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Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by yorkie, 24 Feb 2017.
In theory yes but when the swanage service to wareham gets off the that's going to be 1st gen DMU's
Outward opening cab door should not be open on a moving train - it's out of gauge!
Do you mean actually doors to outside they were all shut only window people may filmed out
How unkind. Donating them to a heritage railway would be a nice gesture.....
It was certainly fun on the bubble and squeak railtour to Marylebone, we got up to 70mph! Youtube vid (not mine, I was on the tour!)
What about the twice daily Jacobite steam service from Fort William to Mallaig throughout the summer timetable using vacuum braked Mk1's. Which has been running every summer since 1984.
2z91 11.40 Aylesbury - Princes Risborough worked by 55020 leading 55034 so both are out to play.
What on earth has that got to do with this thread?
Watch the video the OP posted. The rear cab door is clearly not closed properly with the yellow fluorescent band visible and the handle not horizontal, and nobody is in the cab.
It points out that the Bubbles aren't the last vacuum braked stock in regular mainline operation.
the presence or otherwise of vacuum braked trains / stock in *regular* service on NR metals ...
Quick vid of the 2 passing through Nash Lee on 2z91 on the last day.
I'd call that an extremely tenuous link! It looked like a WCRC plug to me!
It answered a direct question asked by another poster.
I did say service train, by which I meant to exclude charter and day excursion type trains.
See my previous post.
Well am sitting here on the last ever bubble in pax service from Aylesbury and its full of cranks!
Hats off to Chiltern though for fixing 121020 for the last day and organising today's festivities and putting up with us all! It's been great fun.
Sad it will soon be all over.
C'est la vie... :cry:
Does anyone know what's happened to the other Chiltern bubble, 55022 (960012)? The blue/grey one.
I was on it too - I'm a casual train licker. Most folk on there were plain weird!
I understand that 020 was running on one engine all day? So not actually fixed.
I think it has been sold for preservation, but I'm not sure who/where/when.
Good to see so many folks turning out to see the bubble cars off, and absolutely brilliant that 121020 made it back into service at the eleventh hour.
A really nice touch by the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway to have their two bubble cars on display at PRR during the lunchtime cake cutting ceremony.
Well done to Chiltern for running additional Bubbles today, including the 2009 Aylesbury-Princes Risborough and return.
I was really pleased to be wandering out of Morrisons at about 8pm and saw both the bubble cars pootling out of Aylesbury back up to the depot sidings. Unfortunately the Calvert binliner was going the other way so obscured the view a bit, but I did at least get to see them running in tandem, which was really nice.
I thought I would never get to ride them one last time as I was chucked off the second working, thankfully they managed to revive it in time for the 1419 departure. Predictably one of the most modern parts of it failed - the GSM-R
Chiltern just got a whole lot less fun today. No more buffets or trollies on the mainline and no more bubbling down to Risborough.. :cry:
Well, at least there's still Bubbles in Derby!!
The final day was a fun romp and the sight of not one but FOUR bubbles at Princes Risborough was certainly something to behold.
I've put all my photos from the day in this gallery (spread out between the buses as my friend and I decided to make a day in High Wycombe out of it - the farwell ceremony is on Page 3) - https://mkttransportphoto.smugmug.com/2017/May-2017/Chiltern-Bubble-Farewell-19-May-2017/i-Xdm3Rp4
The B/G bubble car was 960014, rather than 960012. It was sold a little while ago, along with the ATW bubble car.
Great pics there Tom.
Gutted I missed the cake cutting ceremony, were there freebies to be had?!
Is that the Mayor of Risborough or Aylesbury saying a few words in that pic with the crowd? What time was all this??
Have to say though, I was slightly disappointed with the number of idiots along the line who seemed to think they had the right to to trespass on the railway to take pictures. Several were not just line side, past the boundary fence but were on or near the line as well. We were sitting behind the cab at the rear going towards Risborough on one trip and even seen one guy take his pic and then walked onto the four-foot to take another as we passed..
This is just irresponsible behavior and not on, people really should know better... :-x
55022 (960014 -977873) is currently at Southall
The family went on the last ride from Aylesbury to princes Risborough yesterday. They are now both retired and ready to be sold. End of an era. If you look up BBC south Oxford 19th may o iplayer you will find the farewell.