ECML Class 91 testing

Discussion in 'Allocations, Diagrams & Timetables' started by Jdrowlands, 4 Nov 2011.

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  1. Jdrowlands

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    Tonight there are paths in for some Class 91 tests along the ECML, believed to be 2 x 91 + Mk4s. I am also told this is running at 140mph, but I can't confirm that.

    5Z50 (reported Gordon Hill 2050, 21 late)

    Bounds Green 2019
    Hartford North 2045
    Stevenage 2105
    Hitchin 2110
    Sandy 2122
    Huntingdon 2137
    Peterborough 2155
    Stoke Jn 2223
    Grantham 2231

    5Z51

    Grantham 2257
    Claypole Loop 2306
    Newark 2313

    5Z52

    Newark 2345
    Claypole Loop 2352
    Grantham 0004

    5Z53

    Grantham 0033
    Claypole Loop 0042
    Newark 0048

    5Z54

    Newark 0144
    Claypole Loop 0151
    Grantham 0200

    Thanks
    Jacob
     
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  3. ajax103

    ajax103 Established Member

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    One small point I must point out bearing in mind I am grateful for the timings is that despite Hertford North being spelled exactly as I've typed it, it's pronounced Hartford North - the E is silent and replaced by a A.

    Don't ask me why!
     
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    :roll:i dont think it is running at 140 mph!:roll:
     
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    Forms part of the IEP testing as requested by Network Rail
     
  6. Rhydgaled

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    Are there any pics or you-tube videos of these top&tail 91 workings anywhere? I take it one 91 is facing towards London, rather than having a blunt-end at that end of the train (that'd be a bit silly wouldn't it?).

    Aren't the 91s limited to 125mph now, or is it just down to the driver not to speed? I suppose the limiter could be taken off if they have one, anyone know if they'll be easy to de-limit if ETRMS comes along in time to allow them to break the 125mph barrier?
     
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    As far as I know there isn't limiter on the 91s. Drivers are professional and don't speed these days anyway.
     
  8. junglejames

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    91s arent able to go above 125mph. Not sure how easy it is to de limit them though. The limiters were put on back when they had their major refurb.
    Also, its not just ERTMS that is preventing 140mph running.
     
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    They've done 140mph before, as far as I know only the flashing green signal aspect being deemed inadequate (so cab signaling is required) stopped them carrying on with 140mph running.
     
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    What limiters ? Never heard of that!
     
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