Class 315 Withdrawals

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  1. Nicholas Lewis

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    Given that it talks about TfL Rail 315s being displaced by 710s its certainly of dubious accuracy at best!
     
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    Presumably that includes mainly the LO ones (when the 710s come into service as there isn't much space) as well as some ex TfL rail 315s over a longer period?
     
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    TfL Rail as in the TfL sub-department of TfL Surface or TfLRail as in the TOC?
     
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    There are 72 317s due for the chop next year!
     
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    It only says TfL, which is essentially still accurate for the LO units.
     
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    The Design statement is full of really obvious typos, bad English, and just downright wrong information.

    Gems like:

    'Temporary Storage of Block Train Cars'
    'At 10-14 day intervals new rail cars are to be delivered'

    'The proposal is to resurrect the storage of 45 rails cars which has again become a need for CF Booth Ltd'

    'Deliverioes to site on 10'

    'around 4.366m high'
     
  9. Nicholas Lewis

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    Given the slow progress to get Aventras into use so far its seems unlikely 315's will turn up at the rates predicted
     
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    Proofreading seems to be a lost art, reading any news or sports stories on the BBC website will show this.

    (No doubt someone will point out any typographical errors I've made in this post, of course!)
     
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    Typographically, you are correct ... butt you're commer shuld be a semy-collon. ;)
     
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    The unit I'm traveling on at the moment (836) feels like the body is going to detach from the bogies underneath. Really a bit alarming! Leans from side to side a lot more than you'd expect with a loud rumbling noise from underneath you can feel as much as hear. I feel this one probably hasn't got much longer left to live...
     
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    Was down in London a few weeks ago, and noted both 317708 and 317892 in traffic.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/sboothby/48626635857/in/photolist-2h5YdHp
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/sboothby/48626705687/in/photolist-2h5YtHj-2h5Yztn/
     
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    Went to Ilford today and had the joy of 818 on a Shenfield , they really are in first class condition for cleanliness. Saw around 5 units working the peak. Excellent to have nailed my last run one.

    40 years of sterling work.
     
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    Indeed, the 315s are brilliant workhorses and the team at Ilford do a cracking job looking after them.
     
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    When I think of what a lot of old workhorse Mk1 fleets looked like shortly before their demise in the early privatisation days, we've been very lucky.
     
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    saw a few 313,s Sunday working out of Moorgate and 717 units
     
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    They are to be commended for that - in passing - not a fleet that suffered too much from vandalism , and always seemed well cared for.

    If you want to look at a fleet that has been let go - consider the 313's on the GN. Very poor cleanliness in recent years and especially now. They were so clean in their early days , that frequent washing without detergent was the norm.
     
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    The 313s wouldn't look nearly as bad if the livery wasn't basically down to the bare metal on most of them.
     

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