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1D53

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Odd one today, just a quick jaunt up to Preston to see a friend, still managed a few snaps though.

Journey Log:
1001 TPE Huddersfield - Manchester Piccadilly - 185106
1103 TPE Manchester Piccadilly - Preston - 185121
1730 TPE Preston - Manchester Piccadilly - 185121
1842 TPE Manchester Piccadilly - Huddersfield - 185106.

Four different trips at different times and only two different units!

http://jst.fotopic.net/c1162784.html

Tomorrow sees Carlisle and the Cumbrian Coast.
 

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Its too cold for this lark!

0916 TPE: HUDDERSFIELD -MANCHESTER PICCADILLY - 185142
1003 ATW: MANCHESTER PICCADILLY - WARRINGTON BANK QUAY - 175109
1051 VWC: WARRINGTON BANK QUAY - CARLISLE - 390027
1241 NORTHERN: CARLISLE - LANCASTER - 156420 (4 hours!!)
1652 NORTHERN: LANCASTER - SKIPTON - 150276 (In Northern livery!)
1816 NORTHERN: SKIPTON - LEEDS - 321903
1910 TPE: LEEDS - HUDDERSFIELD - 158802

http://jst.fotopic.net/c1163518.html

Tommorow its Chester!
 

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Crap photos today cause it was damp, dark and bloody freezing!

0859 TPE: Huddersfield - Manchester Piccadilly - 158781
(Burger King breakfast break :D )
1003 ATW: Manchester Piccadilly - Chester - 175111 (Same crew as yesterday. Mr Biodegradable stirrers on trolley :D)
1104 Northern: Chester - Manchester Piccadilly - 150205 (Was going to wait for the 1204, but too cold and the 1104 was late!)
1242 Northern: Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Airport - 150225
1309 Northern: Manchester Airport - Manchester Piccadilly - 150225 (East Didsbury refurb looks nice)
1342 TPE: Manchester Piccadilly - Huddersfield: 158781 (again!)

http://jst.fotopic.net/c1164282.html - the best of a crap day!

Tommorow, Leeds, the S&C, Heysham Port!, Windermere!
 

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Day 4
Wednesday

(Plan swapped with Friday!)

0757 TPE: Huddersfield - Leeds - 185xxx & 185127
0849 Northern: Leeds - Carlisle - 156490 & 153xxx (20 late into Leeds and 35 late out due to faulty cab on the 153)
1213 Virgin XC: Carlisle - Lancaster - 221xxx (On time leaving, 20 late into Lancaster due to the turbocharger exploding on the rear carridge. Quite a lot of smoke and burning smells, oops. TM quote: "It's OK, we've got plenty more engines on the train!!!")
1322 Northern: Lancaster - Heysham Port - 156464 (Was late off waiting for the VXC to arrive. Nearly missed this anyway thanks to the moron platform staff at Lancaster! Good to get the line done)
1353 Northern: Heysham Port - Lancaster - 156464 (You go one way you have to come back!)
1434 VWC: Lancaster - Oxenholme Lake District - 390053
1503 TPE: Oxenholme Lake District - Windermere - 185116 (Up the branch!)
1537 TPE: Windemere - Manchester International Airport - 185116 (And back down, and a little further too! A quick look round Manchester Airport)
1847 TPE: Manchester International Airport - Manchester Piccadilly - 185103
1914 TPE: Manchester Piccadilly - Huddersfield - 158812

Photos: http://jst.fotopic.net/c1164880.html
Tommorow: Merseyside!
 

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Just having a look at this topic, What's with Northern using the 321s on the Aire Valley? I've noticed this a lot in recent weeks. Are they short of 333s?

Also, having a Burger crap King for breakfast???? You must be desperate....
 

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Just having a look at this topic, What's with Northern using the 321s on the Aire Valley? I've noticed this a lot in recent weeks. Are they short of 333s?

Also, having a Burger crap King for breakfast???? You must be desperate....
There is one diagram a day booked for 321's - 17.20 off Leeds to Skipton and 18.16 back.

I know I missed breakfast! BK was the first thing I found! It wasnt too bad though.
 

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You certainly get about a bit!!

Any chance of advance itineries - then we may be able to bump into you on your travels?

BTW, I see there are some non-YP tickets in your ticket collection, presumably bought before 10am. The way round this is to buy a ticket to go further so you can get a Saver, then you can get a discount (e.g. a York-bradford Saver return is cheaper than a York-Leeds single or day return). I used to make that journey often at peak time and saved a few hundred quid doing that.
 

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You certainly get about a bit!!

Any chance of advance itineries - then we may be able to bump into you on your travels?

BTW, I see there are some non-YP tickets in your ticket collection, presumably bought before 10am. The way round this is to buy a ticket to go further so you can get a Saver, then you can get a discount (e.g. a York-bradford Saver return is cheaper than a York-Leeds single or day return). I used to make that journey often at peak time and saved a few hundred quid doing that.
Some of the photos are from when I didnt have a YP which is normally why, I used a little naughty trick today, SDS Hudds - Leeds is £3.45 yet £3.25 to Shipley. Simply leave the station at Leeds, but as I was off to Carlisle today I used it all the way to Shipley.

My visits can often be a bit hit or miss, I tend to just sit with Timetables and plan a few days before I wanna go.
For the rest of this one its looking like:
Tommorow: Hudders - Liverpool - blitz around Liverpool/Southport etc, back home via Ormkirk, Preston and Halifax.
Friday: Think probably Hexham and Lockerbie, not sure yet.
Saturday: Stalybridge Parlimentary, Clitheroe etc.

Some interesting photos, I like this one:
http://jst.fotopic.net/p37083518.html
Thanks, first time I've actually be IN the Airport despite going to the station a fair bit! :roll: It was very very quiet though maybe that was the fog?!!
 

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I know I missed breakfast! BK was the first thing I found! It wasnt too bad though.
There's a greasy spoon just on the approach road outside Man Picc with does Bacon butties to takeaway. They also do a full sit down breakfast swimming in fat for about £3 too I think.
 

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http://jst.fotopic.net/p37083509.html - All Stations along the WCML (Served by Virgin) are supposedly getting theses style Departure Boards, including Macclesfield. :thumbup:

Nice pics and an interesting journey. :) I find Sainsbury's Local or Greggs (Station Approach Road) good for a breakfast. ;)
 

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"We are sorry to announce that the Day 5 journey to Merseyside has been cancelled. This is due to cold and flu. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. This service will run as scheduled tommorow".
 

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Day 5 - Friday

0816 TPE: Huddersfield - Manchester Piccadilly - 185113 (Delayed to 0846)
0937 CT: Manchester Piccadilly - Liverpool Lime Street - 170102
1057 Northern: Liverpool Lime Street - Wigan North Western - 156464
************** Wigan North Western - Wigan Wallgate - Walk!
1202 Northern: Wigan Wallgate - Southport - 142040 (After 5 days of Rovering I finally get dumped with a Pacer! Lights in front carridge in 'disco mode' the whole way, flashing away on and off about 150 times a minute. Not one for those with epilepsy!)
1243 MerseyRail: Southport - Liverpool Central - 508139 (Very impressed with what Merseyrail have done with these units)
1340 MerseyRail: Liverpool Central - Bidston - 508122
1406 MerseyRail: Bidston - Birkenhead North - 507028
1417 MerseyRail: Birkenhead North - New Brighton - 507010
1438 MerseyRail: New Brighton - Birkenhead Hamilton Square - 507010
1505 MerseyRail: Birkenhead Hamilton Square - Chester - 508104
1545 MerseyRail; Chester to Liverpool Lime Street - 508104
1640 CT:Liverpool Lime Street - Liverpool South Parkway - 350122
1711 Merseyrail:Liverpool South Parkway - Hunts Cross - 508138
1740 TPE: Hunts Cross - Liverpool Lime Street - 158806 & 1587xx
1849 MerseyRail: Liverpool Lime Street - Liverpool Central - 507033 (Lazy!)
1910 MerseyRail: Liverpool Central - Ormskirk - 507001
2019 Northern: Ormskirk - Preston - 153330
2054 Northern:Preston - Bradford Interchange - 158793
2231 Northern: Bradford Interchange - Huddersfield - 158901

No delays at all all day. Very very impressed with the MerseyRail network!

Photos: http://jst.fotopic.net/c1166238.html

Final Day tommorow: Hudds - Pic - Stockport - Stalybridge - Clitheroe - Hudds
 
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