Great Western Livery

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  1. monsento

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    Does anyone know when the rebrand will happen, and wont the lovely green jar a little with all the weird shades of pink inside
     
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  2. superalbs

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    I was wondering too. They're still repainting 150/2s into FGW All-Over Purple. Why did they not go for GWR Green instead of the unbranded and opposite colour FGW livery?

    The new franchise is only 5 months away!
     
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    It is all in one of the magazines in Smiths.

    150/2 modification work shall switch to green 'soon'
    166/165 modification work shall switch to green 'soon'
    AT300-800 shall be delivered in green
    IEP 800/801 are under negotiation with the Dft to deliver them green, if not, they shall be vinalled.
    378/1 shall be painted green prior to service entry
    378/1 extra shall be delivered green after the 378/2 batch is complete for Gatwick
    365/5 shall be painted green prior to service entry
    158 modification work shall start 'soon' and likely after the 150/2, delivered in green
    The night riviera shall be painted green 'soon'
    Interestingly, if the business case supports it, the HSTs shall be vinal green
     
  4. monsento

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    which one? im due a train mag, i get everything here so forget to buy them tbf
     
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    Those are the same trains?

    London Overground trains on the Great Western?

    Great Northern trains on the Great Western?
     
  6. cjmillsnun

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    No. the AT300s are the separate order that isn't technically part of the IEP programme.
     
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    The AT300 sets, for South West services, are a separate order to the principal Intercity Express Programme for the GWML. They will feature uprated engines and larger fuel tanks. The AT300 order has not yet been signed off.

    That will be a typo for "387/1s".

    Yes; the Great Western franchise is due to receive 21 class 365 units to operate electrified Thames Valley services.
     
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  8. monsento

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    are the 300s an actual intercity train, with a buffet/bar luggage van etc?

    10/11 cars long with nice seats :) me thinks not, ive actually read the spec but they can run as two together right?
     
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    Er few mistakes
    29x will likely be vinyal with the time from release from GTR to GWR.
    8x 387/3 will arrive in the correct colours.
     
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    So begs the question when is 'soon'??!!!!!
     
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    I don't think that these green trains will show up very well against the green of the countryside.
     
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    Good!
     
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    According to Informed Sources in the latest issue of Modern Railways, MTU has confirmed that there is no uprated version of the engine. Rather it is a case of the engines in the IEP trains being run below their rated output in regular service, while the AT300 engines will be run at full output.
     
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    They've been repainting Didcot station into the new green all week.
     
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    Perhaps they'll start calling the Portsmouth - Cardiffs at Woolston as well, it is already done... :D
     
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    In any case, to truly recreate "God's Wonderful Railway" shouldn't the local units be chocolate and cream?
     
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    I know, I'm constantly being run over by those pesky black cars. Impossible to see against the road.
     
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    I appreciate that - I just thought that "uprated" was the most succinct way to categorise the difference, if not necessarily the most accurate.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    7 x 9-car and 22 x 5-car sets, with the opportunity for "doubling up" the 5-car sets as required. If they're anything like the presently ordered Great Western sets they will have a kitchen for first class passengers, but methinks they will be lacking in luggage space, much like the current generation of "Inter-city" trains. :(
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    I can't imagine many people are looking for a train in the middle of the countryside, stations are the traditional place where people go to look for trains. ;) The great big yellow ends and high intensity headlights should be enough to identify an approaching train from the angle of those working trackside, if that's what you're suggesting.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    BRs' Provincial sector had a go at that! :D;)
     
  19. NX

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    The official relaunch is Septemeber, units will be out shopped in the new scheme as and when they go through works.

    NX
     
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    Will there be new station signage fitted because currently every station has different signage with the majority dating back to BR days

    A shame FGW didn't keep the old green... Can't help,thinking trains will look a mess for the best part of ten years whilst the colours are gradually adjusted...uniforms sound erm interesting a bit like Asda apparently



    Mind you stations such as the old Reading looked awful with green canopies and purple underneath...

    Toilets air-con and overcrowding are the biggest issues solve that most customers should be very happy
     
  21. Steve14

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    I believe this is going to be the exact livery which mind you; is pretty attractive. This would look great on the HSTs too!
     

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    I must admit I think Dynamic Lines does look quite nice and will be missed. But the stations are very scruffy and are in need of a heavy refurb in many cases.
     
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    Is that British Racing Green?! Eitherway, looks very smart!

    Ian
     
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    Let's hope the recent outbreak of smart, simple but effective liveries continues ..... with the notable exception of First 350/4s! lol
     
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    I looked forward to the merger of InterCity West Coast and West Midlands franchises so we can have a modern London, Midland and Scottish Railway livery to go with this rather dashing GWR-inspired one! ;)
     
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    That old LMS streamliner maroon and gold livery would look quite flash on a Pendolino. :p
     
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    Indeed, I'm not sure why First seem to have an odd aversion to it's own identity - Dynamic Lines is a bold but smart and modern look, simple (especially on the Sprinters) and very pleasing to look at. Why they then feel the need after only a few short years to change it and drop it again I don't know - the new FC inspired interiors feel as if First feels rather confused with itself, as if they regret the Michael Rodber inspired refurbishments and want to relive the previous refurbishment with Great Western Trains's Green / Ivory/Light Grey / Wood effect. They have been the smartest refurbishments carried out in years, and still bring out the best in the 143/150/2 & 153 Fleets.

    I'm afraid I cannot agree - It just looks far too drab - It might look shiny in the computer render but give it a short time in service and it'll look rather dull in sunshine and drab in dull weather. I also really think it needs something to just break it's dullness up - FGW 'Fag Packet' worked well in this respect by adding the Gold stripe over the off white of GWTs base livery, Same dare I say it for Barbie and Dynamic Lines for the HSTs.

    Something else Dynamic Lines on the HSTs does is hide the dirt quite well in Winter - whether or not Green will I don't know, but I'm afraid i'll be one of what will probably the few mourning the loss of Dynamic Lines.

    I'm not sure what this obsession with bringing back the past is these day's either. Ok, Call it Great Western. But why try to bring back Brunel's once mighty GWR - London Midland goes by a shorter smarter name, same could really be said for Great Western.

    But that's the beauty of opinions for you. If it means goodbye to the plain blue though, then shame.
     
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    Yes. (F)GW(R) would even like Temple Meads to be GWR-branded, even though it's a NR-managed station.
     
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    Ooh, don't get me drooling now..... :D
     
  30. alexl92

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    Wouldn't it look a bit too much like Wisconsin Central's livery/EWS?

    I used to quite like Dynamic Lines but I think it's losing it's impact now. Particularly on the darker blue of FGW. I don't really like the blue & pink combo really. I'm definitely in the 'simple, smart and classy' school of thought! FGW Fag Packet looked horrendous in my eyes but I know some liked it.

    Agreed!
     

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