Marooned Pendolino cars?

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David Goddard

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Just been looking up a few places on Google Earth and came across an unusual sight just to the West of Newton Station in South Lanarkshire.

On the Up Fast line avoiding the station, there are a pair of Pendolino Driving cars sitting back to back, with no loco or similar in the vicinity. This could clearly be a fluke of the filming, having sandwiched two images together, but the join between the two cars is so distinct that it looks like just a pair of driving cars.

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Google maps involve a lot of cut and stick jobs. There are previous threads regarding this, I think from memory that the 2 halfway had been stuck together as 2 seperate images for continuity. There are some locations with 2 completely different classes stuck together but can't remember where for the life of me.

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That picture make it look like 221144 to me, which consists of just the two driving vehicles and which I believe is still in Virgin Trains livery.
 

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That picture make it look like 221144 to me, which consists of just the two driving vehicles and which I believe is still in Virgin Trains livery.
It's a 390, and as explained above, it comes from cutting and pasting images together.
 

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That picture make it look like 221144 to me, which consists of just the two driving vehicles and which I believe is still in Virgin Trains livery.
But pendolinos dont have the pantograph wells on the driving cars?
And 221144 is at crewe?
And it doesn't look like a voyager? :|
 

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That picture make it look like 221144 to me, which consists of just the two driving vehicles and which I believe is still in Virgin Trains livery.
Nope, it's definitely the two driving cars of a Pendolino, with the intermediate carriages having been "spliced" out by Google as they put slightly different images together.
 

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Nope, it's definitely the two driving cars of a Pendolino, with the intermediate carriages having been "spliced" out by Google as they put slightly different images together.
Thats crazy, the join looks incredibly fine.
 

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And 221144 is at crewe?
I thought that the two driving cars of 221144 were still at Central Rivers, keeping the regular shunting loco company most of the time? Can't recall whether I saw it last time I passed the depot on the 21st.
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Thats crazy, the join looks incredibly fine.
Yeah, there's a few other examples as well, which as richw says were mentioned on a previous thread a few months ago: There's what appears to be a 2+14 FGW HST somewhere, and there's also instances when two trains will appear within a single signalling section, sometimes the same train appearing twice.
 

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The whole image in the thumbnail above is clearly patched together, the angle of the train in comparison to the surrounding scenery makes it look as though it's leaning right over, all very odd!
 

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Yeah, that's typical of google maps. For example, if you go into Street view in Paignton, for bits you get a 142 sat in the station, then a voyager, then a little while on the pacer again. Woolworths also dissapears and comes back - that's the making of google maps for you!
 

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Yeah, that's typical of google maps. For example, if you go into Street view in Paignton, for bits you get a 142 sat in the station, then a voyager, then a little while on the pacer again. Woolworths also dissapears and comes back - that's the making of google maps for you!
I'm there now and can't find much apart from a steam train thing gone whack.
 

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All the high-detail photography (such as this) is from low-level aerial surveys. You can see the point as you zoom in and out where the images change from true satellite photography to aeroplanes- usually the point where the clouds vanish
 
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