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Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by John Taylor, 20 Nov 2018.
Around Teesside this morning were.. 142 026/66/78/90 and 93.
142024 on 2M14 12:18 Leeds to Manchester Vic.
142019 on 1J15 12:20 Leeds to Southport.
142046 on 2S89 16:14 Sheffield to Manchester Picc.
142001 on 2R23 18:09 Manchester Picc to Rose Hill Marple.
142001 on 2H75 18:45 Rose Hill Marple to Manchester Picc.
142004 on 2W66 19:08 Wigan NW to Stalyvegas.
142013 still on the Morecambe branch, now on 2C89 22:06 Lancaster to Morecambe.
142023 seen at Leeds a short time ago waiting to work 2A65 10:25 Leeds [LDS] - Knottingley [KNO]. http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/Y51002/2019/02/17/advanced
On yesterdays wanderings
142017 08.18 Salford Cres- Victoria ( Wallgate - Victoria)
142004/042 09.06 Smithy Br- Rochdale (Bburn - Southport)
142039/057 09.55 Todmorden Littleborough( Bburn - Southport) ( Looks like you may have this service further down the line DJPONTRACK)
142005/cl150 10.23 Littleborough - Accrington ( Southport- Bburn) Good pacer thrash on the climb to Copy Pit
142064 and 142047 covered two of the Preston Colne diagrams
later in the day 142048 and 142061 where on Rochdale- Bburn/Clith diagrams
I saw 039/057 at Salford Cent mate. I was on 142003 on 1J06 09:24 Southport to Leeds at the time. I was on 003 from Burscough Bridge to Leeds which was a decent bit of mileage for a 142.
142087 - 2R30 - 06:06 Doncaster-Sheffield
142003 - Sat in platform 7 at Doncaster, 05:45 (a 144 was sat in front of it, not coupled)
142015 - 2N21 - 15:15 Sheffield to Leeds via Bolton On Dearne (1st Unit, 2nd unit 144001)
142079 - 2C70 - 13:53 Hull to Sheffield
Where will 142001 likely be found tommorow?
Is 142001 out today? If so where?
142065 - 8. 30 Sun - Hexham
142028 - 2L20 - 15:02 Sheffield to Leeds
142020 - 2R69 - 15:05 Sheffield to Adwick
Couple os 142s at Manchester Victoria today
142046 on 2C75 07:23 Lancaster to Morecambe.
142033 on today's Stalybridge to Stockport working.
After a year of hunting, I finally clear my final Northern Pacer. 142057 on late running 2L74 from Blackburn to Southport!
How many of these are going into preservation for railtours etc?
142047 on 2C80 18:45 Morecambe to Lancaster.
142047 on 2C71 22:39 Lancaster to Morecambe.
Unit 142001 is apparently going to the National Railway Museum in York for preservation as part of the country's railway history. I still think that a 143 and a 144 should be preserved too.
If there's any Pacer that's in a better condition than the others, I suspect they'd get preserved on some heritage branchline somewhere. The others that are in a more far worse condition would be stripped of parts to keep those in preservation going and with 93 class 142 units to choose from, there should be enough spares to keep a small preserved number of them going for another 30 years. I'm also including the better examples of the class 143's and 144's that could well end up running around in preservation with bits of 142 fitted to it (likewise with bits of ruined 143 and 144 fitted to a 142).
However the number of Pacers that may go into preservation is at the moment is how long is a piece of string?
142027 on 2C78 08:54 Morecambe to Lancaster.
142044 + 153330 on 1D97 18:36 Leeds to Manchester Vic.
at Middlesbrough today were 142 019/22/64/7/96
142004 on 2C71 09:30 Lancaster to Morecambe.
What are the chances of them still being in service in August 2019?
There is a suggestion that 143625 should go to the Scottish National collection at Bo'ness as it is the last Scottish built train (Class 19 ex DVT aside...). Rather than a nice to have, this would actually fit in with the museum's collection policy.
156488 + 142037 on 2S62 09:20 Colne to Blackpool South.