TPE Mark 5A coaching stock progress (includes images)

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  1. modernrail

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    Small detail but I am surprised they could not full recess the internal carriage end information screens.
     
  2. Ben Bow

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    Thanks for that summary, very useful/interesting.
     
  3. sjpowermac

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    Thank you for saying so and very welcome:)

    One thing that surprised me at York on Thursday was that unlike on the trips in early February there was no door opening. Maybe ASDO (if that was being tested) was just being checked at stations with short platforms.

    All the info screens inside and out were working perfectly:)
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  4. paddyb6

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    Any runs in the coming week
    Thanks
     
  5. sjpowermac

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    It looks like there’s a distinct lack fun across the Pennines this week. The only possible working I can see is a light engine run.

    Monday 1st April 2019
    10:26 Crewe Gresty Bridge DRS-York P SD
    Returning as
    15:01 York P SD to Manchester International Depot.

    It’s an odd one, in the past such moves have been TP crews but this one isn’t. At the moment York P SD is empty but I guess the working might be one or more of 68020/21/29 going home.
     
  6. Erniescooper

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    There is a customer testing run booked for Monday night but the route has not been decided yet.
     
  7. sjpowermac

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    Many thanks, as always, for the information. Fingers crossed for York;)
     
  8. The Northern Star

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    Wednesday should be Set 6 / 68026 3C91, 3B92, 3H93.

    Thursday Set 9 / 68026 on the same workings.

    Friday Set 6 / either 68030 or 68020 or 68023 (depending on availability) on the same workings.
     
  9. TBSchenker

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    is there a particular reason the same loco is swapping sets? Something to do with software!
     
  10. sjpowermac

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    E840E784-CEC6-48E0-B722-5A4C05308B11.jpeg 68024 ‘Centaur’, which I assume worked in on today’s 10:26 Crew Gresty Bridge DRS to York P SD.

    68020 ‘Reliance’ has gone from platform 2, so maybe that was on the 15:01 York-MID.
     
  11. D6700

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    Not sure why this has been posted here, as it's got nothing to do with Class 68's or Mk5A stock. It's just a WTT path that is available to move FLHH loco's across the Pennines from their depot. There's a WTT path in the opposite direction, too.

    That'll be right, although the York to Manchester path was changed today and went to Crewe Gresty Bridge.
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O95545/2019/04/01/advanced
     
  12. sjpowermac

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    Anything for tomorrow to the end of the week + RTT links thanks
     
  14. paddyb6

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    Can't seem to find on RTT have you got a link to the RTT page
     
  15. sjpowermac

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    If you put Lonsight Down Goods Loop into RTT that covers all the test trains. The telltale sign is that usually the Class 68 hauled ones are listed as ‘Diesel Locomotive trailing load 245 tonnes’. I say ‘usually’ because things planned at very short notice can display something else (see the links in post 2890 for examples!).

    The usual circuit for mileage accumulation is:
    05:15 MID-Carlisle
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/P86061/2019/04/03/advanced

    08:12 Carlisle-Bletchley
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/K01579/2019/04/03/advanced

    15:32 Bletchley-MID
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/P86062/2019/04/03/advanced

    I’ve copied links for you for what seem to be Wednesday’s workings but please do be aware things do change at very short notice and there’s no guarantee of them running.

    Your best bet is to do the RTT search for Longsight Down Goods Loop before setting out. Good luck:)
     
  16. _toommm_

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    Just missed it at Piccadilly now through P13 - looked and sounded amazing though :D
     
  17. Ben Bow

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    68024 'Centaur' should be running in the usual paths today between York and Scarborough on driver refresh trips (08.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 ex York and 09.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00 ex Scarborough).
     
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    Today's runs from Carlisle to Bletchley are cancelled due to a problem with the train - unsure whether it's the coaches or the loco.
     
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    Based on https://wiki.openraildata.com/index.php/Delay_Attribution_Guide

    Assuming it's correct (being a third party source), the code (MC) implies that it was a loco issue. The page suggests another code if the coaches were at fault.
     
  20. sjpowermac

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    Many thanks indeed. Here’s 68024 ‘Centaur’ Arriving in York on 0B67.
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    Saw it en route to Crewe a while ago. Smart looking set! Thanks for all the excellent photos sjpowermac :).
     
  25. Ben Bow

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    That would be really excellent. However, I saw a description of the run elsewhere described as "a fault finding run" rather than "fault free mileage accumulation", whilst probably somewhat tongue-in-cheek I sadly fear that there is some real truth in it.
     
  26. sjpowermac

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    Yes, very smart looking indeed.

    I’m pleased that you like the pictures, greatly appreciated. I just wish there were a few more chances to see the Nova 3s through York;)
     
  27. sjpowermac

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    Hmmm, just how many more faults can there be to find? Anyhow, fingers crossed, as ever;)
     

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