Class 172/0 Transfer to WMT

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  1. fgwrich

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    Last Barking to Gospel Oak 172 Friday night.
     
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    Sorry, im a bit behind
    Does this mean that the 710s will enter service after tonight?
     
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    Has any crew training started yet on the ex LO 172's ready for their new duties here in the midlands starting in May. I have seen sets stabled on Tyseley but they don't seem to move much.
     
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    There have been training runs from Tyseley to Stratford this week, not sure when the next will be.
     
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    Obviously to us natives or former natives of the West Midlands region, that is Stratford upon Avon that is being referred to and not Stratford in East London.
     
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    It would be rather far and arduous to do that long a training run, but I think the clarification is probably useful, since neither people in London nor the West Midlands are automatically likely to clarify which Stratford they mean!
     
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    To be pedantic, there is only one Stratford and that's in London - Stratford Upon Avon sounds completely different pronouncing it unless you're lazy and miss off the Upon Avon part.

    Not like Gillingham in Dorset/Kent, Rainham in London ie Essex/Kent etc....
     
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    Will be happening all the way through to May at least. You've then got to factor in possible 1/2 day conversions for those depots that sign the /2's and /3's.
     
  12. HLE

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    Sure has started. Not sure when the rest of the ex-LO units will move up.

    On an unrelated point, anyone heard when the 153's will leave WMT?
     
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    How many of the 172s have arrived into the West Midlands so far?

    Where are these going?
     
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    5 so far. 3 to join.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    EMT was the last anyone heard. All gone quiet.
     
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    5 at Tyseley?
     
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    Not sure. 5 already transferred. LO just released last 3 to join yesterday. 15th March.
     
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    I know two have moved to Tyseley and are in use for training. A further three moved to Ilford for modification but did they ever leave? There are paths in the system to move the last three to Ilford on Monday. A win for the West Midlands but a mess for GOBLIN.
     

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