I can image the 408's will be for spares. Although I had a rather nice trip in the Pullman Dining on it last year, it's bodywork wasn't in the best of conditions. It subsequently had a Laira bodge to keep it going, but filler doesn't last forever!41149, 40801, 46012, 42583, 44078, 40106, 40808 & 41187 have all moved from Long Marston to Crewe HS, presumably sold to LSL; 47593 & 47805 picked them up earlier as 5Z47.
My P5 Combined Volume still shows it as 'extant, but awaiting disposal' in Loughborough. I still have the 2019 version, so not sure yet if it's still there in the 2020 one.Another one which mayhave been scrapped- 41043, a GNER TF which was damaaged in a shunting accident at NL in about 2005, and taken to Doncaster for repair. This was started then abandoned, and it remained there for a number of years, with a large hole in one side (could be seen from the station for a long time) - initially as a spares donor, then it was used as the testbed for the Chiltern plug-door design (one door only). It was removed from Doncaster on a low-loader in 2014 and reportedly went to Brush in Loughborough (don't now why, and not seen any definite confirmation of that). Anyone know whether it still exists, and if not where / when it was scrapped?
I believe the stock was 6344, 42028, 42031, 42006, 40722, 42512, 42098, ADB977087, ADB975875,This Ely to Newport working passed me today: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K88721/2020-05-25/detailed
Unfortunately I couldn't read the Mk 3 coach numbers. It consists of:
- 47815 "Lost Boys 68-88" in Rail Operations Group blue with "Thank you NHS" vinyl
- Mk 1 "translator vehicle"
- Mk 3 TS in dynamic lines livery
- Mk 3 TS in dynamic lines livery
- Mk 3 TS coach letter F in dynamic lines livery
- Mk 3 first class and buffet coach letter K in dynamic lines livery
- Mk 3 TS in GWR livery
- Mk 3 TS coach letter H in dynamic lines livery
- Mk 1 "translator vehicle" QSA ADB977087
- Mk 1 "translator vehicle" QSA ADB975875
From pictures I've seen on Twitter of Mk4 stock being scrapped, Booths appear to do some initial cutting of bodywork with oxy-acetylene. I presume that a mechanical grab is then used. Those carriages also were pretty much stripped back to a bare body shell with all internal fitting and glazing removed. I've never seen any pictures of dismantling at Newport though...I take it most things today are pulled apart by mechanical grab rather than cut with oxy-acetylene.
The headcode as always for that service is 5Q76 0736 Ely Papworth-Newport Sims.Earlier today I saw 47815 passing Alderton (between Swindon and Bristol Parkway) with another six former GWR HST Mk3s en route Ely - Newport Docks, it consisted of 47815 + barrier coaches ADB977087 ADB975875 + 42070 42043 42099 42272 42216 42283 + barrier coach 6344.
That would have been 5E23 to Doncaster Works. No idea of coach no's unfortunately.Noted at Peterborough today, five coach rake of ex GW Mk3 plus barriers coaches heading north through platform 5 from Ely before diverting on to the ECML noth of the station at 13.35
I can't I.D the coaches either unfortunately, however they were all TS's. So it looks like it will be TS's converted for ScotRail than the talked about TGS's.That would have been 5E23 to Doncaster Works. No idea of coach no's unfortunately.
Quoted elsewhere asI can't I.D the coaches either unfortunately, however they were all TS's. So it looks like it will be TS's converted for ScotRail than the talked about TGS's.
5.6.2020. ROG liveried Class 47 No 47815 'Lost Boys 68-88' and with 'Thank you NHS' vinyls works north through Eaton Lane with the 11.49 Ely Papworth Sidings - Doncaster Works Wagon Shops (WABTEC). The train consisted of five ex First Great Western coaches for refurbishment and eventual...www.flickr.com