What is this DRS movement from Newport docks (sims group)?

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  1. Shaza

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    Whilst checking for freight at Bristol I came across this odd movement.

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R02068/2020-02-03/detailed

    I don’t get why that would be a freight service from Newport docks (sims group) terminating at Bristol temple meads.

    What’s also odd is that the operator is DRS and the description of service says “Abellio”.

    I’m at a complete loss about what this could be and if it will even run.
     
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  3. JN114

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    Light engine off a scrap move maybe?
     
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    There's no inbound working on RTT (for three previous days).
     
  5. Spartacus

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    Wouldn’t this be it?

    https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R63209/2020-02-03/detailed

    Just seems like whoever’s planned it hasn’t used the same exact location for the previous working, and probably hasn’t thought that the inward being later in than booked would result in the loco off it requiring to be retimed. 8 minutes to turn around isn’t likely to happen.
     
  6. JN114

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    RTT isn’t an authoritative source of train running information. I’ve run trains under VSTP arrangement that haven’t ever shown up in RTT before or after the event.
     
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    Of course. All I had to show was a lack of evidence, rather than evidence of no trains. I made sure to mention RTT in order to give the appropriate (lack of) authority to the information.
     
  9. Southern Dvr

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    Bit of a mystery this one. No sign of where it goes or what it does after getting to Bristol.

    also runs on Wednesday.
     
  10. Shaza

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    The movement has just been activated on RTT. I know it doesn’t confirm that it will ever move but it at least suggests something may happen.
     
  11. Spartacus

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    It's an auto-call schedule so doesn't really mean anything.
     
  12. Southern Dvr

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    And it didn’t happen
     
  13. Shaza

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    Second chance on Wednesday, same timing
     
  14. Southern Dvr

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    And it didn’t happen (again!)
     
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    If it’s any help, it was 0Z37 and supposedly operated by DRS.

    The line code/platform “SPR” at Temple Meads is what’s throwing me off.
    I believe that’s the station siding either between 5-7 or 3-5, as its path is on the Down Filton Main and through Bristol East Jct on the Down Main too.
     
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