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    Non-Urgent TOPS Requests

    Super! Cheers
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    Non-Urgent TOPS Requests

    Afternoon all Spotted this through Bamber Bridge 600R 1246 Carlisle N.Y. to Crewe Bas Hall S.S.M Too far from level crossing to ID but it was a TPE 68 and DB Red 66.
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    Stored class 90s

    90030 has been in store for 14 years, and appears to be decided upon for comeback. Surprisingly good news. I think there are more plans for Electric hauled freight flows up/down the WCML. Freightliner have more loco's available with 86's and 90's. If DB want more business they need the ability...
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    Dovetail Games - Train Simulator

    Thanks Peter. The age isn't an issue I don't think, so if I purchased Train Sim 2020 I can download an "older" add-on of the VT Pendolino?
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    Dovetail Games - Train Simulator

    Hey all, my nephew is obsessed with very specifically the Class 390 Pendolino in Virgin livery. Yep, doesn't count in Green or unbranded - has to be Virgin. Voyagers are no good either. He is getting a PS4 for his 7th birthday next week. I said I'd get him this game so he can drive the...
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Us Northerners are happy for the hipsters to stay down there. No problem to us. And the food is decent, and less expensive thanks.
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    Northern Class 142 sightings

    Can't believe they are scrapping Pacers when they are the only DMUs capable of running upside down.
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    Northern Pacer Withdrawals - Info?

    Saw 142019 just last Saturday in Preston. It was stabled at the North end of the station adjacent to the old RES platform. A surprise because it was a Heaton unit, only the second time I'd seen it since my 2016 comeback, the other time being at Lincoln Central in 2017. As it stands, its the...
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    Northern Class 142 sightings

    Not illegal to take a photo of a train is it? :p
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    Class 314 Withdrawals

    I'm in Glasgow on the most random of trips, nephew loves Pendolino so much we are all jumping on a train to Glasgow and back to Preston in the same day for a last hurrah on Virgin Trains. According to him, they HAVE to be Virgin Pendolino's (he's only 7). Thought though I might have a sniff of...
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    Colas 708xx Lyndsey to Ribble Rail

    Saw them this morning but couldn't ID them. The joys of dropping my daughter off at nursery :)
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    TPE Nova 3 (Class 68 + Mk5s) Diagrams (no images please)

    Back on 8th November whilst waiting for my Euston train at Preston, early morning (7.30ish) - in came 68022 with a MK5 rake. Clearly on test of some kind. My query is why are they testing this from Manchester - Carlisle? I thought 68's were for Scarborough / Yorkshire services only? Not WCML work?
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    It was a badly photoshopped Pendolino I'll admit, but the article is about the Grand Central plans from May 2020, not the Virgin franchise. Up here its common knowledge as being confirmed, they already have drivers and staff under contract.
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021 Its all in progress currently. Don't sweat.
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    Colas 708xx Lyndsey to Ribble Rail

    70817, saw it at Strand Road myself :)
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    Collision and derailment at Neville Hill Depot (13/11)

    :D I saw them in my initial Spotting career from 1992 to 1999, but not in my new one since 2016 :)
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    Collision and derailment at Neville Hill Depot (13/11)

    Typical, I need 3 x LNER HST's for sight. 43300, 43308 and 43320. Bang goes my chance of catching 43300. And 43308 was on the other end!
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    What will happen to the ex-Greater Anglia Class 90s?

    90050 is fit only for scrap, I think it is barely more than a shell. Preserve one by all means, but that one would be a waste of money.
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    Network Rail New Measurement Train (HST) out of service until 2020?

    Any chance of Network Rail snapping a couple of extra redundant HST's from the growing pool of stored examples? They could make two NMT's and cover the network twice as quick ;) (I am aware its not that simple!)
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    DB Class 60 for sale

    Fix it, sell it on for profit. Surely the only reason to buy it.