153399 in Devon & Cornwall today

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The hybrid unit formed of 153369 & 52 car of 150202 working 2C43 0624 Bristol Parkway to Penzance, 2A63 1141 Penzance to Newton Abbot, 2P90 1450 Newton Abbot to Plymouth, 2C48 1557 Plymouth to Penzance & 2P95 1916 Penzance to Plymouth today.
 
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Handy having such a noticeable unit - it has been on the Falmouth branch but today was trundling between Exmouth and Paignton.
I have a feeling it was doing some Exeter - Exmouths today as I saw it go past St James Park football stadium during the first half of Exeter v Stevenage. Was going to do it after the game, but then I realised that it hadn't came back so it had probably been swapped :(
 

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I have a feeling it was doing some Exeter - Exmouths today as I saw it go past St James Park football stadium during the first half of Exeter v Stevenage. Was going to do it after the game, but then I realised that it hadn't came back so it had probably been swapped :(
I saw it about 0925 in St Davids came off the exmouth Barnstaple and passengers were swapped onto a 143 on platform 6.
 

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I saw it about 0925 in St Davids came off the exmouth Barnstaple and passengers were swapped onto a 143 on platform 6.
Ooh that's interesting. I'm pretty sure I saw it later on, going past St James Park around 3:15 (Just before Exeter went 1-0 up :D ) but it didn't come back - it is pretty distinctive, it would be hard to miss it!

Hmmm not so sure what's been happening then...
 

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it worked the 18:56 exeter st davids to paignton this evening
Damn! Would have gone for that! I shouldn't have just presumed that it would only stay on the Exmouth runs!

Will have to get it some other time, hopefully I'll bump into it sometime (not literally of course :p )
 

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Sorry I didn't make myself very clear there - I was aware that it will end up on multiple diagrams around Devon & Cornwall over the period which it's down here , but I wrongly presumed that it would stay doing the same runs on one day.
 

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Damn! Would have gone for that! I shouldn't have just presumed that it would only stay on the Exmouth runs!

Will have to get it some other time, hopefully I'll bump into it sometime (not literally of course :p )
The Exmouth services run to either Paignton to Barnstaple so it could not be confined to that route.
 

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The Exmouth services run to either Paignton to Barnstaple so it could not be confined to that route.
the other day I think it was last wednesday it went to westbury and frome and was up in great malvern too. can pop up anywhere as long as its not past southampton central. hence its 153 designation
 
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