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Guinness

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I guess its there for Driver Training. I've never read or even heard plans for the Paddington operation to restart...
 

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Chaz said:
I guess its there for Driver Training. I've never read or even heard plans for the Paddington operation to restart...
er,the Voyager picture was taken a few years ago!! :)
there are no plans to go back to Paddington since "Operation Princess" has failed!! :x
 

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1288gaje said:
Chaz said:
I guess its there for Driver Training. I've never read or even heard plans for the Paddington operation to restart...
er,the Voyager picture was taken a few years ago!! :)
there are no plans to go back to Paddington since "Operation Princess" has failed!! :x
It says April 2005! :P
 

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FGWFan said:
http://julianwhitby4769.fotopic.net/c586352.html

Just a Voyager at Paddington for now, will get more up soon. Loads from the NE, London, Bristol area, down Southampton/Weymouth way...Will be finished soon.

Comments are welcome.

At least we have visual proof of a Voyager at Paddington!
well FGWfan can tell us when the photo was taken :)
 

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So, so wrong Jonathan!

Taken from the picture's Properties screen:

23 April 2005, 05:45:06

:P

EDIT: I've also got another picture of the Voyager which I thought I had deleted. It was taken just before the one you've all seen, not long after I'd arrived, shattered too, from a Night Bus trip! It's being uploaded with other pictures as I speak.

Knew no-one would believe me...
 

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Was VT at Paddington ever used? It must of been slow from New Street, must of taken ages on a 47....
 

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Picture is now uploaded, along with some of the collection from Doncaster, one at Swindon, again more will be uploaded soon.

Captions will be added when they're all uploaded and when I can be bothered.
 

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joy54 said:
I think some voyagers reverse in Paddington? Is this what this was FGWFan?
Voyagers stopped working services to Paddington in 2002 but they do still base some at Old Oak Common so maybe the train crew are based at Paddington or something...

And Yes VT did operate about 3 trains a day into Paddington and they were all 47's as far a Birmingham where an 86 sometimes took the train over but that was the "good old days" which sadly ended on the 19th August 2002.

I will see if I can scan some photos of VT 47's at Paddington...
 

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Used to be some Wolverhampton to Paddington and Manchester to Paddington trains. Ran via Leamington Spa to Reading then down to Paddington, always 47+Mk2s. The Voyagers are stabled at Paddington between duties at Reading quite often, and always have been.
 
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