Do any Units 'Haunt' You

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  1. Yew

    Yew Established Member

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    Hey all, Just wondering if you ever have a specific unit that seems to follow you around for me I have 158777, It seems to be the only 158 that I ever see/travel on (even though its getting rarer and rarer to see them on the Robin Hood Line now there are extra 156's from northern

    Whats been stalking you guys then?
     
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  3. 317666

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    317663 tends to.
     
  4. Lampshade

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    158757, 159106, 159017, 450549 and 156455 to name a few.
     
  5. hstmatt

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    390-021 virgin dream follows me.I always see it in limestreet and when ever i get the train to euston its 390021.:)
     
  6. Class172

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    150001 follows me around a lot, though it seems not for much longer. :(
     
  7. Yew

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    Maybe move to where its going to, and follow it around and see how it likes it?
     
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    From my records, i find that i have travelled in 444015 an unconscionable number of times. coach 63815 in particular.
     
  9. AlterEgo

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    390004 seems to - must be the special livery that sticks in my head, but I seem to get it once or twice a week (I take 10 to 15 Pendolino journeys a week).
     
  10. Wolvercoter

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    444035 stalks me whenever I'm on the Waterloo-Bournemouth route...
     
  11. Minilad

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    As my main traction at XC is Voyagers I have always kept a record of them and these are my current mileages (XC Only shown). So you would think they would pretty much equally average out. Not so though. My highest is 010 at 8249.73 and lowest is 119 at 3106.4. Now that is quite a considerable difference for no explainable reason. So maybe 010 is my stalker




    220001 6719.33 221119 3106.4
    220002 6331.72 221120 6202.13
    220003 6587.41 221121 5078.7
    220004 7545.2 221122 4121.43
    220005 5014.22 221123 3191.07
    220006 5798.25 221124 4811.04
    220007 6814.94 221125 4855.27
    220008 8142.82 221126 3840.41
    220009 7185.02 221127 4594.94
    220010 8249.73 221128 4065
    220011 6091.09 221129 4134.96
    220012 5936.83 221130 5605.93
    220013 6938.78 221131 4635.56
    220014 7064.44 221132 5048.52
    220015 7039.07 221133 4563.54
    220016 5617.53 221134 5358.05
    220017 4994.3 221135 5470.33
    220018 7123.18 221136 4056.54
    220019 7009.1 221137 5409.31
    220020 7448.27 221138 4276.55
    220021 7638.13 221139 5528.19
    220022 8011.37 221140 4421.35
    220023 6468.7 221141 5694.88
    220024 6860.12
    220025 5889.81
    220026 6277.12
    220027 5943.33
    220028 5231.32
    220029 6522.67
    220030 7072.2
    220031 6542.82
    220032 8157.61
    220033 7871.88
    220034 7005.96
     
  12. ajax103

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    I don't know about units but I see East Coast's 43208 Lincolnshire Echo a few times every day at work, am waiting to see if East Coast diagram something else instead....

     
  13. IanPooleTrains

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    Well for me, it's 170505, 350107 and any of my Pendo Angels, especially Ally 390004

    She's a special pendo to me :)
     
  14. Phil6219

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    When I was younger (and frequenting some more local platforms more regularly) I got sick of the sight of 156459 and 142027. 150150 used to follow me around but after I got a cabride (remember when they were possible?) I just used to get happy memories when seeing it follow me.

    A few years ago I did the WCML twice in a week (Wigan to Glasgow Return then Wigan Euston Return twice) and ended up on the same pendo for all four trips 390021.

    I keep getting followed by a big noisy dirty blue smokey diesel, 55022 but I don't have any complaints about that :D

    Phil 8-)
     
  15. Minilad

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    What !!

    Prefer Charlies Angels myself ;)


    390001 238.43 390028 512.80
    390002 301.12 390029 474.24
    390003 759.39 390030 79.85
    390004 719.33 390031 715.27
    390005 950.60 390032 519.23
    390006 219.14 390033 181.62
    390007 792.80 390034 374.26
    390008 188.16 390035 659.71
    390009 107.71 390036 526.34
    390010 163.85 390037 532.48
    390011 455.47 390038 171.40
    390012 855.08 390039 618.67
    390013 360.25 390040 514.70
    390014 461.19 390041 186.60
    390015 595.84 390042 573.29
    390016 450.93 390043 415.68
    390017 442.74 390044 459.49
    390018 598.29 390045 250.63
    390019 389.65 390046 422.47
    390020 767.27 390047 186.45
    390021 748.57 390048 406.13
    390022 487.23 390049 414.15
    390023 231.24 390050 367.44
    390024 112.90 390051 442.35
    390025 715.01 390052 356.30
    390026 766.09 390053 235.06
    390027 464.35 390054 0.00

    Some pretty wide variations on my 390 mileage too I guess
     
  16. 507 001

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    507024 used to follow me.
     
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    Everytime I'm up Manchester way 150201 always seems to be there. I saw it three times in less than 24 hours recently.

    466043 has been following me about a bit, it seems to always be on the diagram for the Sheerness Line that I travel on.


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  18. Jc1991

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    378232 always seems to be around when i use the overground in London.
     
  19. Temple Meads

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    220010 and 150121 (which is in my avatar) seem to haunt me.
     
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    Good old 43048 and 222004.
     
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    322484. Seen it every day for the last 2 weeks. I'm guessing it might have something to do with the fact I work at the depot its currently residing!
     
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    390042 'City of Bangor'/'Dinas Bangor' Stalks me when I traveled through Manchester. Seemed to always be in Piccadilly when I was.
    I seem to find the 185's stalk me slightly too, just seem to see the same ones at uni and then at home. 185119 is the main offender.
     
  23. 4SRKT

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    I haven't take numbers for many years, but 31404 (OK, not a unit) used to follow me around like a bad smell. It used to haunt the York area for weeks on end, with its distinctive white bodyside stripe (what passed for an unusual livery then!), often turning up on the York > Hull loco-hauled workings. It was easily the most unpopular loco with local enthusiasts.

    http://www.martinbray-ukloco.com/images/class31/31404-lincoln-300385.jpg
     
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    First Pendolino I ever saw that one, I'm quite attached to it. I do seem to see it quite regularly, although not quite enough to suggest that it's following me around.

    I'm not looking out for numbers enough at the moment to suggest many trends of which locos and units might be following me, but I can say with some certainty that I'm seeing an awful lot of 172345 at the moment, which is irritating when I'm trying to clear the LM 172s.
     
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    If you read "Rail" you'll scream when you go through issue 683 then.....;)
     
  26. MK Tom

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    I honestly cannot go anywhere near the WCML without encountering 350263. No idea why, it's just always there wherever I am.

    Both of the times I've travelled on the ECML local services I've been served by the same unit on both legs of my journey - the first was 321403 and the second was 321408 - I find myself wondering if these units are chasing me because they remember me from their WCML days :p
     
  27. IanPooleTrains

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    Unless you are in the know, you don't know ;)

    I like Charlie's Angels myself, especially Cameron Diaz..................
     
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  29. Minilad

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    Oh I know alright !!
    Oh and by the way, you clearly don't know. As the best Charlies Angel was Jaclyn Smith ;)

    172345 is my new stalker
     
  30. IanPooleTrains

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    Please! The new school was WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY better than the old school!

    Next you'll be telling me that the old version of The Italian Job is better than the new version(!)
     
  31. Minilad

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    Wow. Just plain Wow. I hope that is tongue in cheek
     
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