joea1 said:I've just seen a double 450 on the 12:05 Waterloo - Poole! I know that 1 442 is away but are they really that stretched for stock???
Just reached Wimbledon to find a refurb and old D stock together. On closer inspection the refurb seems to have a half and half interior. Old seats, new green bars, end of coach windows and refurb livery.
joea1 said:Also quite strange, there was only one HST in Paddington. There were several Turbos and they were all in multiple.
The slow lines out of Padd are currently closed, and the stopping service is infrequent compared to what it would normally be, hence the doubling-up of units. Acton Mainline was receiving an hourly service in the UP direction ONLY!!joea1 said:Also quite strange, there was only one HST in Paddington. There were several Turbos and they were all in multiple.
joea1 said:Ok, I'm sorry. I've overreacted and my rage about everything going wrong today clouded my judgement. It seems that I've got it all wrong. I'm sorry once again .
Hmm, it's an extremely odd hybrid, all but the seats, lighting and flooring had been refurbed. Even the end of coach windows had been put in. I would have thought that it would've all been done at once.tubechallenger said:That is a non-refurb and unit no. 7008 (the pre-refurb D78).
joea1 said:Hmm, it's an extremely odd hybrid, all but the seats, lighting and flooring had been refurbed. Even the end of coach windows had been put in. I would have thought that it would've all been done at once.tubechallenger said:That is a non-refurb and unit no. 7008 (the pre-refurb D78).
*the livery on trains1>3 is likely to be altered at Ealing, to match the rest of the refurbs.
*train10 and onward, have additional internal back-to-back dot-matrix displays mounted above the transverse seats in the centre of the car. It was a late amendment, so trains1>9 will be retrofitted at ECom- starting in January.
*from train20, an additional long handrail will be fitted inside the doors by the wheelchair space- there is one there now, but only on none side of the car! Again, trains1>19 will be retrofitted.
*NO window glass is being changed- except the replacement of the 'M' door glass & the additional end-car windows. The film being fitted to the inside of the windows is meant to sink into the scratching, so making it 'disappear' !
*prototype unit 7008 IS a problem! it will always have to look non-standard. The car-end windows are a different size to the other refurbs. It will probably get left until the very end of the project, in the hope that another D Stock will get damaged & donate parts to 17008!
*an internal destination display for the driver will NOT be provided- the suggestion is to scroll through the CIS menu to find 'route status'.
*a 1kw heater is actually fitted to the cab A/C unit, it's not very effective as the old hearter blower is 3kw.
*problems with Network Rail continue to delay the work on the link at Upminster. EWS have the contract to transport the D Stock to/from Derby. As the Upminster work has not been finished, they are sub-contracting this work to transfer them by road.
*even if the work at Upminster was completed 'tomorrow', the D Stock would still go by road, as approval for the use of Ruislip has not been given by Network Rail.
*even if Ruislip was approved & the work at Upmister was finished, they would still go by road- as there are 40ish guaging issues on the rail route to Derby to be sorted by Network Rail first!!