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DRS liveried 68s in service with Chiltern

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I'm aware that DRS liveried 68008 and 68009 take turns to work chiltern mainline trains, alongside their chiltern liveried counterparts nos. 68010-015.

Can anyone confirm if 68008 will still be on chiltern as of tomorrow because they switch between 68008 and 009 every so often. However, I don't know how often they swap them.

Once again, thanks in advance.
 
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I'm aware that DRS liveried 68008 and 68009 take turns to work chiltern mainline trains, alongside their chiltern liveried counterparts nos. 68010-015.

Can anyone confirm if 68008 will still be on chiltern as of tomorrow because they switch between 68008 and 009 every so often. However, I don't know how often they swap them.

Once again, thanks in advance.

68008 & 009 are both in the Chiltern pool and used in common with the silver ones. 008 is out today, 009 is off patch on exam.
 

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Thanks for that, so this means I have a chance go copping 008 tomorrow on Chiltern.
 

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Assuming they haven't swapped it between rakes since Saturday it'll be attached to 12605/12625/12616/12614/12607/10271/82304 - that might make it easier to locate as I gather the carriages show up on more systems than the locos themselves do.
 

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Assuming they haven't swapped it between rakes since Saturday it'll be attached to 12605/12625/12616/12614/12607/10271/82304 - that might make it easier to locate as I gather the carriages show up on more systems than the locos themselves do.

Thanks. I'm not really familiar with chiltern mark 3 numbers but I assume that is not the banbury set?
 

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If it's out and at a time / direction you can get it from, of course. Then again, if you can be in the Birmingham area all day ( which your location suggests is highly likely! :) ) they all serve Solihull and Moor Street don't they...?
 

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If it's out and at a time / direction you can get it from, of course. Then again, if you can be in the Birmingham area all day ( which your location suggests is highly likely! :) ) they all serve Solihull and Moor Street don't they...?

That's right, my initial plan was to see it at Tyseley but I've revised my schedule and I'm gonna head to Leamington instead.
 

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If it's out and at a time / direction you can get it from, of course. Then again, if you can be in the Birmingham area all day ( which your location suggests is highly likely! :) ) they all serve Solihull and Moor Street don't they...?
Apart from the Banbury set one which I think is 015 at the moment.
 

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5 daily diagrams including the Banbury set, 8 class 68s in the pool including the two spares, so "if it's out" most certainly applies...
 

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014 and 015 were in service on silver sets, I didn't see 008 at all because it went down very early in the morning.
 

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If it went down early in the morning and didn't come back, then it was on turn #4.
If it sticks, it will be on turn #2 tomorrow

1Y12 OXP 0724 - MYB 0820 (2)
1R15 MYB 0841 - BMO 1044 (2)
1H33 BMO 1055 - MYB 1241 (2)
1R33 MYB 1310 - BMO 1459 (2)
1H62 BMO 1555 - MYB 1742 (2)
1K54 MYB 1815 - KID 2048 (2)
 

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If it went down early in the morning and didn't come back, then it was on turn #4.
If it sticks, it will be on turn #2 tomorrow

1Y12 OXP 0724 - MYB 0820 (2)
1R15 MYB 0841 - BMO 1044 (2)
1H33 BMO 1055 - MYB 1241 (2)
1R33 MYB 1310 - BMO 1459 (2)
1H62 BMO 1555 - MYB 1742 (2)
1K54 MYB 1815 - KID 2048 (2)

Damnit, I will have to get it another time.
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Finally copped it!

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