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    TFL Rail @ Acton Main Line

    I've tried to see if this is covered elsewhere, and had little luck out of @TFLRail on Twitter too, but I'm curious, when exactly will ALL services run by TFL Rail be stopping at Acton Main Line? As it currently stands they are essentially copying the service pattern passed on from GWR, Hayes &...
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    PA/ Interlock box open again (Southern)

    Reassuring to know! Thanks for the clarification on what these panels are actually called as well :)
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    PA/ Interlock box open again (Southern)

    I sent them a little joke after I’d alerted the OBS. the previous two times no OBS could be found so I tweeted them and told station staff when I alighted.
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    PA/ Interlock box open again (Southern)

    Unsure actually, however this photo was taken upon arriving at East Croydon, the interlock light is illuminated, I’m sure it can’t be used but I cannot speak to how operable the phone & PA are.
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    PA/ Interlock box open again (Southern)

    for quite literally the third time in as many weeks of traveling Southern I’ve been in a carriage where this box has been left open and swinging around like a flag in the wind! What’s the protocol on these being left open? Surely a nefarious passenger could at best play in a jaunty tune over the...
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    New Chiltern Railways Branding

    Hoping the (wonderfully endearing) “Nice & Fast” will persist somewhere :)
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    Railcards are going Digital

    I've just become the proud owner of a new Digital/ App Based Railcard! Ahead of whipping it out on a coming VTEC journey I wanted to know what experiences people on both ends, staff and passenger, have had with such a new fangled thing? My mind was drawn to the time I was fined by a...
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    GTR Social media advisor, interview this week

    In my whole career of representing brands and companies in person and online I've never been asked for it! Like someone else said, must be a specifically rail thing! Thanks transportphoto! I'm genuinely very excited to have the opportunity to help run southern schools twitter, like you say...
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    GTR Social media advisor, interview this week

    No where near as brave as the front line staff, conductors and drivers who face verbal abuse every day! I've managed a relatively unpopular public figures social media for the last two years so I'm used to a certain level of Twitter abuse :o I meant more in terms of if I'll be grilled on my...
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    GTR Social media advisor, interview this week

    Got my first interview for a career in the railway industry this week, it's for the position of "external social media advisor" at Southern Rail, if anyone here has any advice generally, and indeed specifically to both the GTR interview process and TOC social media interviews in general, please...
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    Why are GTR's Gatwick Express 387s dual voltage?

    Ahhh ok, makes sense, obviously cascading later, should've really thought "past the days of GTR" which can be hard to do at times. Just doesn't make logistical sense that a bunch of southern pantograph-less 377's weren't re-livered into GX colours and more dual voltage units made available to...
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    Why are GTR's Gatwick Express 387s dual voltage?

    Just out of curiosity was there any particular reason the GX 387's were ordered with a panto? Is this some kind of long term commitment to running them north of Victoria?
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    Railways in Pop Culture

    What's you're favourite example of the UK Rail Network being mentioned or referenced in pop culture, films, books music etc? Mines a reference to Pendolino's in a Courteeners song.
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    New ThamesLink/ branded TVMs at St Albans City

    These machines including the GN/TL Ribbon logo in the software have cropped up at a few stations around the Southern West Coastway line too, it's very odd they've gone to the trouble of printing southern branded vinyls to wrap it, but not change the software logo... Edit: Has anyone had a go on...
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    "Unforeseen Circumstances"

    An announcement was just made at Burgess Hill station saying the 19:33 is being delayed due to "unforeseen circumstances" I've never heard this catch all in use before, has anyone else?
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    Thameslink 377 on Southestern Duty?

    Has the GTR handover of purple 377's to Southeastern started? There was an 8-car one on platform 4 at Victoria this morning, I couldn't see if it had a service, anyone got any info on this?
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    700's coupled to freight

    There's that rather overused GWR promotional image depicting a HST speeding past a promenade of people, separated by nothing but a 4 foot stone installation! https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/The_perils_of_the_late_afternoon_sun!_by_Phil_Wakely.jpg
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    700's coupled to freight

    That's one of the very best pictures I've ever seen on this website!
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    700's coupled to freight

    Ah ok, so it's like a gender bender, I get it! So presumably the class 700 I saw had been moved to this location by a locomotive because it was unable to under its own power?
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    700's coupled to freight

    Sorry for being a total newbie, can someone explain the function of a barrier wagon? Is this something only class 700's can be involved in, or is it a more general process across other classes? Thanks in advance!

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