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What are your opinions on last night's events at Portsmouth?

In my opinion, they were absolutely brilliant [albeit they could have run the trains a bit quicker!!]
 
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Dave A

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tubechallenger said:
SWT only have the 3-CIGs left, so not much help.

3 :shock: That's pushing it a bit if there was a major problem with the others isn't it?
 
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Sorry, the 2 3-CIGs, Gordon Pettitt, and a few slammers currently in Bournemouth.
 

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tubechallenger said:
SWT only have the 3-CIGs left, so not much help.
they have some spare CIGs and VEPs at Fratton?, Woking and Clapham Yard
the 3cigs would be help as there are 3 of them
1 stored :x 1 at hard work :x ,1 derailed :x
 

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No they do have 3, 1497,1498 and 1499. 1499 is currently stored and rarely comes out.
 

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1499 replaced 1512/68002 as Bournemouth depot shunter when it was displaced from the Lymington Branch by 1498/1497. 1499 took over from 1198 which is now in preservation at the Dartmoor railway
Unfortunately, 1199 didnt make it to preservation, despite its unique life on the Brockenhurst branch
 

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Further, SWT has now got no diagrams booked for a slam door unit, nor any units on standby for emergency cover of failed desiros.
This i feel is a total disgrace to the railway legend, but as a compromise, SWT have kept back 4 slam door units for various duties
1499 {formerly 1394}?
1498 {formerly 1888}
1497 {formerly 1883}
3417 {Gordon Petit}
 
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The Lymington branch will still use slammers.
3417 is moving to the NRM.
 
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SWT staff have told me its definately going up there as an example of a slammer, interesting.
 
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