Slam door farewell, how many times?

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As a fan of the slammers, its nice to see them get a good send off, but this about the 5th or 6th farewell tour!!!
Its much cheaper to look up their daily workings on the yahoo groups than keep paying out for a 'final farewell'.
 
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The thing about tours is you get a good run etc, such as the Ramsgate to Weymouth and return (with an extra train back to London)! Another thing about the Yahoo Groups is that the diagrams can change at short notice, as seen on a few meets :(
 

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To name a few farewells:

CEP Salute
SWT Slammer gala
Last Thump
The Lord nelson
CEP Tribute
Southern Belle
Flush D'or
Seaside Slammer

All the staff tours

Potential Farewell:
Sussex Slammer
 

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Maybe cheaper if you get PRIV, but for the rest of us the tours are excellent value for the mileage, although some more so than others.

At £10 the Flush D'Or was superb value! :shock:
 

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yorkie said:
Maybe cheaper if you get PRIV
If indeed you get priv its cheaper, if how ever you work for 1 of the few railway companies that gives its staff bugger all except free travel to courses, then it costs the same as everybody else pays 8)
 

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I'm reliably informed by Mr Staveley that this will be the last time, i wonder if thats the last time just like all the other last times though? 8)
 

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But there have been a LOT of lines to cover. Several trips were needed ;)

I've now covered almost all of the electrified lines on SWT, Southern and SET on Mk1 stock, in the space of a year, either on service trains or railtours :)
 
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I do know that - I was on the RTN staff from Weymouth - Bournemouth :roll:

1288gaje was saying, Galvanize forgot the Seaside Slammer... :roll:
 

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To be truthful, I hope it isn't the "last ever slam-tour", as although yes, we all want to get the piece of history of being on the last tour, but it is also like saying you hope a slammer dont work on the mainline again. Im pretty sure one of the SWT CIG's 1497 & 1498 (or maybe Blue VEP 3417) will work on some sort of tour in the next few years, the hastings unit has passed the safety case hasn't it, so I dont see why theres any reason why the SEG or SWT wont organise somthing like that.
 

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I don't doubt that there will be more. They're probably just using 'farewell' to emphasise that the units are currently disappearing from service trains.
 

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Technically, if they're using different numbered units everytime, every tour is a farewell tour for that particular unit?!

I think it will be a while before we see the last of the slammers, well hopefully :D
 

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Seth said:
I don't doubt that there will be more. They're probably just using 'farewell' to emphasise that the units are currently disappearing from service trains.
I've not heard of any more, so it may be the final one.

Oh well, there's always the Chiltern 121...
 

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yorkie said:
Oh well, there's always the Chiltern 121...
Yeah, but you've got to admit doing Prince Risborough-Aylesbury several times in a row would get a bit monotonous after a while. ;)

Marylebone-Snow Hill on the other hand...
 

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yorkie said:
Seth said:
I don't doubt that there will be more. They're probably just using 'farewell' to emphasise that the units are currently disappearing from service trains.
I've not heard of any more, so it may be the final one.

Oh well, there's always the Chiltern 121...
I've heard of another 3 tours coming up
 

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TheSlash said:
I've heard of another 3 tours coming up
Any idea of when/where to, etc?

I really do hope you're right!

I'd like to see another Thumper trip, I didn't do 'The last thump', and arguably they're the most interesting of the Southern region 'Slammers'.
 
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