Ta. Is there any reason for this? Is one a new livery and the other gradually being phased out? Do you ever get a situation where a door gets damaged and has to be replaced by one of the wrong colour?
The thing I find untidy is how the fairings over the underframe equipment are often either missing completely, or there are bits missing. It does look untidy.
Just had a thought, the 465 units with missing underframe covers, are they the units that have recently had the Hitachi parts added?
ah, I think I might have seen 375308, but on the doors some of the lilac had peeled off showing a plum-like colour
Talking of 375s, I'm a northerner whose trips to Southeastern territory rarely take him beyond London and the Dartford lines, so all I ever travel on is 465s/466s, 376s and 395s. Last night I stayed in a hotel in Rainham and got the elusive west curve at Sittingbourne (), so was able to do a bit of 375 watching. I saw a 3-car set at Sittingbourne. Are there 3-car 375s, or was this just a case of the fourth coach being damaged and temporarily removed?
I did the evening move at Sittingbourne. I had a work related meeting in Strood this morning so stayed at the Premier Inn at Rainham to facilitate getting the curve. What a palaver!
The 3-car set was attached to a 4-car one on a Victoria > Ramsgate/Dover working. The 3-piece would have formed the Dover portion from Faversham.
2U92 calls at Queenborough, Swale, Kemsley, Newington, Rainham and Gillingham. It bypasses Sittingbourne as it goes via the Western Junction (goes off to the the right onto the Up Main of the Chatham Main Line) rather than the usual Eastern Junction (off to the left onto the Down Main).
And it was probably meant to be a 8 car train but had a 4+3 due to stock issues.
I know; I was on it from Queenborough to Rainham
What do the 3-car sets normally work? How many of them are there?
Why not Sheerness? :P
And there are 10 375/3s. There were 30 built but 20 went to Southern to be reclassified as 377/3 (as well as having Tightlock couplers replacing the Dellner). They are used to make up 10 car 375s as well as use on the Medway Valley Line (and rarely on the Sheerness Line)
From May TT change the 375/3s will be solely used as the main Medway Valley Line traction, freeing up some Networkers (mainly 466s) to strengthen London trains most likely.
And there are 10 375/3s. There were 30 built but 20 went to Southern to be reclassified as 377/3 (as well as having Tightlock couplers replacing the Dellner).
Surely the other way around? 375's were originally built with Tightlocks, 377's had Dellner from new. 375's subsequently lost their Tightlocks in favour of Dellners once the last of the Mk.1 EMU's went.
A 3-car 375 makes up the via Dover Priory portion of the Ramsgate splitters on occasion I'm sure. Certainly used 3 car units quite often travelling down to Deal.
I've been to Sheerness before, and the retunr fare was £1.10 less to Queenborough. Plus it was shack scratch for me.
Where do Southern use their 3-car Electrostars then?
Of course, that yellow livery wasn't just Southeastern and South Easterns, it was actually Connex's to start with! As for the purple door livery, is that the one with the dark blue underframes or the white underframes?The yellow door livery is the old Southeastern one from when they took over from South Eastern in 2006.
The purple door livery is the new livery for the Networkers and a handful of Electrostars.
Of course, that yellow livery wasn't just Southeastern and South Easterns, it was actually Connex's to start with! As for the purple door livery, is that the one with the dark blue underframes or the white underframes?
All 375's have their interiors refreshed (new seat covers + more CCTV camera's) i believe now.
I would quite like to see a 375 in the dark blue high speed livery, might they'll most like go the same white and blue-ish doors like the 465/466's.
I dont know about the 376's as that's Metro and im stuck in the Dover & East Kent region