Clapham Junction to Windsor and Eton Riverside

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  1. 387star

    387star Established Member

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    Hi

    Going to windsor tomorrow from Clapham arriving into Windsor just before 1130
    Is this booked to be a 458/5 or a normal 458?

    Either way very excited to have my first journey on a SWT 458!

    I remember when it used to be a 455 on this route with low backed seating
     
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    It is usually 450s on a Saturday. However, tomorrow there is rugby at Twickenham, which means mostly pairs of Class 455s instead (as the strengthened Weybridge via Hounslow need SDO fitted units for anything more than 4 cars).
    There is the chance of a 458/5 diagram but I think you'll have to wait till the morning to find out, and those seem more likely to be on the stoppers via Hounslow.
    Last week when I completed the Windsor branch for the first time, it was also a rugby day and I only saw 455s on those services. I had 5851+5919 on the 1428 Waterloo to Windsor, arriving 1522.

    If you found an old 458 to Windsor you'd be the luckiest person ever! :D Especially as we are close to the stage where all the Reading diagrams cannot be covered by 458s alone.
     
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    Indeed a double 455 there and back very overcrowded going with rugby felt safer with a guard on board
    Southern and South West Trains are on the whole good operators especially after the 377 refurb

    Anyway notice SWT painting stations grey why is this? And where did the grey and burgundy scheme of Clapham come from? In the past half was connex yellow the rest south west
     
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