St Philips Marsh Open Day 2/05/16

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  1. MikeHoward940

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    There is to be an Open Day at St Philips Marsh HST Depot on 2nd may.

    This is in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the HST.
     
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    Thanks for that,I know similar events take place over the weekends,
    so is Monday the best day?
     
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    It's a bank holiday....
     
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    Assuming that it's likely to close with the introduction of the class 800's / 801's this must surely be the last opportunity to take a look round the depot.
     
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    Absolutely not destined for closure. There will a substantial number of DMU sets based at SPM post class 800 introduction.
     
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    I think Bank holiday Monday is an excellent decision.
     
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    SPM most definitely is not closing when the 395GTIs are introduced!
     
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    Any link or further details?

    Any visiting units, loco's or shunters perhaps?
     
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    From an internal source:

    "We are looking to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the HST and looking at repainting the first of the production power cars (43002) in an historic livery".

    My guess (the source did not elaborate further) will be blue/grey.
     
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    I too would like more details, must attend this.
     
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    This would seem like an ideal opportunity for the prototype HST power car to pay a visit, especially now that the 125 Groups' three mark 3 carriages have been reliveried to match.

    Alongside a production power car returned to as delivered "flying banana" livery it would surely be quite fitting, and quite appealing to photographers.
     
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    Will this be a "ticket only" event or will you be able to just turn up on the day, please? I have tried to google this event but can't find this info,

    Thanks
     
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    I've also heard that the "refreshed" DMU stock will be on display, with 150001, 150232, 158956, plus a green turbo on display
     
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    Still unable to find any concrete information about this event anywhere.
     
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    I hope to make this event :)
     
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    It's quite an industrial area isn't it? What is the parking likely to be like or will they be running train shuttles from Temple Meads?
     
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    From the wsr.org website news section "D7017, it is likely this loco will be attending this event ;)
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    From the wsr.org website news section "D7017, it is likely this loco will be attending this event ;)
     
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    Just bought mine, 14 quid for an adult ticket. You get sent a print at home ticket via email. There's a send to smartphone option too.

    It says a limited number of tickets will be available on the day.
     
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    I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this list passed to me third or fourth hand but may be of interest:-

    Subject: St Philips Marsh Open day
    locos/units confirmed subject to availability:

    -Class 08 08663
    -Class 08 08822
    -Class 20 20001
    -Class 20 20205
    -Class 31 31162
    -Class 35 D7017
    -Class 40 40013
    -Class 41 41001
    -Class 43 Virgin Trains East Coast
    -Class 43 Great Western Railway
    -Class 43 East Midland Trains
    -Class 43 Cross Country Trains
    -Class 43 43040 (BR Blue and Yellow livery)
    -Class 46 46045
    -Class 50 50049
    -Class 57 GWR Green
    -Class 66 GBRF
    -GWR Green Turbo
    -GWR Green Class 150
    -GWR Springboard Livery 158798

    -Avon Fire and Rescue Road Rail

    Other steam and heritage diesels will be confirmed nearer the time
     
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    Sounds like a great event.
     
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    Looking forward to it
    Thanks,
    Ross
     
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    Just booked tickets, and got a good deal on some advances!:D
     
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    What deal was that?
     
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    Reading to Bristol TM for £14.40 return
     
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    Am hoping to go to this :D it looks interesting :D
     
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    The event is now being advertised on stations ... well, at Newport at least.

    I saw a poster this afternoon on the station; it is on the lift shaft for platforms two and three, although I didn't have time to have a good look at it. I'll see what I can do tomorrow.

    Edit: Yes, it says something like "Celebrate 40 Years of the High Speed Train with Us" and then goes on to say where and when the event will be and how to book tickets.

    Edit Two: I've had another look at this advert,. and the wording is:

    Title: "Opening the Doors of 40 Years"

    Explanation: "We are celebrating 40 Years of the High Speed Train at St Phillips Marsh Depot so come along to our Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May and get up close to trains of all shapes and sizes."

    Sub Title: "40 Years 1976 - 2016"

    Followed by an explanation of the times, prices and how to get tickets.
     
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    Details now on GWR website under explore the west banner. Free shuttlebus from Temple Meads.
     
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