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Discussion in 'Allocations, Diagrams & Timetables' started by Northern Tank, 10 Aug 2018.
Does anyone have any driver diagrams for either cross Country or Great Western
Any tbh handy Leeds Plymouth and Derby
GW Exeter Penzance Plymouth and padd
U won't find them online without having passwords and authority etc.
Typical gwr Plymouth diagram would be along the lines of
Paddington and return
Gunnislake followed by penzance and back
Sleepers to penzance for a HST back.
Pass to newton Abbot drive to Paddington via bristol then back to Plymouth via the b and h.
That gives you a flavour
Fair enough mate appreciate that thanks, are there links at Plymouth or does every driver drive everything. HST one day and sprinter next. Do Penzance drivers sign Newquay too. Sorry for all questions do Plymouth sign London via both Bristol and the berks and hants
Several links at Plymouth though the laira link and night link are the only links who don't sign everything. The vast majority of us do all routes and traction. Only Plymouth and par sign Newquay not penzance. And yes we go via b and h as well as bristol to London
The local links at Laira still from the old Wessex days. Sign local routes to Gunnislake Penzance ex. Interesting goood variety. I was down plymouth earlier the 10.00 ex Penzance failed and for some some reason blocked the signalling. Had to wait for a Laira man to take it off the Penzance driver take to Laira. Led to an empty move to padd. Is it just Penzance who sign that short HST at mo. Cheers appreciate that. Do padd drivers sign to Plymouth or just Exeter.
Paddington men only go as far as Exeter and currently it is just penzance on the 2 + 4 but eventually that will be all depots. The laira link sign laira only whilst the night link sign laira along with Exeter, par and Gunnislake.
Cheers. Dunno if you know but do Bristol do the early starts from Worcester and Hereford. I did hear some taxis there. How many 2 plus 4 are due to come into service.
Eventually to be 11 2+4 sets in service I believe .
Regarding the early Herefords it was always a Bristol man bringing the set empty from the Marsh to Hereford then driving it to London. The early Worcester was always am Oxford man on an overnight job, however now there is a depot at Worcester this may have changed
I see interestzing, There is an early morning Hereford that comes from the diesel sidings though isn’t there too. And I see wasn’t sure if Worcester depot was just guards. Do you know much about cross county esp at Plymouth I have a query.
Services that run empty stock from the Bristol area to Hereford, whether HST or IET, and those that go empty from Hereford back to Bristol, have Bristol drivers - on weekdays, that's the 05.28 and 06.42 departures from Hereford and the empty stock off the 18.22 from Paddington. On Saturdays, there is an empty IET from Stoke Gifford to form the 07.13 to London and the HST off the 18.22 from Paddington goes empty back to Bristol.
Pretty much every other GWR service that starts or finishes the day at Worcester, Great Malvern or Hereford is now being worked by Worcester-based drivers, who sign both routes to London, via the Cotswold Line and via Stroud.
The drivers' depot at Worcester has been built up since last year. There has been a guards' depot since privatisation - guards there could opt to join either Thames Trains or Central Trains when those were set up.
The HST that spends the night at Hereford (except Saturday to Sunday) stables in the long siding at the east side of the station, not in the diesel sidings.
Appreciate that thank you and the one before 5 o’clock that stables at Hereford and in an evening too is that a Bristol driver taxied to and from. Sorry about that cheers. What’s the story with the HsT stabled in Exeter New Yard anyway.
Do Bristol men sign the Cheltenham route via Stroud or is that mainly Padd and Worcester men
Yes bristol sign stroud
Crosscountry at Plymouth go Birmingham , Paignton, Newquay and penzance.
Bristol HSS men sign everything from Swansea and Exeter east with the exception of Vale of Glamorgan and Greenford.
They do also cover a few extra Herefords, Malvern and Worcesters through the day at the moment too, they are covering some Worcester work whilst Worcester is being set up but this is slowly going to be dwindling as Worcester becomes more established.
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