TPE Mark 5A coaching stock progress (includes images)

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  1. Fez14

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    Is Centaur coming back? A 68 should've left at 1300 but no reports yet
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    On its way 30 late
     
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  2. sjpowermac

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    Delayed at York due to being boxed in by two Class 170 units. The 170s wouldn’t multi-up and so had to be shunted platform 2 to 4 individually!

    0M68 on the move 30 late and confirmed as 68027 ‘Splendid’
     
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  3. Ben Bow

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    So did 68024 work 0P68, and is now returning to Manchester as 0M68? Meaning 68027 is still at York?
     
  4. sjpowermac

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    Apologies, workings as follows:
    68024 ‘Centaur’ 0P68 Longsight To York PSD.

    68027 ‘Splendid’ 0M68 York to Longsight.

    Original post now corrected.
     
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  5. _toommm_

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    Is it just a happy coincidence that the light loco moves are always 0x68, or has that been done on purpose?
     
  6. sjpowermac

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    I’d put money on it not being by chance;)
     
  7. BMIFlyer

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    When the trains were fitted with the required equipment by CAF, so over a year now.
     
  8. superalbs

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    Certainly missed that! Thanks.
     
  9. sjpowermac

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    68032 ‘Destroyer’ heads over the river Ouse at York with 0P68 Longsight to York via Scarborough on the morning of 13th May 2019.

    Another pic is here:
    https://flic.kr/p/S7Psre
     
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    68024 ‘Centaur’ at York this evening.
    It worked a full set of York to Scarborough driver refresher turns today:
    0B60 08:00 YRK-SCA
    0B61 09:00 SCA-YRK
    0B62 10:00 YRK-SCA
    0B63 11:00 SCA-YRK
    0B64 12:00 YRK-SCA
    0B65 13:00 SCA-YRK
    0B66 14:00 YRK-SCA
    0B67 15:02 SCA-YRK

    In addition
    68032 ‘Destroyer’ worked
    0P68 05:13 Longsight to Scarborough

    68019 ‘Brutus’ worked
    0P68 between Scarborough and York, recessing in platform 2 before working
    0M68 10:36 York to Longsight.

    In summary:
    68024 is now the York driver refresher, 68032 is now the Scarborough driver refresher.
     
  11. 61653 HTAFC

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    With all these refresher trips on the 68s, what's the situation with the DTs?
     
  12. sjpowermac

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    68024 ‘Centaur’ crossing the river Ouse on 0B60 08:00 York to Scarborough.
     
  13. sjpowermac

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    I don’t have any inside info but from observation the York and Scarborough trips remain light engine and work most days.

    Last week there were four days of trips for driver instructors on Nova 3 sets working Crewe-Carlisle-Liverpool-Carnforth-Preston/Crewe.

    I notice that so far this week the Crewe-Wavertree Junction light engine 68s have been caped, presumably these have finished now and from now on the Manchester drivers will be working Nova 3 sets. Perhaps this week is classroom instruction.

    Happy to be corrected on any of that;)
     
  14. Bornin1980s

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    That's the sort of thing I was thinking of. You see, the 68s are nicknamed 'purring cats' because of their quiet Caterpillar engines. I don't like the warship theme. Warships only kill people.

    My two cats have arrived. I called them Alara and Jessie.
     
  15. Darandio

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    No they don't, they also become involved in humanitarian efforts as well. A risk of drifting way off topic though.
     
  16. delt1c

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    Sorry but cats kill any wildlife they find, warships defend
     
  17. DunfordBridge

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    Goof photo, I have yet to see the new pedestrian bridge
     
  18. sjpowermac

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    Thank you, I’m pleased that you like the picture. There are some good views of the line from the Scarborough Bridge and it doesn’t obscure pictures taken from the riverside.
     
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    I would have suggested you cut the Gordian knot by naming your cats Lord President and Destroyer.
     
  22. Spartacus

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    Suppose it'll be practice for rescuing one. Loss of coolant on 68023 by all accounts.
     
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    The coolant must be Achilles' heel...
     
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    :lol: That was low!
     
  25. SP Man

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    If things go as currently planned it may be worth watching the set being returned to MID. Probably not a 68 but the same numbers though!
     
  26. The Northern Star

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    86605 & 86639 rescuing 68023 / TP04 and taking them to the MID then the pair of cans will take 68023 back to Crewe.
     
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    Cans reported at Wilmslow 1253 for MID with the stock but minus the 68

    CW
     
  28. Ben Bow

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    The second rake of mk.5's (set 6) should be accepted by TPE later today.
     
  29. sd0733

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    37407 was light engine coupled to the 68 in Crewe station earlier
     
  30. SP Man

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    For anyone interested, 86s heading back soon......with the same set.....dont ask!
     

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