Extra train for FA Cup Final

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  1. Thomas6187

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    Most EMT crewe who sign through to Liverpool sign the Chat Moss route, as the early morning ECS is routed via Chat Moss
     
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    True, but its a lot more complicated than most people appreciate.

    The train isn't scheduled to stop though (?)
     
  3. Bellwater

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    I signed Chat Moss last I looked...not all TPE crew who sign Liverpool do.

    Anyway, if its a HST/Meridian, a Nottingham Regional Driver would route conduct a Derby Mainline Driver Liverpool to Sheffield and a Nottingham or Derby Regional Guard the same for the Derby or Sheffield Train Manager.

    Then its normal London Working from there.
     
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    Indeed. Also, people need to disabuse themselves of the idea that if a train makes a paper loss it will not run. Running this extra train is worth more than just the tickets sold to put Scouse bums on seats!
     
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    Definately an HST.

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    5Z41 0550 ECS Derby Etches Park-Liverpool Lime Street
     
  7. D1009

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    Where is that ?
     
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    Eccles (Manchester), on the Chat Moss line.
     
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    Operational stops which aren't advertised to the public
     
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    Would this be the first service from Liverpool to St Pancras since the sixties?
     
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    Since 12th October 1991. (electrics hauled by diesels between Nuneaton and Bedford)
     
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    When did Lime Street last see a HST?
     
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    Aside from the NMT, I don't know the answer to that. I know the Cotswold Rail/Hornby livery HST went up the Chat Moss towards Manchester, but I don't know if it came from Liverpool or not. I know back in BR days a HST replaced a Deltic service over the Pennines to Liverpool and back, that must have been around 1980. I can only presume there has been one since then.
     
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    Cross Country used to run 2 hourly back in the day - inevitably a HST would have crept in vice 47 + LHCS.
     
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    HST on the Hope Valley Line will be brillaint for photographers and passengers on the train alike. I wish I was on that. :)
     
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    It was mostly empty, but apparently tomorrow's return is booked to be quite a bit busier.
     
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