1227 Southampton Central to Great Malvern 27/12

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  1. ushawk

    ushawk Established Member

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    Evening all,

    Ill be using the above service tomorrow and does anyone have any idea what class is likely to be working this service ?

    Thanks and Merry Christmas
     
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    Isn't it normaly a 158?
     
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    Last time i saw this service it was a single 153 with another being attached at Bristol TM or Gloucester
     
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    Can be either a single 153 or a 150/1
     
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    Its booked for a 153. 4-5 hours nearly :o
     
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    Was a 153 but since December Timetable diagrammed 2 Coaches throughout, presumably a 150.
     
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    Yes - I've seen it about half a dozen times since the TT change, it has been a 150 on each occasion.
     
  8. ushawk

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    Was an ex-LM 150 today - was quite busy as well.
     
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    This is one of FGW's 'any train will do' services, bit of a lucky dip! What was it in the end?!
     
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    Most of the Great Malvern - Weymouth/Southampton Central get a lucky dip on the class that serves them. It could be any of (of which I've seen so far):-
    • Class 150/1
    • Class 150/2
    • Class 150 x2
    • Class 153
    • Class 153 x2
    • Class 158
    • …even a class 143 :shock:

    It's a complete gamble.
     
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    Not likely to be a 143 as they don't venture out onto the Southern region, thank god! But yes, it's certainly something of a mixed bag on this one; can't even say what livery the thing is likely to be in at the moment! :D
     
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    See post 8 above :P it was an ex-LM 150, a Green Machine
     
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    Luvverly :D
     
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    Lrd Established Member Jobs & Careers Assistant

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    Never seen a Pacer down here, don't think they even make it to Salisbury.
     
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    They wouldn't last long if they did!
     
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    Pacers not allowed beyond Warminster. Goes back a long time when Southern Railtrack were apprehensive of them being unable operate track circuits reliably. Third rail issue also but seemed to be an obsession on Southern only. No problems in North of England including Merseytail.
     
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    Must have been a Westbury service I saw a 143 on then.
     
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    Mostly likely I have seen the class 143's on the services between Bristol & Westbury a few times until 2009 I havent seen any class 143's do so since then however
     
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    143s have been to Eastleigh Work for attention. Special dispensation was granted for the one off movements.
     
  20. cointreau_rove

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    Was on a packed summer single unit from Worcester Foregate Btreet to Bath Spa - absolute hell... no trolley service and my 2 litre bottle of water disappeared rapidly.

    At least with the "new" units coming down in non FGW colours I have added to my photo collection of the strange mixed sets running Portsmouth to Cardiff and return recently.

    C
     
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