This Saturday: West Coast 87s

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11th, Saturday

This is what's booked (subject, as always to alteration):-

87002 & 87010 + set VW80: 08:18 Wolverhampton to Euston.

87010 to Wembley.

87002 + set VW80: 11:33 Euston to Wolverhampton, 14:18 Wolverhampton to Euston, 17:33 Euston to Wolverhampton, 20:18 Wolverhampton to Euston, ECS to Wembley.

87019 + set VW81: 07:13 Euston to Preston, 11:25 Preston to Euston, 15:14 Euston to Preston, 19:25 Preston to Euston, ECS Euston to Wembley.

87012 + set VW98: Standby at Euston.
 
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I may do. Anyone got any ideas for a plan? the problem is Preston or London are both over 2 hours from me.
 

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setttt said:
So you'd sooner do Preston than Wolverhampton?
Wolverhampton is even further away from York, in terms of time at least.

But I'd say London-Preston is a better route to do.

If we got a group of 5 of us to go we could do it for £17 each. (London-Preston return)
 

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I have a problem - I'm out with my dad from 0900-1000 so can only get to euston for the wolverhampton dep at 1133. Not to worry if you'd rather stick to Preston though.
 

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Can't do Preston actually due to the timings. We could do Wolves. that would be £11 each (if 5 went).
 

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Two problems.

1. It now looks like there are no 87s out.

2. We still don't have enough people.

I only need an hour and a half's notice tomorrow, so could still make it.
 

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According to VWC Control @ 06.40, there will be no Class 87s in action today.

As of yesterday, control have been ordered not to use them.
Now when a Pendo fails the service will almost certainly be cancelled, rather than an 87 used.
 

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setttt said:
yorkie said:
According to VWC Control @ 06.40, there will be no Class 87s in action today. As of yesterday, control have been ordered not to use them.
What on earth is the reason for this?
Believed to be the SRA, who control Virgin's budget.

The SRA are watching every penny, they don't want any 87s on lease. All 87s are off lease now.

In the event of a pendo failure they may be able to hire EWS 90s at short notice, but if not then the service will simply be cancelled.

Alsthom claim they can provide enough Pendos for the new TT, however they do seem to be struggling to do so.
 

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jonb said:
What exactly is the 1514. and probably not Southerns fault either.
that was the 15:14 to Preston operated by Class 87
er, Southern cancelled 5 trains and mine 14:03 to Watford departed 14:20 :x
 

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Don't know if this was made clear to you but there were NO 87's out yesterday. All the diagrams were in the hands of Pendolinos.
 

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oh,great :x
running across the whole of london to see a 87 :roll:
fair well i did get a Voyager :P and got nearly locked on platform 16 :cry: :oops:
 
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