Where have 159s ran to?

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causton

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I was at Waterloo the other day and saw 2 159s in adjacent platforms. One had a guard next to it who was issuing tickets for an imminently-departing Exeter service (15:20 on Friday), however the destination blind on the train said DREM. The guard looked like a good man, giving out advice and he had his Avantix out issuing excesses and upgrades etc.

The one alongside was out of service, and the blinds were scrolling through destinations in alphabetical order, and I unfortunately just missed taking a picture of it saying Hatfield! It also scrolled through Hitchin and others, but there were so many I was there for about 4-5 minutes and it was still on H.

So...

a) If anyone knew that guard, congratulate him on my behalf for being excellent!
b) I presume all 159s have a common destination blind setup then?
c) Have 159s ever run to places like Hitchin or Hatfield? I mean, not even FCC trains have Hatfield as a destination AFAIK, so why a 159 would have it is beyond me! I don't think I saw Hertford show up in any form though...!
d) Has anyone got a picture of a 159 with the destination as Hatfield, or can help me finding/obtaining one?

I expect B and C are the easiest to answer, so you can skip A and C :D
 
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I know someone posted a list of destinations from the NSE days of the 159s, included Tonbridge if i recall correctly.
 
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I understand that 158s and 159's have a digital destination blind, so its easy to program every station in the network in. For example on some airport runs they even had foreign destinations for promotion :)
 
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Class 158 and class 159 units have Vultron International LTD destination controller fitted in the cabs, which contain a chip with hundreds of destinations stored on them.

There are 2 different databases for the class 158 / 159 destination codes:

Database 1: is the original list of destinations that were programmed onto the chips when the class 158 / 159 units were brand new.
001 Aberdare to 648 Ystrad Mynach - this gives you an insight as to how many codes there are. Not every code has a destination assigned but nearly all do, them that dont come up with DEAD NUMBER if you enter it on the display in the cab.


Database 2: is the updated list of destinations that were reprogrammed as time went on and the need for more destinations to be added to the list.
001 Aberadare to 872 Ystrad Mynach - you can see the big jump in the code number for Ystrad Mynach from Database 1. Not every code has a destination assigned but nearly all do, them that dont come up with DEAD NUMBER if you enter it on the display in the cab.


The picture in a previos post of the class 159 at Waterloo showing Drem, the actual destination Code for DREM is 228. Also if the unit was scrolling through all destinations, it was in Display System Test which is code number 998, which scrolls through all destinations on the chip until it is cancelled.

For peoples information here is a list of which database is used on the TOCs 158 / 159 units.

Arriva Trains Wales - use database 2.
East Midlands Trains - use database 1.
First Great Western - use database 2.
First Scotrail - use database 1.
Northern Rail - use database 1.
South West Trains - use database 2.

Whilst looking through the complete list of database 2 codes, i came across these ones which stood out to me.

091 Birkenhead Cen
092 Birkenhead Nth
173 Coalville
405 Hitchin
445 Ironbridge
528 London Gospel Oak
606 New Barnet
709 Rose Rail Link

The database 2 codes cover all of destinations for Local services out of London Paddington where FGW 16x Turbos run to. Also covered are all stations on the Birmingham - London Euston stopping services including St Albans Abbey.

Hope this helps in some way.
 

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Thank you - the above posts were just what I was looking for! Interesting that New Barnet is in there as well - and Gospel Oak - perhaps they had GOBLIN aspirations for the 158/9s?

In any case, cheers for all the responses :)
 
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Here is a full list of the database 1 codes (original list), ignore the 0+ and the code number is the last 3 digits, Eg Aberystwyth is 004.


0+001 ABERDARE
0+002 ABERDEEN
0+003 ABERGAVENNY
0+004 ABERYSTWYTH
0+005 ABERDEEN VIA PERTH
0+006 ABERDEEN VIA KIRKCALDY
0+007 ABERDEEN VIA DUMFERMILINE
0+008 ABERDEEN
0+009 ABERDEEN VIA CUMBERNAULD
0+010 ALFRETON AND MANSFIELD PARKWAY
0+011 ALLERTON
0+012 ALNMOUTH
0+013 ALTRINCHAM
0+014 AMBERGATE
0+015 AIRDRIE VIA YOKER
0+016 ANDERSTON
0+017 ALLOA
0+018 ARBROATH
0+019 ARRIVA TRAINS
0+020 ARRIVA TRANSPENNINE
0+021 ADROSSAN TOWN
0+022 ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH
0+023 ASTON
0+024 ATTLEBOROUGH
0+025 AUCHINLECK
0+026 AVONMOUTH
0+027 AVIEMORE
0+028 AXMINSTER
0+029 AYLESBURY
0+030 AYR
0+031 BALLOCH
0+032 DEAD NUMBER
0+033 BANBURY
0+034 DEAD NUMBER
0+035 BANGOR
0+036 BARGOED
0+037 BARMOUTH
0+038 BARNETBY
0+039 BARNSLEY
0+040 BARNSTAPLE
0+041 BARNT GREEN
0+042 BARRHEAD
0+043 BARRHILL
0+044 BARROW IN FURNESS
0+045 BARRY
0+046 BARRY ISLAND
0+047 BARRY ISLAND VIA NINIAN PARK
0+048 BARRY VIA NINIAN PARK
0+049 BARTON ON HUMBER
0+050 BASINGSTOKE
0+051 BATH SPA
0+052 BLAIR ATHOLL
0+053 BATHGATE
0+054 BATTERSBY
0+055 BECCLES
0+056 BEDFORD
0+057 BEDWYN
0+058 BEESTON
0+059 BELLGROVE
0+060 BERE ALSTON
0+061 BERWICK
0+062 BETWS-Y-COED
0+063 BEVERLEY
0+064 BIDSTON
0+065 BINGHAM
0+066 BEVERLEY VIA HULL
0+067 BIRKENHEAD NORTH
0+068 BIRMINGHAM
0+069 BIRMINGHAM INTERNATIONAL
0+070 BIRMINGHAM MOOR STREET
0+071 BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET
0+072 BIRMINGHAM SNOW HILL
0+073 BISHOP AUCKLAND
0+074 BLACKBURN
0+075 BLACKPOOL NORTH
0+076 BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH
0+077 BLACKPOOL SOUTH
0+078 BLAENAU FFESTINIOG
0+079 BLAKE STREET
0+080 BLETCHLEY
0+081 BLYTHE BRIDGE
0+082 BODMIN PARKWAY
0+083 BOLTON
0+084 BOOTLE
0+085 BOSTON
0+086 BOURNE END
0+087 BOURNEMOUTH
0+088 BOURNVILLE
0+089 BRADFORD FORSTER SQUARE
0+090 BRADFORD INTERCHANGE
0+091 BRIDGEND
0+092 BRIDGWATER
0+093 BRIDLINGTON
0+094 BRIGHTON
0+095 BRISTOL PARKWAY
0+096 BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS
0+097 BROMSGROVE
0+098 BROUGHTY FERRY
0+099 BRUNDALL
0+100 BURNLEY CENTRAL
0+101 BURTON ON TRENT
0+102 BURY ST EDMUNDS
0+103 BURSCOUGH BRIDGE
0+104 BUSBY
0+105 BUXTON
0+106 CAERPHILLY
0+107 CALDICOT
0+108 CAMBRIDGE
0+109 CAMBRIDGE AND HARWICH PQ
0+110 CAMBRIDGE VIA NORWICH
0+111 CARDENDEN
0+112 CARDIFF BAY
0+113 CARDIFF CENTRAL
0+114 CARDIFF
0+115 CARDIFF QUEEN STREET
0+116 CARDIFF QUEEN STREET VIA NINIAN PARK
0+117 CARK AND CARTMEL
0+118 CARLISLE
0+119 CARMARTHEN
0+120 CARNFORTH
0+121 CARSTAIRS
0+122 CASTLE CARY
0+123 CHARTER
0+124 CHATHILL
0+125 CHELTENHAM SPA
0+126 CHEPSTOW
0+127 CHESTER
0+128 CHESTER VIA WARRINGTON CENTRAL
0+129 HEBDEN BRIDGE VIA HALIFAX
0+130 CHESTERFIELD
0+131 CHINLEY
0+132 CHIPPENHAM
0+133 CLEETHORPES
0+134 COALVILLE
0+135 CLEETHORPES VIA RETFORD
0+136 COLCHESTER
0+137 COLNE
0+138 COLWYN BAY
0+139 CORBY
0+140 CORYTON
0+141 COSFORD
0+142 COVENTRY
0+143 COWDENBEATH
0+144 COWDENBEATH VIA KIRKCALDY
0+145 CRAVEN ARMS
0+146 CREDITON
0+147 CREWE
0+148 CREWE AND BIRMINGHAM
0+149 CREWKERNE
0+150 CRIANLARICH
0+151 COOMBE JCT
0+152 CROMER
0+153 CROY
0+154 CUMBERNAULD
0+155 CUPER
0+156 CWMBRAN
0+157 DALMUIR
0+158 CARNOUSTIE
0+159 DANESCOURT
0+160 DARLINGTON
0+161 DEPOT
0+162 DEAD NUMBER
0+163 DORE
0+164 DEANSGATE
0+165 DENBY DALE
0+166 DERBY
0+167 DIDCOT PARKWAY
0+168 DINGWALL
0+169 DISLEY
0+170 DONCASTER
0+171 DORCHESTER
0+172 DORRIDGE
0+173 DOVEY JUNCTION
0+174 DRIFFIELD
0+175 DROITWICH SPA
0+176 DUNBARTON CENTRAL
0+177 DRONFIELD
0+178 DUNFERMLINE VIA KIRKCALDY
0+179 DUMFRIES
0+180 DUNBAR
0+181 DUNBLANE
0+182 DUNDEE
0+183 DUNFERMLINE
0+184 DURHAM
0+185 DYCE
0+186 EAGLESCLIFFE
0+187 DUMFERMLINE VIA KIRKCALDY
0+188 EARLESTOWN
0+189 EAST GARFORTH
0+190 EAST KILBRIDE
0+191 EASTLEIGH
0+192 EDINBURGH
0+193 EDINBURGH VIA FALKIRK GSTON
0+194 EDINBURGH VIA FALKIRK HIGH
0+195 EDINBURGH VIA KIRKCALDY
0+196 EDINBURGH VIA SHOTTS
0+197 EDINBURGH VIA STIRLING
0+198 ELGIN
0+199 ELLESMERE PORT
0+200 ELY
0+201 ELY VIA NORWICH
0+202 EVESHAM
0+203 EXETER CENTRAL
0+204 EXETER ST DAVIDS
0+205 EXMOUTH
0+206 FALKIRK GSTON
0+207 FALMOUTH DOCKS
0+208 FAREHAM
0+209 FELIXSTOWE
0+210 FILEY
0+211 FISHGUARD HARBOUR
0+212 FORRES
0+213 FORT WILLIAM
0+214 FOUR OAKS
0+215 FRATTON
0+216 FROME
0+217 GAINSBOROUGH
0+218 GARSCADDEN
0+219 EDINBURGH VIA GLASGOW
0+220 EDINBURGH VIA DUNFERMLINE
0+221 EDINBURGH VIA CUMBERNAULD
0+222 GATESHEAD METROCENTRE
0+223 GATWICK AIRPORT
0+224 GIGGLESWICK
0+225 GIRVAN
0+226 GLASGOW CENTRAL
0+227 GLASGOW CENTRAL VIA KILMARNOCK
0+228 GLASGOW QUEEN STREET VIA FALKIRK GSTON
0+229 GLASGOW QUEEN STREET VIA FALKIRK HIGH
0+230 GLASGOW CENTRAL VIA SHOTTS
0+231 GLASGOW QUEEN STREET
0+232 GLASGOW VIA CARLISLE AND DUMFRIES
0+233 GLASGOW VIA FALKIRK GSTON
0+234 GLASGOW VIA FALKIRK HIGH
0+235 GLENEAGLES
0+236 GLOSSOP
0+237 GLOUCESTER
0+238 GOOLE
0+239 GOUROCK
0+240 GRANTHAM
0+241 GT MALVERN
0+242 GT YARMOUTH VIA ACLE
0+243 GT YARMOUTH VIA NORWICH
0+244 GREENBANK
0+245 GREENFIELD
0+246 GRANGEMOUTH
0+247 GRIMSBY TOWN
0+248 GROSMONT
0+249 GUIDE BRIDGE
0+250 GEOREMAS JUNCTION
0+251 GUISELEY
0+252 GUNNISLAKE
0+253 HADFIELD
0+254 HALESWORTH
0+255 HALIFAX
0+256 FALKIRK GSTON VIA CUMBERNAULD
0+257 HALTWHISTLE
0+258 DEAD NUMBER
0+259 HAMILTON WEST
0+260 HARLECH
0+261 HARROGATE
0+262 DEAD NUMBER
0+263 HARTFORD
0+264 HARTLEPOOL
0+265 HARWICH PQ AND NORWICH
0+266 HARWICH PARKESTON QUAY
0+267 HARWICH TOWN
0+268 HATFIELD
0+269 HATTON
0+270 HAVERFORDWEST
0+271 HAYMARKET
0+272 DEAD NUMBER
0+273 DEAD NUMBER
0+274 DEAD NUMBER
0+275 DEAD NUMBER
0+276 HAZEL GROVE
0+277 HAWARDEN BRIDGE
0+278 HEBDEN BRIDGE
0+279 HELENSBURGH CENTRAL
0+280 HORTON IN RIBBLESDALE
0+281 INVERNESS VIA ABERDEEN
0+282 HELSBY
0+283 HEDNESFORD
0+284 HENLEY IN ARDEN
0+285 HENLEY-ON-THAMES
0+286 HEREFORD
0+287 HERTFORD NORTH
0+288 HEWORTH
0+289 HEXHAM
0+290 HEYSHAM SEA TERMINAL
0+291 HIGH WYCOMBE
0+292 HINCKLEY
0+293 HITCHIN
0+294 HOLYHEAD
0+295 HONITON
0+296 HOOTON
0+297 HORSFORTH
0+298 HOUGH GREEN
0+299 HULL TRANSPENNINE
0+300 HOWDEN
0+301 HUDDERSFIELD
0+302 HULL
0+303 HUNTS CROSS
0+304 HYNDLAND
0+305 ILKLEY
0+306 INVERGORDON
0+307 INVERKEITHING
0+308 INVERNESS
0+309 INVERNESS VIA DUMFERMLINE
0+310 INVERNESS VIA KIRKCALDY
0+311 INVERNESS VIA STIRLING
0+312 INVERURIE
0+313 IPSWICH
0+314 IPSWICH AND CAMBRIDGE
0+315 IPSWICH VIA CAMBRIDGE
0+316 IPSWICH AND NORWICH
0+317 IRLAM
0+318 IRONBRIDGE
0+319 KENDAL
0+320 KETTERING
0+321 KIDDERMINSTER
0+322 KEIGHLEY
0+323 KEITH
0+324 KILMARNOCK
0+325 KILWINNING
0+326 KINGS LYNN
0+327 KING`S NORTON
0+328 KIRKCALDY
0+329 KIRKCALDY VIA COWDENBEATH
0+330 KIRKBY
0+331 KIRKCONNEL
0+332 KIRKHAM AND WESHAM
0+333 KIRKHILL
0+334 KNARESBOROUGH
0+335 KNOTTINGLEY
0+336 KNUTSFORD
0+337 KYLE OF LOCHALSH
0+338 LADYBANK
0+339 LAIRG
0+340 LANARK
0+341 LANCASTER
0+342 LARBET
0+343 LARGS
0+344 LEAMINGTON SPA
0+345 LINLITHGOW
0+346 LEEDS
0+347 LEEDS VIA BRADFORD
0+348 LEEDS VIA HALIFAX
0+349 LEEDS VIA HARROGATE
0+350 LEICESTER
0+351 LEEDS VIA BRIGHOUSE
0+352 LENZIE
0+353 LETCHWORTH
0+354 LICHFIELD CITY
0+355 LICHFIELD TRENT VALLEY
0+356 LINCOLN
0+357 LEEDS VIA MOORTHORPE
0+358 LISKEARD
0+359 LANGLEY GREEN
0+360 LIVERPOOL LIME STREET
0+361 LIVERPOOL TRANSPENNINE
0+362 LIVERPOOL VIA HALIFAX
0+363 LLANELI
0+364 LLANDAF
0+365 LLANDEILO
0+366 LLANDOVERY
0+367 LLANDRINDOD
0+368 LLANDUDNO
0+369 LLANDUDNO JUNCTION
0+370 LIVERPOOL VIA HALIFAX
0+371 LONDON GOSPEL OAK
0+372 LONDON KINGS CROSS
0+373 LONDON LIVERPOOL STREET
0+374 LONDON MARYLEBONE
0+375 DEAD NUMBER London Fenchurch Street????
0+376 LONDON PADDINGTON
0+377 LONDON ST PANCRAS
0+378 DEAD NUMBER london waterloo?????????
0+379 LEUCHERS FOR ST ANDREWS
0+380 LONG EATON
0+381 LEEDS VIA BARNSLEY
0+382 LEEDS VIA MOORTHORPE
0+383 LEEDS VIA FEATHERSTONE
0+384 LEEDS VIA CASTLEFORD
0+385 DEAD NUMBER
0+386 LONGBRIDGE
0+387 LONGTON
0+388 LOOE
0+389 LOWESTOFT
0+390 LOUGHBOROUGH
0+391 LYMINGTON TOWN
0+392 MACCLESFIELD
0+393 MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE
0+394 MACHYNLLETH
0+395 MAIDENHEAD
0+396 MALLAIG
0+397 MALTON
0+398 MANCHESTER AIRPORT
0+399 MANCHESTER OXFORD ROAD
0+400 MANCHESTER PICCADILLY
0+401 MANCHESTER VICTORIA
0+402 MANCHESTER VIC VIA HALIFAX
0+403 MANCHESTER VIC VIA BRIGHOUSE
0+404 MANORS
0+405 MARCH
0+406 MARKET RASEN
0+407 MARKINCH
0+408 MARKS TEY
0+409 MARLOW
0+410 MARPLE
0+411 MARSDEN
0+412 METROCENTRE
0+413 MATLOCK
0+414 MELTON MOWBRAY
0+415 MERTHYR TYDFIL
0+416 MICKLEFIELD
0+417 MIDDLESBRO
0+418 MIDDLESBRO TRANSPENNINE
0+419 MILFORD HAVEN
0+420 MILLOM
0+421 MILNGAVIE
0+422 MILTON KEYNES CENTRAL
0+423 MONTROSE
0+424 MOORTHORPE
0+425 MORECAMBE
0+426 MORETON IN MARSH
0+427 MORPETH
0+428 MOTHERWELL
0+429 NAIRN
0+430 NARBOROUGH
0+431 NEW BARNETT
0+432 NEW HOLLAND
0+433 NEW MILLS CENTRAL
0+434 NEWARK NORTH GATE
0+435 NEWBURY
0+436 NEWCASTLE
0+437 MUIR OF ORD
0+438 NAIRN
0+439 NEWCASTLE
0+440 NEWCASTLE VIA DUMFRIES AND CARLISLE
0+441 NEWCASTLE VIA MIDDLESBROUGH
0+442 NEWCRAIGHALL
0+443 NEWPORT
0+444 NEWQUAY
0+445 NEWTON
0+446 NEWTON ABBOT
0+447 DEAD NUMBER
0+448 DEAD NUMBER
0+449 NEWTON LE WILLOWS
0+450 NEWTOWN
0+451 NEILSTON
0+452 NINIAN PARK
0+453 NORTH BERWICK
0+454 NTH WALSHAM
0+455 NORTHAMPTON
0+456 NORTHWICH
0+457 NORWICH
0+458 NORWICH VIA ACLE
0+459 NORWICH VIA REEDHAM
0+460 NOTTINGHAM
0+461 NUNEATON
0+462 NUNTHOPRE
0+463 OAKHAM
0+464 OBAN
0+465 OLD TRAFFORD
0+466 OLDHAM MUMPS
0+467 ORMSKIRK
0+468 OXENHOLME
0+469 OXFORD
0+470 PAIGNTON
0+471 PAISLEY CANAL
0+472 PAISLEY GUILMOR STREET
0+473 PAR
0+474 PATRICK
0+475 PENARTH
0+476 PENARTH VIA NINIAN PARK
0+477 PEMBROKE DOCK
0+478 PENISTONE
0+479 PENZANCE
0+480 PERRY BAR
0+481 PERTH
0+482 PERTH VIA KIRKCALDY
0+483 PERTH VIA CUMBERNAULD
0+484 PETERBOROUGH
0+485 PETERBOROUGH VIA CAMBRIDGE
0+486 PLYMOUTH
0+487 PONTYPRIDD
0+488 POOLE
0+489 PORT TALBOT
0+490 PORTH
0+491 PORTHMADOG
0+492 PORTSMOUTH AND SOUTHSEA
0+493 PERTH VIA STILRING
0+494 PERTH VIA DUNFERMLINE
0+495 PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR
0+496 POTTERS BAR
0+497 PONTEFRACT BAGHILL
0+498 RAMBLERS EXCURSION
0+499 PRESTON
0+500 PRESTWICK
0+501 PITLOCHRY
0+502 PWLLHELI
0+503 RADYR
0+504 READING
0+505 REDCAR
0+506 REDDITCH
0+507 REDRUTH
0+508 REEDHAM
0+509 RETFORD
0+510 RHYL
0+511 RHYMNEY
0+512 ROCHDALE
0+513 ROSE GROVE
0+514 SCARBOROUGH TRANSPENNINE
0+515 RUGBY
0+516 RUNCORN
0+517 SCARBOROUGH VIA HULL
0+518 SALISBURY
0+519 SALTASH
0+520 SALTBURN
0+521 SAXMUNDHAM
0+522 SCARBOROUGH
0+523 SCARBOROUGH VIA HALIFAX
0+524 SCUNTHOPRE
0+525 SEAHAM
0+526 SEATON CAREW
0+527 SELBY
0+528 SELLAFIELD
0+529 SEVERN BEACH
0+530 SHAW
0+531 SHEFFIELD
0+532 SHEFFIELD VIA BARNSLEY
0+533 SHEFFIELD VIA MOORTHORPE
0+534 SHEFFIELD VIA PENISTONE
0+535 SHERINGHAM
0+536 SETTLE
0+537 SHIRLEY
0+538 SHREWSBURY
0+539 SHOTTS
0+540 SHEFFIELD VIA DONCASTER
0+541 SKEGNESS
0+542 SKIPTON
0+543 SLEAFORD
0+544 SLOUGH
0+545 SMALL HEATH
0+546 SHEFFIELD VIA LEEDS
0+547 SOUTH WIGSTON
0+548 SOUTHAMPTON
0+549 SHEFFIELD VIA RETFORD
0+550 SOUTHPORT
0+551 SPALDING
0+552 STALYBRIDGE
0+553 STRENSALL
0+554 ST AUSTELL
0+555 ST ERTH
0+556 SORRY NOT IN SERVICE
0+557 ST HELENS JUNCTION
0+558 STIRLING VIA CUMBERNAULD
0+559 STRANRAER FOR BELFAST AND DUBLIN
0+560 STANHOPE
0+561 ST IVES
0+562 STANSTED AIRPORT
0+563 STAFFORD
0+564 STALYBRIDGE
0+565 STAMFORD
0+566 STEETON
0+567 STIRLING
0+568 STOCKPORT
0+569 STOCKTON
0+570 STOKE ON TRENT
0+571 STONEHAVEN
0+572 STONEHOUSE
0+573 STOURBRIDGE JUNCTION
0+574 STOURBRIDGE TOWN
0+575 STOWMARKET
0+576 STRANRAER
0+577 STRAFORD UPON AVON
0+578 STRATFORD UPON AVON via Henley in Arden
0+579 STRATFOURD UPON AVON via Solihull
0+580 STROUD
0+581 SUDBURY
0+582 SUNDERLAND
0+583 SWANSEA
0+584 SWINDON
0+585 TAFFS WELL
0+586 TAMWORTH
0+587 TAUNTON
0+588 TEIGNMOUTH
0+589 TELFORD CENTRAL
0+590 TENBY
0+591 THETFORD
0+592 THORNABY
0+593 THURSO
0+594 TODMORDEN
0+595 TOPSHAM
0+596 TORQUAY
0+597 TOTNES
0+598 TREHERBERT
0+599 TROWBRIDGE
0+600 TRURO
0+601 TWYFORD
0+602 TYSELEY
0+603 WAKEFIELD KIRKGATE
0+604 WAKEFIELD WESTGATE
0+605 WALSALL
0+606 WAREHAM
0+607 WARMINSTER
0+608 WARRINGTON BANK QUAY
0+609 WARRINGTON CENTRAL
0+610 WARWICK
0+611 WATFORD JUNCTION
0+612 WELLINGBOROUGH
0+613 WELSHPOOL
0+614 WELLINGTON
0+615 DEAD NUMBER
0+616 WEMBLEY
0+617 WEYMSS BAY
0+618 WEST CALDER
0+619 DEAD NUMBER
0+620 WEST RUISLIP
0+621 WESTBURY
0+622 WESTON SUPER MARE
0+623 WEYMOUTH
0+624 WEYMOUTH QUAY
0+625 WHITBY
0+626 WHITEHAVEN
0+627 WICK
0+628 WIGAN NORTH WESTERN
0+629 WIGAN WALLGATE
0+630 WILMSLOW
0+631 WINDERMERE
0+632 WINDSOR AND EATON CENTRAL
0+633 WOLVERHAMPTON
0+634 WOODLEY
0+635 WORCESTER FOREGATE STREET
0+636 WORCESTER SHRUB HILL
0+637 WORKINGTON
0+638 WORKSOP
0+639 DEAD NUMBER
0+640 WREXHAM CENTRAL
0+641 WREXHAM GENERAL
0+642 YARMOUTH
0+643 YEOVIL JUNCTION
0+644 YEOVIL PEN MILL
0+645 YORK
0+646 YORK VIA HALIFAX
0+647 YORK VIA HARROGATE
0+648 YSTRAD MYNACH
0+649 ROMSEY
0+650 RUGELEY TOWN
0+651 RUGELEY TRENT VALLEY
979 CHARTER
980 DEPOT
981 EXHIBITION CENTRE
983 FOOTBALL SPECIAL
985 INNER CIRLCE
987 METRO TRAIN
990 OUTER CIRCLE
993 FIRST SCOTRAIL
994 SORRY NOT IN SERVICE
995 SPEACIAL
0+727 GLENROTHES
0+663 PETERBOROUGH VIA SLEAFORD
0+664 TAIN
0+665 THURSO
989 MYSTERY EXCURSION
991 RAMBLERS EXCURSION
0+670 WEST CALDER
0+671 WESTERTON
0+672 WICK
 

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I understand that 158s and 159's have a digital destination blind, so its easy to program every station in the network in. For example on some airport runs they even had foreign destinations for promotion :)
Slightly better than that, I believe the blinds on Voyagers the destination is simply typed in, meaning they can display any text at all.
 

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I believe the blinds on Voyagers the destination is simply typed in, meaning they can display any text at all.
They can indeed whilst I don't have the pictures to hand I've seen photos of at least two examples of this. One had a Voyager that said "Off to bed now" whilst the other was of two coupled Voyagers with one saying "Stop following me" and the other "But I love you".
 

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Here is a full list of the database 1 codes (original list), ignore the 0+ and the code number is the last 3 digits, Eg Aberystwyth is 004.

0+619 DEAD NUMBER
0+620 WEST RUISLIP
0+621 WESTBURY
0+622 WESTON SUPER MARE
0+623 WEYMOUTH
0+624 WEYMOUTH QUAY
0+625 WHITBY
0+626 WHITEHAVEN
0+627 WICK
0+628 WIGAN NORTH WESTERN
0+629 WIGAN WALLGATE
0+630 WILMSLOW
0+631 WINDERMERE
0+632 WINDSOR AND EATON CENTRAL
0+633 WOLVERHAMPTON
0+634 WOODLEY

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0+727 GLENROTHES
0+663 PETERBOROUGH VIA SLEAFORD
0+664 TAIN
0+665 THURSO
989 MYSTERY EXCURSION
991 RAMBLERS EXCURSION
0+670 WEST CALDER
0+671 WESTERTON
0+672 WICK
So we have Weymouth Quay but not Winchester :? and what on earth is a Mystery Excursion- you can't tell me its possible for the driver to ger lost. ;)
 

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Thanks for the list - I see odd places like Hitchin and Hatfield, Potters Bar, indeed are listed, but no Welwyn Garden City or Stevenage listed! :)

And yes, have seen that on Voyagers, including the often-discussed "This train is f****ed", "Bethlehem" on a London Midland christmas-time service, "Off to bed now" etc :P
 

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They can indeed whilst I don't have the pictures to hand I've seen photos of at least two examples of this. One had a Voyager that said "Off to bed now" whilst the other was of two coupled Voyagers with one saying "Stop following me" and the other "But I love you".
And since seeing that picture I feel the need to check every double Voyager that I come across!
 

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Scotrail only have a handful of 158s left in service that have the old vultron screens they are 158 867,868,869,870,871,782, 786 and 789. The rest (701-741 excluding 737 as that unit is down south) all have PIS systems with automated announcements that the driver must enter a PIS code to get it to announce and display on the inner and outer screens. Much prefer the old vultron screens with the guard doing manual announcements though.
 

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I was at Waterloo the other day and saw 2 159s in adjacent platforms. One had a guard next to it who was issuing tickets for an imminently-departing Exeter service (15:20 on Friday), however the destination blind on the train said DREM. The guard looked like a good man, giving out advice and he had his Avantix out issuing excesses and upgrades etc.

The one alongside was out of service, and the blinds were scrolling through destinations in alphabetical order, and I unfortunately just missed taking a picture of it saying Hatfield! It also scrolled through Hitchin and others, but there were so many I was there for about 4-5 minutes and it was still on H.

So...

a) If anyone knew that guard, congratulate him on my behalf for being excellent!
b) I presume all 159s have a common destination blind setup then?
c) Have 159s ever run to places like Hitchin or Hatfield? I mean, not even FCC trains have Hatfield as a destination AFAIK, so why a 159 would have it is beyond me! I don't think I saw Hertford show up in any form though...!
d) Has anyone got a picture of a 159 with the destination as Hatfield, or can help me finding/obtaining one?

I expect B and C are the easiest to answer, so you can skip A and C :D
287 HERTFORD NORTH

So it is entirely possible that it would have displayed Hertford eventually ;)

Per chance, does anyone have the Database 2 codes?
 

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Interesting that New Barnet is in there as well - and Gospel Oak - perhaps they had GOBLIN aspirations for the 158/9s?
Or at least they had the foresight to add those destinations so a 158 could be used if the regular stock used was out of action and the operator still wanted to offer passengers the courtesy of knowing where their train was going.
 

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Vultron blinds? I still remember getting 945 - Miami, and 946 Moscow on a certain Northern Spirit 158 ;)
 

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They can indeed whilst I don't have the pictures to hand I've seen photos of at least two examples of this. One had a Voyager that said "Off to bed now" whilst the other was of two coupled Voyagers with one saying "Stop following me" and the other "But I love you".
Do you know where I can find a photo of this?

would love to see that!


Thanks!
 

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A couple of years ago I had to Pilot a 159 from woking up to waterloo due to engineering works and the crew not having route knowledge for the diversion and when we got to waterloo I managed to get a pic of the codes used on one of the SWT 159s http://www.flickr.com/photos/sniper_al/7335400846/

you can enter text in to the class 444/450 Destination indicators too I once saw a 450 leave Waterloo with "There and Back" as the destination and when the unit returned it still had the same destination on.
 

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Here is a full list of the database 1 codes (original list),
0+663 PETERBOROUGH VIA SLEAFORD
0+664 TAIN
0+665 THURSO
989 MYSTERY EXCURSION
991 RAMBLERS EXCURSION
0+670 WEST CALDER
0+671 WESTERTON
0+672 WICK
That's very interesting. So they didn't use 666, then. I bet people could suggest which places would be best suited to that number. :lol: Perhaps for 'Mystery Excursion'. "Where are we going?" "I don't know, but you have to dial 666 to get there." :lol:
 

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That's very interesting. So they didn't use 666, then. I bet people could suggest which places would be best suited to that number. :lol: Perhaps for 'Mystery Excursion'. "Where are we going?" "I don't know, but you have to dial 666 to get there." :lol:
666 is Airdrie on the 158s I work.
 

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That's very interesting. So they didn't use 666, then. I bet people could suggest which places would be best suited to that number. :lol: Perhaps for 'Mystery Excursion'. "Where are we going?" "I don't know, but you have to dial 666 to get there." :lol:
Werent "Mystery Tours" ran by British Rail, starting at one station (say, Nuneaton) and then running to somewhere else, which isnt detailed to the people who have chosen to go on the tour, making it a total "mystery" to them ?
 

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d) Has anyone got a picture of a 159 with the destination as Hatfield, or can help me finding/obtaining one?
There should be plenty of photos of 159s which used to be 3 car 158s until the mid 00s showing destinations like Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Hull, Scarborough, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport, Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds, York and Blackpool North. Maybe even places like Bradford, Beverley and Bridlington.
 

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There should be plenty of photos of 159s which used to be 3 car 158s until the mid 00s showing destinations like Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Hull, Scarborough, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport, Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds, York and Blackpool North. Maybe even places like Bradford, Beverley and Bridlington.
You mean 159101- 159108, but thats cheating really as they were 158s at the time!

I like your thinking though. :lol:
 
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