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Why do you guys always put 'TS' after the year number of trains running on the Jubilee, Northern etc? I know it stands for 'tube stock' but it is misleading and unecessary. Staff employed in all aspects on LUL never use that at suffix they only ever say the year followed by the word 'stock' E.G. 1938 STOCK, 1995 STOCK. If it is ever abbreviated it is just the last two numbers of the year. I.E a '59 or a '62 In the case of SSL trains it's only the designated letter that is used and never the year following. 'D' 'C' 'A' etc.

So can we use the proper nonclemature for naming LUL trains and drop this completely unofficial way of putting things please? After all you would not say that a certain loco is a 'DELTIC DL' or a '73 EL' would you? So why define tube trains that way?
 
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I picked it up from using Dave's forum - it's always been the norm over there. The 73ts ;))) equipment & fuse location book I was given on work experience also refers to the stock as "73T/S". Strange eh?
 
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Must be a recent thing then because all the official docs I have [mind you donkey's years old] never say 'TS' although the acual words 'tube stock' were used on occasion. It's the same with this modern [wrong] TREND OF SAYING 'COP' stock. There was never any such stock 'CO' yes 'CP' yes 'COP' no. the trailer cars in such units were classed as COP because thay could be marshalled with either type.

So if you want to be accurate the 'TS' is wrong
 
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