Chiltern Unit Refurbishments/Potential New Stock

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  1. BanburyBlue

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    Thanks, I had no idea. I think I remember that it wasn't stabled at Banbury during the signalling/revised layout works. I guess I just assumed that it never came back.

    And from your comment, you'd think they'd find more for it to do all day.
     
  2. Speed43125

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    Is that the slam door peak-buster set?
     
  3. CR165022

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    In regards to the slammer set, Chiltern said that the current one has until may and then it will go but then will be replaced by another slammer, but there's only 1, so maybe ex lner! As they are most PRM out of all slammer MK3s
     
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    Rumoured to be Transport for Wales’ set
     
  5. RailMad

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    Just out of interest, are all current units fitted with air-con?
     
  6. Bletchleyite

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    I believe so.
     
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    One of the coaches is from TfW anyway (with the blue and grey Grammer seated interior), isn't it? Or was that a temporary addition?

    What is the mitigation against peoples' heads getting knocked off, given the ruling about the GWR Sleeper?
     
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    Very welcome. Yes unless you actually see it you would never really know of it working its trade still in service. Shame it was never power door fitted otherwise would have been useful to relieve the pressure on the 168s.

    Yes it is the "peak-buster" set as it were.

    168s and Mk3s have got air conditioning, 165s have a system called air cooling.

    I assume the mitigation is that it is only utilised on two services on weekdays of which the vast majority of passengers are regular commuters familiar with the operation of the doors. In regards to slam doors surprised there was never a move by GWR to fit vertical bars on them to mitigate that risk.
     
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  10. Energy

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    Not going to lie, that stickers looks horrible, its a bit too far down leaving a massive gap above it, it just looks out of place.
     
  11. Murray J

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    I don't think it looks too bad but it should be higher.
    Also 82305 was taken to Bristol Barton hill, also with 60046.
     
  12. CR165022

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    Personally, I think the logo should have been smaller like the old logo on 68015
    And no it's not off topic :D
     
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    Also, I think it went there for corrosion work and logo apply as it didn't have the logo before it was taken there
     
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    Was thinking the same thing. Will all the other DVTs (and 68s?) be undergoing the same work in due course?
     
  15. t_star2001uk

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    It went there for underframe exam work to be done. Went there on the 25th hauled by 60055.
     
  16. Murray J

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    I'd imagine so. 82305 went to Bristol barton hill today so I'd imagine they're doing at least part of the fleet.
     
  17. t_star2001uk

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    From what i've been told its all of the DVT's going...
     
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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    If they are then what will they be replaced with, there's rumours that they are getting some ex TFW MK3 dvts aswell as ex lner MK3s
     
  20. t_star2001uk

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    We have 6 DVT's for 5 diagrams...
     
  21. ExRes

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    Would t_star be meaning 'going' as in 'going one at a time to Bristol' rather than 'going' as in 'going full stop'?
     
  22. t_star2001uk

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    FOR CLARIFICATION
    ALL OF THE CHILTERN DVT'S ARE GOING TO BARTON HILL FOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE ONLY 1 BY 1...
    THEY ARE NOT GOING TO THE BIG CAN FACTORY IN THE SKY..
    THEY ARE NOT BEING REPLACED IN THE NEAR FUTURE...
     
  23. CR165022

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    Ok sorry I miss lead it
     
  24. Energy

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    I mean they are getting old so the can factory could be welcoming them in a few years.
     
  25. Bletchleyite

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    I think it may well be at the next franchise change, but not until then.
     
  26. t_star2001uk

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    Not yet, there is a good few years life left in the old things yet...
     

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