the new timetable change there has been a couple of times...