Northern Pacer Withdrawals - Info?

Zooty

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I'm 99% certain I've saw a 150 working Lancaster to Morecambe earlier this year.

It departed from platform one at Lancaster and I'm almost certain it wasn't a service from Leeds.
At the start of the afternoon peak there's a Leeds service that does a double run Lancaster-Morecambe. This is the one that gets a Wigan crew. Could be that one you saw?
 
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150 001 went to Blackburn and 142090 and 142XXX came south an are back at Newton Heath ready to go back to work in a few weeks. NICE
142004 was the other one mate I believe there is a move booked for Monday 22nd June from Heaton - Newton Heath expected to be 4 x 142’s
 

Anvil1984

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Lots of STPs from Heaton to Newcastle and return tomorrow, wonder if that’s 142s on test?

All Northern trains are down as STPs until this is over. The 5Z.. services are staff trains to take mainline drivers to and from Heaton depot (instead of taxis) to pick up their units in the morning or drop them off on the night. RTT shows them timed as pacer but they will be 156 or 158 operated
 
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Seems a reasonable thing to do and something I thought they would do. At least it won’t be crowded and the bus seat versions are ideal for social distancing. 142’s often work in pairs with 15x’s
 

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Looks like they’re trying again with the move from Gascoigne Wood to Butterley then Newport Docks on Monday. Has been reported on Fb that 142011 + 142013 will be off to the Midland Railway for preservation with 142051 making its last journey down to Newport.


 
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At the start of the afternoon peak there's a Leeds service that does a double run Lancaster-Morecambe. This is the one that gets a Wigan crew. Could be that one you saw?
Yes, it was in the afternoon.

Where do the Wigan crew join? Lancaster? Where do the Northern crew go?
 

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10 round trips Keighley-Skipton-Kirkstall-Keighley
Four of the five round trip workings ran today, three went to Kirkstall, the last to Bradford Forster Square.
Managed to capture some of the action, 13 of the 15 units stored at Keighley feature here.

 

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Looks like the pioneer 144 is sadly doomed. It would appear that 144001 has been acquired by Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service for training purposes so no doubt that it’ll be getting wrecked!
 
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Proposed routes for the Pacers, starting in July.

Rose Hill and New Mills out of Piccadilly along with a Victoria to Blackburn and a Kirkby circuit.

Also the 1649 and 1949 from Piccadilly to Sheffield, might drop Pacers.
 

Mathew S

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Proposed routes for the Pacers, starting in July.

Rose Hill and New Mills out of Piccadilly along with a Victoria to Blackburn and a Kirkby circuit.

Also the 1649 and 1949 from Piccadilly to Sheffield, might drop Pacers.
You don't know which Kirkby circuit by any chance do you? Just so I can make a note of it for when I'm committing again.
 
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Regarding tomorrows 3Z01.
There’s only two coming down now apparently now on 3Z01 Heaton Depot - Newton Heath... I don’t know if anymore will be brought down at a later date.
 

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Paths have appeared for a gascgoine wood-newport docks via butterley MRC move again, believed to be 142051+142011+142013, with 011 and 013 getting dropped off at butterley.
 

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Paths have appeared for a gascgoine wood-newport docks via butterley MRC move again, believed to be 142051+142011+142013, with 011 and 013 getting dropped off at butterley.
The Gascoinge Wood - Butterley move has happened as scheduled
 

Ewan M

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Paths have appeared for a gascgoine wood-newport docks via butterley MRC move again, believed to be 142051+142011+142013, with 011 and 013 getting dropped off at butterley.
The doomed 142 is now en-route to Newport Docks for scrapping
 

Phil Scott

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Paths have appeared for a gascgoine wood-newport docks via butterley MRC move again, believed to be 142051+142011+142013, with 011 and 013 getting dropped off at butterley.
Have the identities been confirmed? Thanks
 

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Proposed routes for the Pacers, starting in July.

Rose Hill and New Mills out of Piccadilly along with a Victoria to Blackburn and a Kirkby circuit.

Also the 1649 and 1949 from Piccadilly to Sheffield, might drop Pacers.
I guess some will just be kept for spare, guess they'll try to prioritise more comfortable fleet if possible for service ?
 
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The Pacers are back!

With Mr Jackson behind the controls and the wonderful Manchester Skyline in the background, 142087 leads 142068, 142065 and 142071 on the late running 3Z01 Heaton TMD - Newton Heath TMD, seen powering past the lens at Miles Platting.

 

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