FGW power car expires

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Woody

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FGW power car 43138 expired today big time on the 11.05 Paddington/Plymouth.On arrival at Exeter it was already suffering from a seriously smoking exhaust and eventually died on the approach to Plymouth.Half the power car back to the cab was completely black covered in engine oil.Surely an early candidate for re-enginning,not surprisingly the return working the 15.00 Plymouth/Paddington was cancelled.
 
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FGW power car 43138 expired today big time on the 11.05 Paddington/Plymouth.On arrival at Exeter it was already suffering from a seriously smoking exhaust and eventually died on the approach to Plymouth.Half the power car back to the cab was completely black covered in engine oil.Surely an early candidate for re-enginning,not surprisingly the return working the 15.00 Plymouth/Paddington was cancelled.
They'll have it working soon.

Seems a bit stupid to cancel that service considering laira is 5 mins around the corner.
 

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Aparently there is a replacement engine waiting for it at Laira, a Valenta. Others ahead in the queue.
 
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