Somewhat confused by this... last week they were moved from Wembley to Eastleigh.. a week later and they’re headed up to Worksop for storage(?). There looks like another move tomorrow morning via the WCML... what was the purpose of the trip to Eastleigh I wonder?
Yes. The rake moved up this morning had all traces of Arriva and Grand Central branding removed - As Eastleigh is an Arriva depot, they have chosen to do the de-branding and handback work in house.Could it have been some minor handback work or checks prior to them going back to the ROSCO?
The GC interior work was all completed, let alone tested out.Just wondering, did they ever start any interior work / refurbishing to test out their potential design / look for GC ?
The GC interior work was all completed, let alone tested out.
A valid reason? Well, they've got a couple of Mark 4 sets but only enough to provide three Holyhead Cardiff services in each direction, is that valid enough?
I can help you with the numbers:Move running today 5Q26 Eastleigh Arlington to Worksop down yard. Passed at speed on time Long Buckby 0955. 47813 with 2x dvt and 10 coaches. Still in ex Grand Central livery and decals removed. Formation was one 822 dvt and 5 coaches. Then another 822 dvt and 5 coaches.
Does anyone have vehicles numbers pls.
Also move only is shown on live rail record but as onetime in green box at top only.
However also since returning home the train is showing to be late 91 minutes and diverting via Coventry.
Don't know why for the divert though.
Many thanks for this. Most people wouldn't have known it was running on the day. Because with it being on a different alternative schedule on live rail record. Even on the day it was only shown in a live green box on live rail. There was no running history off it. On the day. Just took my chance and landed lucky. Again many thanks for this. Much appreciatedI can help you with the numbers:
The loco was actually 47812, with coaches 11319, 10318, 12310, 12434, 12211, 82230, 11322, 10301, 12316, 12452, 12210 and 82201.
The delay and diversion were due to an earlier fatality at Rugby.
No shortage of spare Mk4s - surely TfW would have had more already if they wanted them?
If TfW were taking them, then why have Eversholt moved them into cold store at Worksop?The advantage of these sets is that they've already had a load of work done on them, and thus they're worth more than some that have just been parked up since LNER had finished with them.
If TfW were taking them, then why have Eversholt moved them into cold store at Worksop?
“MR understands that”... as it was put, in the editorial near the front of the November issue.Wasn't the other proposal Cross Country for Birmingham to Manchester service to allow more to Voyagers to run doubled up? Was that a suggestion by a MR writer or reporting?