Since I grew up in the North West, I say Preston, Manchester Piccidilly or Lancaster. Ive also spotted at Manchster Victoria, Carlisle, Warrington Bank Que and Wigan North Western. So really, any spots on the WCML and Manchester Major stations are your best bet.Zeon said:Where's the best place to spot trains in the North West of England?
dvn1357 said:Whys that Gareth?
Might it be because of those things that some people call pacers?
For once, this isnt about pacers, its the best place to spot trains in the North West. And im sorry, but pacers run in the north west, I have no control on where they run. If I did, they would be on the ECML and WCML now.HSTfan!!! said:Don't some people prefer to call them heaps of scrap metal on wheels?
You do too. They occasionally run on the Blackpool North to Scarborough line. Ive boarded one at Preston before.60006 Scunthorpe Ironmaster said:Err, you don't see 155s in Preston, or anywhere in the North West. There is only 7 of them, and they are to be used within the West Yorkshire Metro area only.
60006 Scunthorpe Ironmaster said:Err, you don't see 155s in Preston, or anywhere in the North West. There is only 7 of them, and they are to be used within the West Yorkshire Metro area only.
I'm glad you aren't in control then Gareth. Only place I want to see a pacer is in a scrapyard.Gareth Hale said:For once, this isnt about pacers, its the best place to spot trains in the North West. And im sorry, but pacers run in the north west, I have no control on where they run. If I did, they would be on the ECML and WCML now.
60006 Scunthorpe Ironmaster said:@ Ikar. The 155s are not used only on Leeds - Blackpool N services, as I have been on them between Knottingley and Wakefield Kirkgate.
NL131 Class 155 06+03 Neville Hill Depot-Selby 07+18 0726 Selby-Manchester Victoria 0939 0954 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1127 1134 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1308 1324 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1456 1508 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1640 1654 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1828 1837 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 2014 2019 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 2155 NL132 Class 155 0637 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 0815 0819 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 0956 1008 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1139 1154 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1327 1337 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1508 1524 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1656 NL039 1708 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1841 NL039 1918 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 2057 NL039 2137 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 2313 NL039 2319 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 0054 NL039 00+58 Leeds-Neville Hill Depot 01+08 NL039 NL133 Class 155 05+03 Neville Hill Depot-Leeds 05+21 0551 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 0728 0747 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 0927 0937 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1108 1124 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1257 1308 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1439 1454 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1627 1637 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1808 1819 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1955 2037 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 2214 2219 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 2355 NL134 Class 155 05+37 Leeds-Hebden Bridge 06+11 0617 Hebden Bridge-Leeds 0708 0737 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 0908 0924 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1056 1108 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1239 1254 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1427 1437 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1610 1624 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1757 1808 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1940 19+52 Manchester Victoria-Newton Heath Depot 19+59 NL135 Class 155 06+27 Newton Heath Depot-Manchester Victoria 06+34 0649 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 0827 0837 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1010 1024 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1157 1208 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1339 1354 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1527 1537 Leeds-Manchester Victoria 1710 1718 Manchester Victoria-Leeds 1857 1922 Leeds-Wakefield Westgate via Halifax 2108 21+13 Wakefield Westgate-Wrenthorpe Sidings 21+15 21+26 Wrenthorpe Sidings-Wakefield Westgate 21+28 2129 Wakefield Westgate-Huddersfield 2204 2225 Huddersfield-Leeds via Halifax 2324
metrocammel said:That is NOT true at all!! - Never trust booked diagrams!- as things always get swapped!
They do occasionally run on services to Blackpool, which also explains their presence in York, where Ive seen them a few times. Back in ATN days I actually caught one on a TP service from Manchester Picc to Stalybridge!
However.... wait.... WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO SPOT UNITS? (or just as bad spot sheds?) Spotting has always been dull and boring.... but now it must be like watching paint dry.... At least the stoats back in the 80's / 90's could spot some decent locos like tractors, cans etc, but now NO! DONT DO IT!
Depends.Zeon said:Where's the best place to spot trains in the North West of England?
Gareth Hale said:Why? They do their job cheaply and efficiantly.