Collecting window labels

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  1. berwicksfinest

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    EMT stopped doing labels within a timetable or 2 of getting the franchise off Midland mainline
    X Country only ever done a summer few in early period for newquay and rtn

    Of the 2 X Country are the rearer of the set
    EMT are certainly not common but have been seen on ebat
     
  2. Class43165

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    EMT have done some in the past, they were rectangular and not many were about. Cross Country only did some for a year during the Summer services (ie Newquay to Manchester)
     
  3. ChilternTurbo

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    I did order the Newquay Pride 2018 label from GWR. I was a bit annoyed that at over £18 with postage, the label was only sent in a folded over Jiffy bag and not in a tube or something sturdier. As a result, it had got quite creased up in the post :rolleyes:

    Incidentally, the Flying Banana and other two labels that were on ebay for £200 a couple of months ago and have been relisted multiple times are now down to £100 and are still not selling. What a surprise...
     
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    Just one more question - do the Mark 3A-operated services (Chiltern, TfW and Greater Anglia) have window labels?
     
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    Chiltern briefly used labels when the Mk3 stock was introduced. They certainly don't now. As far as I'm aware, Greater Anglia or their predecessor have never used labels.
     
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    As far is I know, TfW have not used any. Would be nice though. Arriva did do some for services out of Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth, Pwllheli, Barmouth and Bristol to Waterloo services
     
  7. berwicksfinest

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    Bang on for what class43165 said
    Although not sure Bristol to Waterloo services haven't seen labels after Network South East days
     
  8. Peter C

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    Interesting - does that make the 37s in Anglia and the 68s on Chiltern the only services to have no form of destination display on board the train in the country?

    -Peter
     
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    Yes, you are correct but what about the Night Riviera?
    I know that the Scotrail HSTs don't have displays but have done a very small amount of labels showing the destination only, no calling points.
     
  10. Peter C

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    I think the Night Riveria has (or did have) window labels.
    Interesting about Scotrail though - the most basic form of label!

    -Peter
     
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    I would imagine the the Night Riviera does not have them any more as there are no more HSTs. I think that GWR should do some for the Castle sets.
     
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    Have you tried searching for "destination labels" instead?
     
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    No I haven't - and sorry for the late response!

    -Peter
     
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    I'm resisting the urge to bid on an 'HST Last Day label' - I did e-mail the GWR Shop a while ago to see if they had any stock of these that they planned to sell but never heard back... The 'Newquay Pride' special label did appear for sale over a year after the event so who knows...?

    On the subject of Cross Country, I found a stack of labels that I'd been given by writing off to various stations in around 1996. I'd completely forgotten about named trains on Cross Country. It makes me nostalgic for a Swallow liveried HST or 47! Here's a picture of some of them. IMG_1241.jpg
     
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    That's a Fantastic set, you need a Wessex Scot, Midland Scot and a Pines Express for the full house
     
  18. ChilternTurbo

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    I've now found the Wessex Scot and Pines Express but never managed to get the Midland Scot. Birmingham New Street clearly never got back to me :lol:
     
  19. berwicksfinest

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    That's a particularly good set as the cross country was not around for very long, Well done
     
  20. Peter C

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    That's a very good set!
    I wonder if GWR would reply to me if I asked about Cotswold HST labels.... :) To Twitter I go!

    -Peter
     
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    Well GWR were selling Cathedrals Express labels as part of a bundle of other named trains about six months ago. It was about £16 for 10 or 11 labels. I thought that was pretty good vale considering they're now selling some Newquay labels for £10 each! I managed to nab the Newquay labels on ebay for less than £4!
     
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    OK - I'll keep looking out for Cathedrals Express labels. I actually forgot about them until then!

    -Peter
     
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    Looking on ebay, there is a Cathedrals Express (London Bound) as part of a bundle of 4 for £15. Bit steep! Got my two in that bundle mentioned for £10 from GWR last year.
     
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    Interesting, but as you say, too much!!

    -Peter
     
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    Also to note, those three last day HST labels and Flying Banana set still have not sold! Now £85
     
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    Really? Wow! Too much for what are essentially, at the end of the day, three bits of paper! :)

    -Peter
     

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