Class 315 Withdrawals

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  1. 87015

    87015 Established Member

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    No the 315 fleet will increase as the pair at Northampton will enter service replacing a pair of busted 317s for scrap.
     
  2. Ewan M

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    Interesting stuff. In that case, stand by for the first 317 scrap move!
     
  3. Richard Scott

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    Know slightly off topic but which 317 sets are they?
     
  4. tricky18jan

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    Can anyone help out with where the tfl 315’s will be parked on Saturday if not in use? Ilford and the sidings between there and Stratford last year i seen them.
    Heading down over weekend to try catch my last few
     
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    Other things being equal, and depending on precisely what time you are in the area, you could see:
    3 trains at Aldersbrook CS (beside Ilford flyover)
    1 train at Gidea Park CS
    2 trains at Shenfield CS
    And the remainder at Ilford Car Sheds
     
  6. tricky18jan

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    appreciated thank you
     
  7. Ladder23

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    How many are at Northampton and when will they leave?
     
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    I've seen a list dated Jan 21st on another forum which accounts for all of them apart from 317723 and 887.
     
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    Apologies it’s not for scrap yet, 723/8xx to be stored for a bit. Should swap over with the 315s at Northampton in a couple of weeks.

    On topic, with the T&H half closed there are additional 710s on one/both the DC 378 diagrams most days.
     
  10. Ladder23

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    I notice no warm runs at Northampton this week? Why
     
  11. Steve Newman

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    During the month of January I saw all the LO units on my travels from Southbury bar;
    315806 Last seen 4th December
    315827 Last seen 11th December
    317709 Last seen 7th December
    317723 Last seen 3rd December
    317732 Last seen 4th December
    317888 Last seen 11th December
    Whilst I saw less units than in a normal month worth bearing in mind the inclement weather meant I ventured out a lot less than I usually do.
     
  12. bluegoblin7

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    315806 seen 28 Jan
    315827 seen 23 Jan (with 806)
    317709 seen 30 Jan
    317723 seen 13 Dec
    317732 seen 30 Jan
    317888 seen 20 Jan
     
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    Saw a 315 and 317/8 formation heading down to Chingford today, crossing the marsh. In 30 years of living on this line that’s the first time I’ve ever seen these classes working together.
     
  14. MatthewRead

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    I've filmed a 317/315 combo running empty through Stratford see
     
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    Happens often for the purpose of ECS. They just don’t talk to each other properly regarding doors. You also get a continuous hustle alarm on the 317 :lol:
     
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    I remember once being at King’s Cross in the early morning and train came in ECS, front unit was a 317, my attention was then distracted and I had to do a double take when a few moments later I found myself stepping on to a 365!
     
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    Nice to know I’m not seeing things!
     
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    From December 2020 The Romford Upminster work will transfer to Stratford depot LO from The contract with MTR Ilford Drivers.. This makes retention of a 315 service on the Romford Upminster highly unlikely, given that Stratford will already sign 710s.

    They will undoubtably not get drivers to sign a new unit is so close to it being scrapped. Stratford route learning Romford Upminster is definitely the more likely of the two options with a 710 operating the service.
     
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    What’s happening with the remaining at Northampton? Any due to leave soon or more to come. I’ve noticed the lack of warm runs
     
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    Saw 317 / 315 ECS workings when stock used to run to Hornsey many years ago.
     
  21. 87015

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    In the bin or off to Wolverton once notice period allows, might as well be considered off lease. Some 317s will be up there soon until scrapyard can accept.
     
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    The two units in question were mooted to be moving to LO to replace two Class 317s in poor condition, has that been called off?
     
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    No way I’m gutted to read this, is this 100% any rough guess as to when they can be expected to get scrapped and where. I notice they’re due out tomorrow for runs
     
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    Does anyone have a list of what is at Northampton and where you can see them from ?
     
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    If anything it’s 315859/833 but they may have gone already. Scrap or Wolverton I’m not sure. 317/8x2 will turn up Tuesday (is there a 317 thread?)


    Yes GA found some parts to fix 317723.
     
  26. Ladder23

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    859 and 833 I can confirm are there, they ran to Bletchley and back I was able to get photos.
     
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  28. Ladder23

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    Planned move from illford to Northampton today and tomorrow, can anyone update as to what’s happening
     
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    Photo on WNXX (subscription) of a trip out for 315833 and 859 on todays 5Q23
     
  30. Ladder23

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    For those unaware a fundraising page on Facebook has been created to help save one of the units, I strongly recommend joining if your a fan, “class 315 preservation society”
     

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