Northern Class 142 sightings

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  1. IamTrainsYT

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    No chance of one going to buxton. Pacer tends to mean “slightly crappier train” to rail travellers rather than class 14X
     
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    2020-02-07 18.04.49.jpg 142011 at Bamford on the 16:49 Man Picc to Sheffield service this evening :)
     
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    And the bus seated beauty at Sheffield with the 18:14 to Man Picc :)
    142011 7-2-20 SHF KvW.jpg
     
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    142036 was on the front of the 14:39 Piccadilly-Rose Hill this afternoon.
     
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    142036 was on the front of the 14:39 Piccadilly-Rose Hill this afternoon.
     
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    142078 working the 19:14 Sheffield Manchester
     
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    I wonder if they'll keep them even longer.
    Listening to the news article on BBC Radio Manchester, Northern have said that the new trains are going 3000hours before a breakdown incident whereas the pacers apparently are achieving 8000hours.
     
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    142078 as the rear half of the 19:14 Sheffield to Man Picc this evening
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    Great photo
     
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    Wanting to ride a pacer to clitheroe tomorrow, anyone know if there are set diagrams they run? If so when from Manchester Victoria please
     
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    Bikeman78 wrote on the Pacer withdrawal thread:-
    0642 and 0842 Rochdale to Blackburn, repeat every 3 hours.
    0814 and 1018 Rochdale to Clitheroe, repeat every 4 hours.
     
  12. IamTrainsYT

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    Dosent exist on Saturday
     
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    :lol: when new trains only last ⅓ of the time of marmite trains between failures! :lol:
     
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    142055 on the 11:00 SYB - MCV
    142058 on the 12:18 RCH - CLH
    With a photobombing 142026 ;)
     

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    Exactly, I've found that Class 150s or 153s are often referred to as "Pacers" or "bone rattlers" interchangeably.
     
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    Do you often take you pet out for a walk with no lead on?
     
  17. IamTrainsYT

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    Sometimes :lol:

    here is 142058 at clitheroe
     

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    142047 on the 14:41 Rochdale - Blackburn
     
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    142051 on the 15:13 Man Vic - Kirkby
     
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    142055 on the 15:23 Man Vic - Stalybridge
     
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    142055 on the 16:23 Man Vic - Stalybridge
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    The 18:12 Man Vic to Wigan Wallgate this evening has 142051 on it. Pictured at Swinton.
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    142078 has come out to play on the 18:18 Rochdale - Clitheroe
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    *edited to add image*
     
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    All 5 of the class 142s that were out today :)
     

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    Well done tracking them all down! :D
     
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    Thanks. Was taking to the driver of 055. He said one (that was running to Rochdale) is finishing Tonight. He had no clue of the number.
     
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    I only listen to the radio, but on Radio 4 in the last few days I've heard;
    Some politician from Manchester say 'when we jump on a train for the 2 - hour journey over the Pennines - it's a Pacer!'
    and ( on R4 'Today', I think) a BBC transport expert reporting live from a railway station in the North saying 'and there's a Pacer leaving - you can probably hear it'; but I could only hear a Sprinter/Super Sprinter.
    Of course, they're often described as 'old bus bodies on freight trucks'.

    Possibly it's because 'Pacer' is a snappy name that's easily remembered even if you aren't any good at detail - an advantage to politicians and journalists.

    What will the new bogey-man be when the Pacers are extinct? ,
     
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    As mentioned before, “Pacer” is pretty much just a byword for any kind of 80s (or even 90s) British diesel. The purple Northern Sprinters look pretty boxy themselves, to be fair, so it’s not like they look hugely different to the untrained eye.
     
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    142078 paired with 150144 on the Clitheroe line this morning.
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    With the back cab door left wide open, thought it would be rude not to take some pictures. :)
    https://flic.kr/p/2iqSwhm
     
  30. IamTrainsYT

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    i was also on that! funnily enough all 5 pacer services i travelled on today were on time.
     

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