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Depots in Cornwall/Devon

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steve158

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can anyone(simming maybe)tell me where wessex have traincrew depots in cornwall? i think there's one at st austell.
 
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heres what I know

Fratton ( for late night Pompeys )
Westbury
Weymouth
Cardiff
Exeter
 

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I *THINK* you are correct - They use it for the Newquey Line & terminating services
 

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Fratton is a full Wessex depot, they normally have at least 5 units stabled at Fratton on a week night
I called in at Castle Cary on a flying visit to Somerset this afternoon, not much there so they wouldn't have a train crew depot
Without looking at the website, i wouldn't of said Weymouth for a depot but i hear its the most sought after drivers depot on SWT, apparently there is a 7 year waiting list!
 

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No. Weymouth drivers are 442 only (SWT) + Wessexs' Weymouth's don't do the 31s
 

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TheSlash said:
Fratton is a full Wessex depot, they normally have at least 5 units stabled at Fratton on a week night
I called in at Castle Cary on a flying visit to Somerset this afternoon, not much there so they wouldn't have a train crew depot
Without looking at the website, i wouldn't of said Weymouth for a depot but i hear its the most sought after drivers depot on SWT, apparently there is a 7 year waiting list!

There's a depot at Weymouth?! Never seen it!

I've seen one stabling siding with fences around it in September 2004, where a 450 was located, but that's it.
 

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Edit by Seth - Shouting removed. Jim, there's no need to raise your voice ;).
 

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Par is the traincrew depot, St Blazey is the rolling stock depot where light work gets undertaken on the units (of a night when EWS have packed up for the day).

Although WXT do have a yard driver for St BZ as EWS men aren't allowed to drive the units IIRC.

Also Penzance is a traincrew depot, Exeter I'm not sure of, I think there's exeter trainmen. Plymouth is FGW and I don't think there are wessex Plymouth crews.

Jon
 

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Exeter is at least a minor maintenance depot. On my way home from the Dartmoor railway in my misguided days of EMU preservation, i often stood on Exeter St Davids studying operations but it was more of a maintenance, shunting and general procedure 'study' than where the drivers actually came from
 

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yeh, light work is undertaken on units in exeter yard as well as fueling etc. Although its mostly stabling I think, there's not much heavy duty machinery in there.

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