GWR Celebrity Power Car Watch W43002/43185

Discussion in 'Allocations, Diagrams & Timetables' started by co-tr-paul, 14 Sep 2018.

  1. co-tr-paul

    co-tr-paul Member

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    To save people scanning several other threads for info, thought ideal to put in one place
    So to kick off, 002 is on Long Rock as spare until Sunday night when it should be swapped for (187 ?) back into service for a Monday AM PZ departure. IMG_20180914_100116850.jpg
     
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  3. pdeaves

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    It looks very authentic there, with all that muck on the yellow cab roof!
     
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    Great idea, I haven't managed to get a decent picture of either yet.
     
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    002 will be on PZ end of 1000 ex PZ to Pad.
     
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    I was just thinking the same - The livery looks far more authentic when worn in and with a coating of grime. :D
     
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    Yes, you would almost swear that there is still a Paxman Valenta installed in there wouldn't you!
    Although perhaps just lacking the additional oily bodyside deposits.
     
  8. Fredtheshred

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    43002 just arrived at Paddington.
     
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    Back out on the 1603 Plymouth where it finishes for the day.

    43185 is not allocated today.
     
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    002 on PZ end of 0900 ex PZ to Pads today.
     
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    002/on 0650 ex PZ today.
     
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    I still wish they'd done something better with the headlights, it really spoils the look, it would have been lovely if they could have had their original clusters restored. I doubt it'd be possible or approvable these days.
     
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    I do see and agree with your point regarding the cosmetic appearance but you've probably answered the question as to why they didn't at the bottom of your post really. TBH the new style of lamp fittings (at least to my eyes) work very well with the current liveries whereas the original style of lamp clusters definitely do suit the earlier colour schemes (including IC Swallow) all just personal opinion of course.
     
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    Disagree. I think GWR made a really good job of the headlights on 002. I did wonder how they would deal with it at the time, and thought then they chose the best solution.

    Having said that, I really don't get the obsession with the headlights - the front end shape is identical to what it was.
     
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    Do you really think a TOC is going to spend a lot of cash on some headlights, just to appease a few enthusiasts.
    They've actually done a good job IMO
     
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    IMG_20180914_100940559.jpg
    Nothing wrong here !!
    From same day as previous shot.
     
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    Agreed! And it looks even nicer from head on too.
     
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    Well, no actually. I don't know why they bothered with the vinyls at all tbh
     
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    40th anniversary of HST, OC open day, publicity......
     
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    002 on 0541 ex PZ
     
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    43002 currently rear power car on 1L28 07.08 Worcester -Padd (via Kemble).
     
  22. Warwick

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    The one that is painted in the later Inter-City colours was in Laira depot yesterday as I went by on the 14.03 from Padders to Pee-zed.
     
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    43185 + 43017 1003 Paddington - Penzance today
     
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    I will be out and about between reading and Paddington this Friday (28th sept) any information on diagrams for this day appreciated
     
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    Thanks for starting this thread, I wouldn't mind getting more shots of 002/185.
     
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    Just a reminder that diagrams are only usually finalised the evening before. On shed info can change at last minute !
     
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    Reported elsewhere that 43002 was swapped off its set at Laira last night with 069 going on.
     
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    43185 is currently the rear power car on 1A83 11.32 Paignton-Paddington
     
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    Which has been terminated at Reading due to a fault with the train.
    Sat in P9 at Reading at 15:50 (43185 on country end of formation)
     
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    002 on PZ today spare/due exam.
     
  31. matt

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    43185 is on the country end of the 1206 Worcester to London
     

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