Overhead line damage south of Peterborough

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Johnny Lewis

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Well, I suppose it wouldn't be a trip on East Coast if there wasn't some kind of delay somewhere(!)

It is a bit annoying to see a succession of FCC EMUs trundle past on the Down Slow while we are sat (on the 08.30 KGX-NCL) on the Down Fast for goodness knows how long.

Apparently the delay is due to vandalism - how can people vandalise overhead wires; surely they would be killed, or am I just being a tad naive?

Do you think we will get offered any more breakfast as compensation for the delay? Some hope!
 
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jopsuk

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it's possible to vandalise OHL by throwing things at it- say from a bridge.

As for getting extra breakfast, that would in part rather depend on whether they have the supplies, wouldn't it?
 

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I hadn't thought of that. Too early on a Monday morning.

Anyway, we are on the move approx. 30 mins late; now at a halt just outside Peterborough station.

Plates have been cleared away, so no more breakfast I suspect (that comment was more than a little tongue-in-cheek anyway!)

The last two southbound trains to pass were both Grand Central; the first: a 180; the second, an HST. I didn't realise they were timed so close together, or are Grand Central now taking over the ECML by stealth...???
 

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it's possible to vandalise OHL by throwing things at it- say from a bridge.

As for getting extra breakfast, that would in part rather depend on whether they have the supplies, wouldn't it?

Indeed. Cable was thrown off Spittals bridge and was struck by 0800 ex London.
 
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