Central 158s - Where are they all?

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Central liveried 158s seem to be one of the most common units in the country as a whole - they seem to be part of many TOCs' fleet. Where exactly are they all and how far out of region can they be found?

I went on a Penzance-Plymouth Wessex service last week worked by one, still in full Central branding with the website address!
 
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Jordy said:
On the Grimsby to Manchester airport line most of the time ;) :p

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I know....

Everytime I go out to take some photos, at least 1 comes along. I can't get away from them even if I go to Leeds, York or Newcastle....
 

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laverack222 said:
I went on a Penzance-Plymouth Wessex service last week worked by one, still in full Central branding with the website address!
Must have been the unit i saw at Newton Abbot Plat 1 the other day!
 

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laverack222 said:
Central liveried 158s seem to be one of the most common units in the country as a whole - they seem to be part of many TOCs' fleet. Where exactly are they all and how far out of region can they be found?

I went on a Penzance-Plymouth Wessex service last week worked by one, still in full Central branding with the website address!

860 IIRC.

Correct julian, after SWT invested in them, they were found once AFAIK, before the direct service was restarted
 

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Harry Potter said:
Everytime I go out to take some photos, at least 1 comes along. I can't get away from them even if I go to Leeds, York or Newcastle....
That reminds me of two things:
1. The other day, the morning Transpennine Express service that splits at York to Scarborough and Newcastle was formed of two units. One scruffy CT 158 which was sent to Newcastle and one three car TPE unit to Scarborough. An odd allocation in my opinion, surely a greater capacity would be required to Newcastle, as well as the first class facilities.
2. That awful former Scotrail BR 158 is back! I thought that had gone ages ago :lol:
 

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158795 was working between Walsall and Wolverhampton when i was up there Monday,normally only see 150s.
 

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One diagram of the two on the Walsall Wellington services are formed of 150, the other is a 170 or 158. Central have 10 158s left, the rest have gone to Arriva Trains Wales, Transpennine Express, South West Trains and Wessex Trains.
 

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170s have been on most lincolnshire routes(on the joint- Lincoln to Sleaford - much to the guard's disgust one day at nottingham i saw)and when they first came out they were on lincoln-grimsby.

birmingham-salop seems to be permenantly 170s and walsall-wolverhampton 150s now.
 

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Not quite - I see every Salop line unit booked. Walsall to Wellington line services always have one run 150, and one run 170/5 or 158 (evens really as to whether you get a 158 or a 170/5 - last time I set foot on the train was Wednesday and it was 158795 on 1253 Telford to Walsall, the week before it was 170511). The Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury services are worked by anything from a 158 to any variety of a 170 - today I've seen two 158 worked services, and the rest are 170/5 or 170/6, with the MML 170/1 and Porterbrook 170/3s tending to appear by the evening.

156s work occasionally - they might work in place of a 170/5 or 158 on a Wellington to Walsall diagram, or if they've appeared on a Stansted train instead of a probably broken Turbostar, they can appear on the Shrewsbury runs later on.
 
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