Class 373 Eurostar withdrawals

Discussion in 'International Transport' started by brad465, 14 Jun 2016.

  1. Gadget88

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    The original ones seem to be running to the alps ect at the moment
     
  2. STEVIEBOY1

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    OK,Thanks.
     
  3. Gadget88

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    Are they not going to replace the yellow stripe on the 374 trains seems a flaw with the newer trains?
     
  4. BahrainLad

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    I thought about this yesterday. The 374s look like they have paint peeling from the yellow band along most carriages - but is it actually peeling, or are they just damp patches that show up on the yellow paint more (i.e. it's an optical illusion).
     
  5. 33Hz

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    They are peeling and it looks awful on such new rolling stock.
     
  6. Gadget88

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    The refurbished ones don’t seem to have this issue.

    I fear it may only be fixed when they decide to repaint these trains.

    Surely a stripe is easy to paint rather than a full paint as I seen how quick they painted the LNER trains under the last rebrand.
     
  7. 43096

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    The VTEC / LNER livery is mostly vinyl, not paint.
     
  8. Groningen

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    Trainset 3106 has been partly saved. The story is in a Belgium trainmagazine. The train was too long to be completely saved. There are puctures of destroyed carriages. Real pain to the eyes.
     
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    Pictures?
     
  10. gsnedders

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    Why has it been saved?
     
  11. nickw1

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    Not sure if services always have the same stock but on Friday 1st Feb the 12:58 was operated by a refurbished original (373) set.
     
  12. STEVIEBOY1

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    I went out on the 12:58 on 14 Feb and it was a refurbished train. The 18:57 return was a new train.
     
  13. Groningen

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    The source about the 3106 is the Spoorwegjournaal from Belgium. If this is against the policy of this forum remove it. The pictures are 4 times 900 Kb. Not the best quality sorry.

    P_20190222_202259_p.jpg P_20190222_202314_p.jpg P_20190222_202335_p.jpg P_20190222_202354_p.jpg
     
  14. 57Tonic

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    With 3106 scrapped at Derichbours's (less loco and car 1306/9) would it be ok to assume all the other sets moved from Dourge were also scrapped in Saint-Saulve, Valenciennes.
     
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    welp, google maps updated images at the abandoned 373 site, you can see the shredded coaches
     
  16. robreed90001

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    shows 3017/3018, set was completely cut up in March 2018 having been stored there for quite some time.
     
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    believe 3209/3210 are due back from refurbishment soon.
     
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    the 8th and final set (3209/3210) returned from refurbishment on 16/04/19, ran from Hellemmes to London via Brussels.

    remaining "classic" unrefurbished sets are: 3215/3216, 3217/3218 and 3223/3214.... with 3224/3213 still in use with Thalys/IZY.
     
  19. Milo T.K

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    Because the 373 goes through salty air
     
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    Is there an image of a 373 being scrapped?
     
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    Any images of the coaches being scrapped?
     
  22. najaB

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    I doubt it, SNCF are very particular about images leaking.
     
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    There have been a few pictures available, which might even be earlier on in this thread - but I'm not about to search over 40 pages for them...
     
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    Is the main reason why the last remaining un-refurbished 373s aren't yet scrapped/retired due to the problems with the Ashford signalling still not playing nicely with the 374s?
     
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    I was very pleased to travel on 3223 last Saturday 15th June, on the Marseille service.

    I must admit, I was a bit surprised that they put an unrefurbished Class 373 on this long journey (which incidentally was a brilliant journey). But I certainly wasn't complaining. Most likely my last trip on the 'original' trains.

    Is this example due to be withdrawn, or refurbished?
     
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    They have said that they have taken delivery of the last refurbished 373 now, so that one almost certainly will be scrapped.

    I suspect the reason they put it on the Marseille service is because they know that people will complain about the uncomfortable new seats on such a long trip...
     
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    Considering the fact that according to the Wikipedia article on the Class 373 only 5 of the French-owned sets with numbers 3732XX had/have 1500 V DC capability I went through the list of sets on that same article (brackets give sightings in the South of France/Alps):
    373201/373202 scrapped
    373203/373204 scrapped
    373205/373206 refurbished
    373207/373208 in storage
    373209/373210 refurbished (sighting 373210)
    373211/373212 refurbished (373211 sighting 1, sighting 2; 373212 sighting)
    373213/373224 Thalys TMST (sightings 373213, 373224)
    373215/373216 TMST (sightings 373215, 373216)
    373217/373218 TMST (sighting 373218)
    373219/373220 refurbished
    373221/373222 refurbished (sightings 373221, 373222)
    373223/373214 TMST (373214 sighting 1, sighting 2)
    373225/373226 scrapped
    373227/373228 scrapped (sighting 373228)
    373229/373230 refurbished (sighting 373230)
    373231/373232 scrapped

    But surprisingly, this gives a significantly larger number of sets with 1500 V DC capability than there should be. Not sure what's behind this or if this has maybe got something to do with some renumbering. But it does seem like quite a few of the unrefurbished sets have 1500 V DC capability.
     
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    All the Refurbished 373s have had the 1500 V DC setting added.
     
  29. Peter Mugridge

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    3211/2 - it's only the power cars that got refurbished; they're running around with the ( refurbished ) trailers from 3203/4 - the power cars of which were scrapped. The original trailers from 3211/2 have been scrapped.
     
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    credit to and photo by ‘Railpikture’ on Instagram, 373304 left Le Landy yesterday destination unknown.
     

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