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The routes you'll definately find them working on are Nuneaton - Coventry and the Marston Vale Line, the latter also has a 150 working on it.
 

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I was under the impression that LM still had 8 Class 153s - 334, 354, 356 ,364, 365, 366, 371 and 375.

In addition to the workings mentioned in the previous post, they are also used M-F to strengthen some 170s in and around Birmingham and used to have a working on the Snow Hill lines (does that still happen now we have all the 172s?). And recently, I found one out on a Saturday on the back of a 170 from Shrewsbury.
 

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I was under the impression that LM still had 8 Class 153s - 334, 354, 356 ,364, 365, 366, 371 and 375.

In addition to the workings mentioned in the previous post, they are also used M-F to strengthen some 170s in and around Birmingham and used to have a working on the Snow Hill lines (does that still happen now we have all the 172s?). And recently, I found one out on a Saturday on the back of a 170 from Shrewsbury.

Yes the 150+153 Dorridge working went over 170+153 and will remain as such for the foreseeable future.

There is the Coventry shuttle all day and Marston Vale all week which gets swapped on Friday.

I believe there is peak workings on the Rugeley and Shrewsbury and I would guess Hereford still as well.

Other than that I don't really know exact timings.
 

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LM 153's are now:
334/356/364/365/366/371/375

Shrewsbury diagrams have the following :
1x153+170/5 (4 car)
1x170/6 (3 car)
1x170/5+170/5 (4 car)
Marston Vale:
1x150
1x153
Coventry-Nuneaton
1x153
Stourbridge/Dorridge:
172 (5 car)
170+153 (4 car)
172 (4 car)
172 (3 car)
The Shrewsbury's can and on some hours do interwork with the Rugeley TV diagrams
Had a brilliant running last week with 153371+170511+153366 on a peak-time Shrewsbury!.....it can all change though!
 

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The 0734 HFD-BHM (1M57) has been worked by a 170/5 & 153 combination every day M-F since January (or certainly February). It arrives as 2B00 - 0600 Worcs Shrub Hill to Hfd, before reversing at the carriage sidings to form 1M57.

There are usually lots of LM 153s stabled N of Shrub Hill each evening - including the units which I have seen on 1M57 the following day.



And I am 99% sure Ive seen 153354 within the last week on 1M57.
 

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LM currently have 8 x 153s.
153334, 153354, 153356, 153364, 153365, 153366, 153371 & 153375.
All currently available or in service, except 153366 which is at Tyseley on planned maintenance exam.
 

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Yet more diesels running completely under the wires there I see... Not enough 323s for Walsall now?

I think there are two Walsall - Birmingham (and reverse) workings worked by 170+153 combi's every weekday. But this is because these services are inter-linked with the Birmingham - Rugeley services. These are the services that used to run semi-fast to Rugeley before December 2010 when they were cut back to Walsall due to funding cuts. There are another 4 return workings like this every weekday that are 170 operated without the 153's.

170+153 Combi's used to be the staple traction on the Chase line, but now they only run out to Rugeley three times a day on week days only. They work the 05:56, 08:07 & 11:39 Birmingham - Rugeley services and the 07:04, 09:06 & 13:06 Rugeley - Birmingham services.

They stopped being used on evening peak services in December 2011 when these went over to 4 car 170 operations. 153's can't be used in four car combinations on the Chase because SDO is needed for the short platforms between Bloxwich and Rugeley Town.
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LM 153's are now:
334/356/364/365/366/371/375

Shrewsbury diagrams have the following :
1x153+170/5 (4 car)
1x170/6 (3 car)
1x170/5+170/5 (4 car)
Marston Vale:
1x150
1x153
Coventry-Nuneaton
1x153
Stourbridge/Dorridge:
172 (5 car)
170+153 (4 car)
172 (4 car)
172 (3 car)
The Shrewsbury's can and on some hours do interwork with the Rugeley TV diagrams
Had a brilliant running last week with 153371+170511+153366 on a peak-time Shrewsbury!.....it can all change though!

Have you got details of all the LM DMU diagrams? I've always wanted to see if their DMU's could be better utilized.
 
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