Network Rail Unit At Manchester Victoria Today

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  1. northernrail

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    Hi,
    At about 12:50PM this afternoon i saw the top half of a Network rail Unit heading North through Manchester Victoria, was it 950001, if not does anyone know what it was?
     
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  3. Hydro

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    NR only have one unit 950001 so yes it was, and it was doing some video surveying for the Northern Hub project.
     
  4. northernrail

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    Is it Due Back anytime soon?
     
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    Not sure, it returned to Derby after spending a week in the North West so it may be a few months before it comes back to Manchester.
     
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    Dangit! I had no idea that this was around here, let alone a whole week...

    Phil 8-)
     
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    The Only reason i saw it was because the quicker way home was blocked so i went around the senic route and hey presto, theres a yellow unit:D
     
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    There's a couple of diagrams that have it based out of Longsight for a week at a time.
     
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    Ah yes, taking the scenic route does sometimes pay off. Done that myself on quite a few journeys and bagged myself a few goodies.

    Cheers bud, I'll need to keep an eye out for them.

    Phil 8-)
     
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    On the note of the Network Rail stuff, I was at Chesterfield yesterday and I saw in the distance a train coming which obviously wasn't stopping, the it dipped left down the goods line, So I was thinking to myself that it would be the first time id seen a passenger train through the new platform 3.

    I had just put my camera away and had no chance of getting it out again, and imagine how gutted I was when I realised it was the New Measurement Train! I have only seen this once before in the siding outside Newcastle. Needless to say I was and still am gutted, I can't see that photo opportunity coming round again very soon, and I had my video camera to, that would have been some video!

    :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    The NMT goes down through Chesterfield many a time, flitting between Derby and Newcastle. It's not uncommon by any means.
     
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    I know, its just not very often that I'm at Chesterfield, not for any period of time anyway.
     
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    Saw a Network Rail train near the Alstom Pendolino Depot not far from Piccadilly on Wednesday, not sure if it was the same on.
     
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