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AJP

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Have you ever been stood on a platform got chatty with the driver then next thing he lets you cab it.
(not including open days)

My list so far:
55019 at Newcastle L/E
55022 at Carlisle Railtour
A voyager at Edinburgh
a steamer at Scarborough

Thats all I remember plus loads in the DRS depot at Kingmoor(my neibhbour used to work there and lets us go around!!
 
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All of my cab visits have been pre-arranged, whether through a contact, open day, depot tour, a visit to a preservation railway or whist working at a preservation railway except the below:

  • 90014 at Liverpool Street
  • (42)1866 at Weymouth (railtour)
  • 450xxx at Farnborough
  • 444012 at Pompey
  • LU A-Stock at Amersham
 

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165001 and 004 (the day FGW Link "Started" (01 Apr 2004?) and the units were transferred to Aylesbury TMD - (I was on Work Experience)

Several 165/0s, 168/0s, 168/1s and 168/2s (again, at Aylesbury TMD on Work Experience)

Green Water Cannon Class 960 op'd by Chiltern (Aylesbury TMD/Work Experience)

Scotrail Class 170

Class 171 (Railfest)

Pendolino (Railfest)

Eurostar (Railfest)

Class 333

A Voyager before they entered service
 

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Mojo said:
165001 and 004 (the day FGW Link "Started" (01 Apr 2004?) and the units were transferred to Aylesbury TMD - (I was on Work Experience)

Several 165/0s, 168/0s, 168/1s and 168/2s (again, at Aylesbury TMD on Work Experience)

Green Water Cannon Class 960 op'd by Chiltern (Aylesbury TMD/Work Experience)

Scotrail Class 170

Class 171 (Railfest)

Pendolino (Railfest)

Eurostar (Railfest)

Class 333

A Voyager before they entered service
He said not including open days etc such as Railfest...
 

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1996TS Wembley Park-West Hampstead
Tangmere at London Victoria
Cl37425 at Acton Yard
Cl60002 at Acton Yard
Cl170 at Southampton Central
 

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If I include when I got round Kingmoor:

33207
numerous 20's
37;s
47's 8)

laverack222 - Duplicate post removed
 

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Voyager at Plymouth
Thumper at Uckfield
Slammer from Faversham to London Victoria (in a cab {middle})
Various Kettles
ALL
the 31's that have worked for Wessex
117 from Alton - Alresford
153 through Sugar Loaf Tunnel (back)
150 on Barnsatble (I was 6)
37411 at Weymouth
37403 at Weymouth & Bristol
37412 at Weymouth
37429 at Weymouth
1497 at Lymington
450083 at Brockenhurst
DLR :lol: ;)

(Do buses count I have a lot of them :lol: )
 

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All manners of stuff cabbed. 143, 150, 153, 158, 43004 during its naming, 57307 or 309 at Holyhead. To include the stuff from open days wouldn't be fair.
 

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3 x 08 (one driven)
2 x 31 (one driven)
1 x 33
8 x 37 (three driven)
1 x 47
3 x 56
2 x 58 (one driven)
4 x 59
6 x 60 (two driven)
2 x 66
2 x 67
2 x 86
1 x 90
1 x 92

;)
 

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i was in the cab of the Virgin Pendolino at Railfest the other year... but it wasnt in the cab that was open...
i got chatting with one of Virgins drivers and an alstom fitter that was with the unit.. and they took me and a mate down to the other end.. (the end far away from the attractions) and showed us the cab and what everything did and let us sit in the drivers seat...

really nice guys
 

Chris

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374xx when i was a young lad at Glasgow Queen Street. I can hardly remember it though i remember a coffee pot on a hot plate thingy. Very strange thing to rememeber. i think thats when 37's became my favourite. must have been about 17-18 years ago now. :shock: :shock: :?
 

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Well when i worked for SWT, i went in most of the slam door train cabs, aswell as a selection of 455, 458, 442, 170, 158, 159 and class 73 EDL cabs
For NR i have riden in a 'Tramm' of some description
I can drive a 101 DMMU {when the EKR one wants to co-operate 8) }, i've ridden in the cab of most EKR stuff
Outside of work and the EKR. 150, 31, 14, 08, 66, 47
Been in a few steam locos for various reasons
 

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50033 "Glorious" at STEAM
58014 "Didcot Power Station" (when I was 4) plus numerous other 58s during when my dad worked for the power station
158868
GWR 0-6-0T 1466/4866 at Didcot Railway Centre
GWR Castle Class 4073 Caerphilly Castle at STEAM
43180 at Paddington last May

I'll remember more sometime my brain is fried tonight :lol: :lol:
 

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Not many for me:

  • -142 - Newcastle
    -144 - York
    -150/2 - Leeds
    -158 - Manchester Picc
    -43117 - Edinburgh Waverly
    -323 - Manchester Picc
    -DVT - Newcastle
 
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Where 58's still operate in commercial service...
I have visited every cab type of Dutch stock eccept SM90 and DM90 Class 58 and some other freight loco's.

Driven sofar:

ICM Between Groningen and Assen. And last week on the night train from Amsterdam to Schiphol airport..... Driven yes.... It was me driving the train, loaded with passengers ;)

Mat 64 T and V types on Haarlem - Zandvoort a couple of times. IRM from Utrecht to The Hague.

And a Heritage DE3 in the Harbours of Amsterdam.
 
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