New job... with a bonus

Status
Not open for further replies.

Turbostar

Member
Joined
15 Aug 2006
Messages
1,039
Location
Plymouth, Devon
Well, started a new job on tues (19/09), with the added bonus of the GWML out of Plymouth to Exeter running alongside, literally. So much so, every time a train goes past, you can quiet clearly identify what it is, it's that bad, esepcially when the HST's go past Exeter-bound starting the climb up Hemerdon Bank lol! Don't worry, I'm not skiving off at every opportunity to watch the trains, I do have work to do! lol :-P

Mart
 
Sponsor Post - registered members do not see these adverts; click here to register, or click here to log in
R

RailUK Forums

Coxster

Established Member
Joined
9 Jun 2005
Messages
9,244
Well, started a new job on tues (19/09), with the added bonus of the GWML out of Plymouth to Exeter running alongside, literally. So much so, every time a train goes past, you can quiet clearly identify what it is, it's that bad, esepcially when the HST's go past Exeter-bound starting the climb up Hemerdon Bank lol! Don't worry, I'm not skiving off at every opportunity to watch the trains, I do have work to do! lol :-P
When Dad's work moved back to Farnborough alongside the South Western Mainline he ensured his bench was at the window. I seem to remember it had a saw taken to the corner of it to fit around a pillar :lol: Just outisde his window is good for photos with a train every few minutes, although indoors is good for sitting and watching the regular trains as it has to be kept to a nice cool temperature due to the electronics or something.

http://www.picture-rail.co.uk/gallery/47/47703.htm
http://www.picture-rail.co.uk/gallery/450/450059.htm
http://www.picture-rail.co.uk/gallery/159/159015.htm
http://www.picture-rail.co.uk/gallery/442/Unidentified2.htm
http://www.picture-rail.co.uk/gallery/444/444007.htm
http://www.picture-rail.co.uk/gallery/444/444031.htm
http://www.picture-rail.co.uk/gallery/450/450011.htm

 

Turbostar

Member
Joined
15 Aug 2006
Messages
1,039
Location
Plymouth, Devon
lol Of course! ;) Well, I did manage to see a Virgin 57 heading light Exeter bound today, plus the usual HST's, a few 158's including 750, & a 159. Also, have notice a few of the new MTU-engined units are running down here, you can tell as you don't have that 'woosh' a Valenta-powered unit has, but then I guess you already know that lol. ;)

Mart
 

afterburner

Member
Joined
31 Aug 2006
Messages
20
Location
Royston, Herts
Hah my desk at work looks right out over the ECML at Stevenage - my office building is right next to the line. Great for watching trains, but I don't think my workmates appreciate it all that much as the building shakes and the noise permeates the office quite easily when the GNER sets go past, especially the screaming HSTs... :lol:
 

Turbostar

Member
Joined
15 Aug 2006
Messages
1,039
Location
Plymouth, Devon
Like I said, I havn't got time to stand all day watching what goes past! lol ALthough when on lunch & having a cig outside (we're not allowed to smoke inside! lol), I did see 158765 heading Exeter bound, & a Central Trains liveried 158 Plymouth bound, & a Voyager lol.

Mart
 

Turbostar

Member
Joined
15 Aug 2006
Messages
1,039
Location
Plymouth, Devon
Tell you what I have seen a few times over the past week, & got a sight of it again today, is the Vovo coach in one of the sets (it's the one with the screens built into the headrests, & other gizmos on it as well), painted in grey/silver with Vovo branding etc. on the side. Sticks out like a sore thumb against the rest of the train! lol

Mart
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top