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A pictorial history of the Pacers.

Discussion in 'Photography Sites, Blogs & Videos' started by Snapper, 12 Jan 2018.

  1. Snapper

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    Renumbered to reflect differing transmission.

    http://uktransport.wikia.com/wiki/British_Rail_Class_142

     
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    Found this beast whilst cataloging some old photos. Down Main at Taplow c.1980.
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    Heaton seemed to be the only dept that ever bothered to carry out these renumberings before they were dropped - most of the 143s were renumbered into the 1436xx series, but I think that 143020-025 initially became 143320-325...memory might be playing tricks though!
     
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    What a wonderful photo Hornet. Feel the bounce!
     
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    At the time I thought "How exciting". Looking back I feel someone needed their head read. That said the Pacers helped keep a lot of services running.
     
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    One thing I remember that was quite exciting was when one of the new chocolate and cream Pacers (Skippers to us, ooh arr) drove through the buffers on the headshunt in Exeter depot and the first car headed down the bank towards the river a la Gordon ending up in the ditch in one of the Thomas books.
    I’ve never seen a photo of this incident but it did make us chuckle when we turned up one day and saw it. :lol:
     
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    One went through the buffers of (I think) platform 4 at Lime Street as well!
     
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    Yes, I mentioned that in the blog, it was 142059. I've only one (poor) photo of it, taken at the old Blackburn station. It was written off shortly afterwards.
     
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    Thank you! I've added a load more pictures of Pacers in various places and guises today. I'm still going through my archive to find others to add...
     
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    I don't remember the 143's being renumbered, but until I get all my old slides scanned I'm not sure if I've pictures of them operating in the NE anyway.
     
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    Found this pic of 143324 at Carlisle (among others) online:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8316/8048008636_695e60127a_b.jpg

    My mind wasn't playing tricks!
     

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