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I have uploaded my pics from Leeds on Saturday (3/6/06), and some pics from Manchester Piccadilly and Micklefield.

Here are a few of them:

40145 on railtour through Leeds to Whitby


185108 at Piccadilly


Voyager for Paignton


The two galleries can be found at www.bveroutes-trains.co.uk/gallery

There are a few videos there too (note, for the videos you will need QuickTime)

Any comments?
 
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WSXFan said:
Nice shots you've put on this page, especially of the 40! That looks incredible in that light!
Notice how clean it is...that's because I was one of two or three of us at the ELR last weekend who cleaned it! :p Bloody flies were dried onto the nose, and wouldn't budge!

Anyway, cheers for that! :D
 

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It was the first ever type of train I rode, they bounce, they squeek, they make you know that your not asleep, they have a unique noise and there is good entertainment in the centre of the train (bouncing, people tripping, mats flipping, yellow things clattering)
 

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Gareth Hale said:
they bounce, they squeek, they make you know that your not asleep, they have a unique noise and there is good entertainment in the centre of the train (bouncing, people tripping, mats flipping, yellow things clattering)
Precisely the reasons why I hate them. They are the only type of train I cannot fall asleep on (Jordy, Yorkie and other will agree to this, I can even sleep on a Voyager), and also, they are they only type of train a feel sick on, because of the bounciness. The engine noise is horrible, and as for being entertained by other peoples mishaps, erm ok, whatever floats your boat....
 

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Good pics!

I must have seen you there as I was on the platform (on my way to work!) when the 40 came in!

(In fact just checking you can see me on the video at the end, clearly over the 'do not pass this point' sign. Oops!)
 

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JsT said:
Good pics!

I must have seen you there as I was on the platform (on my way to work!) when the 40 came in!

(In fact just checking you can see me on the video at the end, clearly over the 'do not pass this point' sign. Oops!)



60006 Scunthorpe Ironmaster said:
Gareth, what is it about Pacers that get you going? They are the worst multiple units on the railways.
I actually agree with you lot now, Class 142s are awful units. I had the misfortune of having to sit on one from Leeds to Huddersfield - it was boiling hot, no air con and bouncy as anything! :confused:

I OFFICIALY don't like 142s... :D
 

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Sounds like an interesting ride, I don't mind the heat now because ive been living in a place where summers get upto 50C so the UK to me is cool all summer. Am I the only person who cares these lonely trains?
 

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Gareth Hale said:
It was the first ever type of train I rode, they bounce, they squeek, they make you know that your not asleep, they have a unique noise and there is good entertainment in the centre of the train (bouncing, people tripping, mats flipping, yellow things clattering)
Well done :|
A 1972MkII can bounce 45mph between Queen's Park & Harrow & Wealdstone
An A-stock can bounce ;), Made me nearly fall of the seat :o
 

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dvn1357 said:
Rich, you don't like 142s?

Though you loved em?
I don't mind the look of them from the outside, but otherwise 142s are naf. I have seen the light...:p
 

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JsT said:
Certainly is.

It really was a suprise to see it too. Wasn't expecting it at all.
I knew about it, as I had cleaned it a week previously for that very railtour - it is an ELR loco you see. We were in Leeds on the WYM Challenge, so we were quite looky to see it. :D
 

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ROFL! That is true! Sprinter thrash all the way yesterday from Kidderminster to Worcester Foregate Street (was prepared to go to Great Malvern where it terminated, I was enjoying the ride! Too thirsty though, so alighted in Worcester and went bus spotting), mighty enjoyable ex-Anglia 150/2!

Same journey on a 142, I'd be gasping for air and desperate to get off as soon as possible!
 
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