Transfer of TPE 350/4s to West Midlands Trains (LNR)

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  1. dgl

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    Plus from the looks of it First did not account for such power supply limitations in their bid unlike Stagecoach, and are having problems because of it.
     
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    With 20/20 hindsight they could have been modified to DC and 2+2 seating for SWR and avoided the 442 debacle, but that still wouldn’t have needed them all. But when the 442 decision was made I guess no one knew they were to leave the West Midlands. I’m firmly of the belief that DC conversion or dual AC/DC is still possible though, somewhere.
     
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    I managed to catch 350404's last service for TPE (1M92 1708 Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly) in LNWR colours!
     
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    Some pictures I took yesterday of 350404.
     
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    nice one!
     
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    So, just as we have been directed to this thread from the 350/1 thread, 350404/5 and 10 are currently in use with LNW, all are as received from TPE, ie 2+1 i first class.
    350401 has been with LNW the longest and has been refurbished with 2+2 seating however it is suffering from a number of faults and has not been used in passenger service with LNW yet.
     
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    350404 and 405 were paired up yesterday working the 1847 Milton Keynes to Euston stopper.
     
  10. Rhinojerry

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    Saw 350406 (?) depart Preston at 1648 for Manchester Airport.

    It was in LNR livery. I take it then its still on lease to TPE? Anybody know different please?

    It was in Preston on Thursday when we left for Glasgow.
     
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  12. Bletchleyite

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    The LNR livery is rubbish, like the TOC. Reminds me of a packet of Trebor mints.

    It appears that, like operating an acceptable service, cleaning the flies off the gangway door is too much effort.
     
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    Apologies,i checked my piccy and it is indeed 403.old age and memory..aaagghh
     
  14. Midmat

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    Enjoyed a trip in 2+1 first class on a LNWR 350/4 today. Definitely worth the extra £8 for a 2.5 hour journey. Had to run down the platform though to avoid the 350/2 it was attached to.

    The luggage racks were also a nice change.

    Personally I like the outside livery although it clashes with some of the unconverted TPE colours inside.
     
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    Hopefully we will soon get pictures of what they look like plus the finished refurbished 350/4
     
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    406 is in its new colours for LNWR but no writing has been applied. I was on it from Carlisle back to Preston earlier today.
     
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    Thinking about it I do recall it was in the shed last week but I've been off a few days!
     
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    Saw 350410 at Euston last Friday
     
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    Anyone know what services the 350/4s are on today?
     
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    Just seen 350/405 at stafford working with a 350/2 (the BTP one) on the 15:55 to euston via trent valley
     
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    I've just enjoyed some 350/2 use for the first time and found them to be quite decent. A good mix of table and airline seats, and they zipped along quite nicely when required. Also a pleasing (non garish) interior decor.

    I'm surprised they're leaving as (with perhaps a couple of minor improvements) they seem well suited to their routes.
     
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    Sorry but this cannot have been a 350/2, may be a 350/3 which has the nearly same layout as a 350/1.

    The 350/2 have no tables and are mainly 3+2 layout in bays without airline style seats
     
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    They definitely were the 350/2's.

    3+2 seating and mostly in bays. Sorry - I meant to say 'bays' rather than tables in my previous post. Some small tables in the seating bays is one of the improvements I think could be made to them.
     
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    I agree, its a shame they are leaving but thats an issue with privatisation

    Now its new year, anyone got updates on when the next 350/4 move is happening?

    To the best of my knowledge apparently 403 will be next to transfer over?
     
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    Where will 350/2s be heading? Any ideas?
     
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    Most likely, it’s in the livery
     
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    Nothing confirmed but their is a thread in which users are discussing possible ideas
     
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    I’m surprised 403 wasn’t one of the first transferred - it was unbranded for months ever since it came back from being repaired
     
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    350404 and 410 in service today....401 and 405 both stopped.
     
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    Do you know what services they are on?
     

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