That’ll explain why the shuttle was a 156/150 most of the time early this year.I believe that the Morecambe branch services, alongside the Cumbrian coast services are worked by Heaton based units, however, Heaton no longer has any Pacers and the returning Pacers will be based out of Newton Heath.
I don't think that's been the case since May 2018. The Morecambe shuttle starts and ends its day at Blackpool and is in a cycle with Ormskirk/Colne/Blackpool South diagrams. So Newton Heath units. Cumbria is still Heaton units as far as I know.I believe that the Morecambe branch services, alongside the Cumbrian coast services are worked by Heaton based units, however, Heaton no longer has any Pacers and the returning Pacers will be based out of Newton Heath.
Never a 150. Barrow crew don't sign them.That’ll explain why the shuttle was a 156/150 most of the time early this year.
The Morecambe shuttle has been a single unit diagram since May 2018. So there hasn't been a 150 this year. There hasn't been a 150 on a west-side Morecambe diagram since VHF came in and chopped the Liverpool-Morecambes.But Wigan do sign 150s, so they can go on selected diagrams. Without wanting to stray off topic a 153 went to Blackpool South this morning even though Blackpool don't sign 153s (It was a Blackburn diagram)
Looks like the Foxfield Railway have acquired 142055 for preservation! Second of the Merseyside sets to be preserved as well
Which pacer has been saved to go to butterleyLooks like there’s a combined Pacer preservation/scrap move from Gascoigne Wood tomorrow, firstly going from GW to Butterley MRC (presumably dropping off another 142 for preservation) then continuing from there to Sims Metals @ Newport Docks.
Here are the moves
GW to Butterley - https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K02165/2020-06-17/detailed
Butterley to Newport Docks - https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K02166/2020-06-17/detailed