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  1. wensley

    Disruption At Bradford Interchange - 16/11/20 - Lineside Fire

    The latter is correct, running bi-di from Hammerton St Jn over the Up Bradford/E Line in and out of Platform 4 only. All other lines remain blocked at the moment. 1605863535 The turnback arrangements at New Pudsey worked relatively well with the 2KXX services (to/from Hull) having an hour to...
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    Swinden Quarry - Shunter

    Hopefully these may be of some use, captured earlier this year when the BLS visited with 'The Little North Western Grid' charter. I've not got the photos from the trip off my 'proper' camera but there's some here from another chap that was on the train...
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Not many more days of TnT operation left, today's plan as follows with 90036 + BN29 + 90019 again... 3Z50 0729 Crewe CS to Crewe CS via Warrington 3P51 0919 Crewe CS to Blackpool 3K83 1151 Blackpool to Crewe CS
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Tomorrow planned as per today. 3Z50 should be a runner again too as per this morning.
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    DVT TDM fault! Purely a temporary arrangement.
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    The intention always was for the training sets to keep their BNXX identities given they’re only being used for training and will then go off lease. The service sets will become GC01-04. To confuse matters further, BN27/29 are now formed as HT01/02 in TOPS as a temporary measure which is a...
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    90036 + BN29 + 90019 to work the following tomorrow... 3Z50 0729 Crewe CS to Crewe CS via Warrington 3P51 0919 Crewe CS to Blackpool 3K83 1151 Blackpool to Crewe CS 3P58 1421 Crewe CS to Blackpool 3K84 1550 Blackpool to Crewe CS
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    After yesterday's issues with the landslip at Dutton Viaduct, 90019 is out light engine today between Crewe and Wigan. Full set expected to make a foray to Blackpool tomorrow morning!
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    Landslip Weaver Junction

    Yesterday's 3x light loco paths were cancelled. Class 3s not running today and replaced by 3x further light loco paths Crewe - Crewe via Wigan. 90019 due to depart Crewe shortly on the first trip (0Z95). Both Up & Down Mains have re-opened at Dutton Viaduct.
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/detailed/CREWLNW/2020-03-03/0000-2359?stp=S&show=all&order=wtt Starting to take shape nicely now! 0Z97 is one of three Crewe to Wigan return trips on Monday. Class 3s with the full set (and maybe a little surprise) from Tuesday onwards... Both 90019 and...
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Via Weedon except the first Up on a Sunday which is via Northampton. Diversions to include the West Mids / Colwich - Crewe via Stoke and Kidsgrove / Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows.
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    Wakefield kirkgate: is there going to be a new shelter?

    The office is already in the station building. Just the signing-on point at Bradford now. The old pub is going to be flats and there's going to be a convenience store too.
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Currently done with in-house staff and RG supplying the stock on the ECML. The West Mids is on the list but it's a pretty busy bit of railway so will be interesting to see how that pans out!
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Correct! Cl.90 at the country end as per ECML.
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    Should be a GB 66 hauling 10x MkIV trailers and 2x MKIV DVT. Believe they are ex-BN21 and BN23 and are heading for pre-GC refurbishment.
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    Alliance Blackpool service to be run by Grand Central and start in 2021

    This confirm in terms of formation (initially at least) it will be 90 + TOE + TO + TOD + SV + POD + DVT ... giving 4x STD (incl. buffet) and 1x 1st.
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    Grand Central trainee driver vacancies

    PRIV and FIP now available to GC employees although does remain outside the railway pension scheme. Qualified Drivers have been/still are being recruited for the NW although the move to taking trainees for Blackpool is in line with similar (internal) recruitment of the same nature at...
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    ECML Disruption between Leeds and Doncaster (03/08)

    The Askern Branch is blocked this weekend with all (instead of the usual some) GC trains booked via Hare Park/Adwick.
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    ECML today 15/6

    Most things seemed to have recovered from the earlier loss of signalling at Adwick before it all went downhill... There were some minor delays due to a brief points issue at Colton Jn. More serious issues with cable theft at Shaftholme Jn and Emergency Special Working now in force until close...
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    LNER disruption due to damaged pantographs - 16/04 - Any information on what's happened?

    Both NMT and MENTOR were requested today but the former was well out of the way on its usual circuit and the latter stopped for routine maintenance.

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