TPE Mark 5A coaching stock progress

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  1. robk23oxf

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    Inspector Morse.
     
  2. LNW-GW Joint

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    Endeavour was the name of James Cook's ship on his first Pacific voyage.
    He was from the Middlesbrough area so certainly has a geographical connection with the TPE service.
    The ship was also a local Whitby "cat".
    The ship for his second and third voyages was Resolution, also a Whitby cat, and is the name given to 68 022.
     
  3. berneyarms

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    I do think that the other poster was being slightly facetious!
     
  4. Ben Bow

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    5M68/5F69 is on the move again this morning, but not the mileage run.
     
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    Every cloud and all that. Ha ha.
     
  6. supervc-10

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    And yet Wolf of Badenoch was then repaired, while the Pacer was absolutely destroyed!

    [​IMG]
     
  7. LOL The Irony

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    Look at the door on the pacer :lol:. And the roof is collapsing.
     
  8. supervc-10

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    That photo made me never want to get in one! The difference in damage between the 87 and the Pacer is just ridiculous.
     
  9. Spartacus

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    To be fair any stock of similar construction would likely suffer the same fate, look at Lunan Bay in 1975 which occurred at half the speed.

    Anyhow, any Mk5 gen?
     
  10. Ben Bow

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    To summarise, from various sources (non-official however) :
    Set 9 - accepted 4 weeks ago, currently engaged in staff training but requires work before it can be used in passenger service.
    Set 6 - completed mileage runs 2 weeks ago, but not accepted, yet. Possibly tomorrow?
    Set 4 - due to start mileage runs yesterday, but that didn't happen.
    Set 3 (?) - Longsight, used as a source of spares to keep sets 6 and 9 running.

    3 other sets in the UK - location Crewe/ Manchester, status??
    4 sets yet to be shipped from Spain.
    2 other sets, status?? Still at Portbury??

    (Apologies to anyone 'in the know' if any of that is way off the mark)
     
  11. Erniescooper

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    Set 6 hopefully handed over Wednesday
    Set 4 FFR Monday
    Set 1 and 3 at Longsight
    Set 2 and 5 Crewe South Yard
    Everything else is in Spain and next delivery at end of May
     
  12. Ben Bow

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    Many thanks for that, really appreciated.
     
  13. Bornin1980s

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    Are there still any 68s at York?
     
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    I believe there's one in P2 still.
     
  15. gimmea50anyday

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    Last I looked there was two in Leeman Road Siemens, one on P2 at York and one in Scarbados. However I am on leave this week!
     
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    68027 ‘Splendid’ York platform 2
    68019 ‘Brutus’ Scarborough

    If 68027 is missing from platform 2, the chances are it’s out on a driver refresher trip to Scarborough.

    The two that were on the Siemens Depot (68021/29) left last Friday.

    Hope that helps:)
     
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    Proof that the 87's were so much better built, even more than the 'Skodas'
     
  19. sjpowermac

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    In addition to Monday’s 0P68/0M68 there’s also a one way trip on Friday, and presumably that brings a fresh pair of locomotives to the York Siemens Depot.

    Friday 17th May 2019
    0P68 04:57 Longsight to York Siemens Depot
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/N31843/2019/05/17/advanced

    I hope it’s ok to post this in the ‘Sturctural integrity of Pacers/Class 87s/Class 90s’ thread...;)
     
  20. Ben Bow

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    That coincides nicely with the driver class 68 courses recommencing on Monday 20th May.
     
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    68027 ‘Splendid’ in platform 2 at York.

    Another light engine move booked for:

    Sunday 12th May 2019
    0M68 13:00 York to Longsight

    It seems like there’s going to be a right old switch around!

    Fingers crossed it runs:)
     
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    Nice photo. Managed to catch one of the sets running in to Lime Street from Carlisle. Anyone know if any runs are planned in to Lime Street on 15/05?
     
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    Tomorrow, there is one each way.

    Inbound 0P68:
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O05220/2019/05/12/advanced

    Return 0M68:
    http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O05214/2019/05/12/advanced

    I don't know if these are in addition to the Monday moves, or instead of them.
     
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    I’m pleased that you like the photo:)

    I wonder if this week there might be a pause in training with the Nova 3 sets? The runs last week were for driver instructors. I’d guess some classroom based training would come first for drivers.

    Just guesswork, happy to be corrected:)
     
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    We could break with tradition and use names like "Garfield" or "Simba" :E
     
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    The Crewe to Liverpool driver training with Set09 is supposed to start later in the week but I’m not sure of any timings or if it just replaces the Wavertree Jn light engine trips
     
  28. sjpowermac

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    Many thanks for that, always greatly appreciated.
     
  29. sjpowermac

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    68024 ‘Centaur’ on York PSD having arrived with 0P68. Thanks to ‘D6700’ for the shout:)
     
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    How long have the destination screens been fitted?
     

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