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    Eurostar duty roster

    Last time I spoke to the driver I know it was one return trip.
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    New Build LMS Garratt

    Wouldn't it also be to big to move around on the back of a lorry to non connected preserved lines.
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    FGW contingency in the event of industrial action 8th-11th July 2015

    Am booked on last train from Cardiff to Portsmouth this Friday which is now disjointed replacements. Are SWT accepting tickets onwards from Salisbury? Am abit concerned that connections won't get held on the Salisbury line as a little tight. Also instead could I change at Reading for either...
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    Cross-City Electrification from Barnt Green to Bromsgrove

    Long wall nothing to do with new platforms. Northbound loop already pushed out to accommodate new up platform. The Lickey Incline & bromsgrove MPD facebook group will supply all your answers.
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    Lickey Incline - are freight trains given a running start?

    But Colas did convey a DB 59 the one day. So maybe a bit of scratching each others backs.
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    Lickey Incline - are freight trains given a running start?

    When we're they clipped? Freightliner use there own banker when needed. Colas was banked by DB the other day. All FOCs use the bank but to what loadings I don't know.
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    Lickey Incline - are freight trains given a running start?

    More impressive is to see an unaided freight restart after stopping on the bank. Slipping back is not an option with the catch points.
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    Lickey Incline - are freight trains given a running start?

    Unbanked freights sometimes go up from a standing start, normally when they have been looped to allow passing passenger. I think the bank is always clear before a banked freight starts the climb but not necessarily for an unbanked freight. A banker is only required if the trailing load exceeds a...
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    Strangest thing you've heard/seen on the rail network...

    Many years ago a driver having a sexual favour in the cab!
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    Breweries by Rail

    Brains next to Cardiff Central
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    Inter City Railway Society

    Was Mr Byrne with the NREA?
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    Car parking at lime street

    Park in Mount Pleasant multi story and walk across.
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    Sutton Park Line Diversions

    What about the freights that run between these junctions?
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    S.Wales - Didcot MGRs via Malvern

    There was definately a picture in a magazine of the time showing an MGR on the Malvern line. Loaded or empty I can't remember. 47 hauled I think.
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    Disused lines at Duddeston.

    Yes,they were originally electrified. Electric locos stabled in sidings off these lines the other side of the bridge. The slow lines gave access to Duddeston c&w, the cement sidings and Curzon St parcels. Duddeston carriage sidings were the other side of the station.
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    Eurostar Help Please

    I never got checked last year at St.Pancras when returning from Paris. But I did allow about 2 hours for a Euston departure, just to be on the safe side. Also walked to Euston from St.Pancras.
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    skankiest underpass

    Nortfield is pretty grim.
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    High Street Administration Woes - Blockbuster enters Administration.

    Anyone fancy a guess at the next big chain to go. My money would be on either Boots, WH Smith or Halfords. Or how about all three......
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    Decent Hotels in Cardiff, Oban and Norwich

    The Big Sleep in Cardiff is about half way between the two stations and has cracking view of both lines if you get the tight room.

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