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Even more colour on Chiltern services

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  1. NIMBUS

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    Noted this evening, the Chiltern Banbury ("Risborough Flyer") set has been formed up this weekend with Arriva Trains Wales DVT 82307 at the country end, complementing the mix of blue-and-grey and unbranded Virgin liveried stock and the ex-WSMR loco.
     
  2. jones_bangor

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    How interesting!

    I think the blue-and-grey stock is the ex-WSMR / Cargo-D stock that some posters have suggested are coming to ATW for the WG Express.

    Testing the Arriva DVTs?
     
  3. General Zod

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    I saw it heading towards London on Sunday morning / afternoon and was pleasantly amused by the mixed bag of assorted colours.
     
  4. NIMBUS

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    The set is due a light refurb later in the year (not to Mainline standard) but is staying with Chiltern.

    That's my assumption too.
     
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    Most likely borrowing them until ATW need them to refit the existing Chiltern ones with the extras for the gen and the sliding door upgrades
     
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    There's enough slack in the Chiltern fleet to allow for some DVTs to go away for generator fitting (it's being going on for months and they already have some generator-fitted DVTs back from overhaul and in service) so, unless there have been some failures to deplete the fleet, commissioning on behalf of ATW is more probable.
     
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    Surely it will get sliding doors as well if it is staying? It would be interesting if they ended up painting the carriages to match the "Chiltern" liveried DVT
     
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