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The class 185 is truly one of the best trains I’ve ever been one.
D365
D365
I wouldn’t say best (Class 22x definitely nicer) but the 185s are much improved post-refurbishment.
Judging by some videos of the first days of the Class 350 on TPE, I can tell it was a very exciting time...
py_megapixel
py_megapixel
Don't forget, it was over a decade at that point since passengers in the North West had seen any major improvements to their service whatsoever, and that's certainly not because there was enough capacity there to begin with...
tetudo boy
tetudo boy
Yes, so I could tell why they were excited. What a time early/mid-2010s was. Another reason for them to be excited was probably because that the Class 350 we're trains you would usually have in the south and not the north, so having it on FTPE is sort of a change. A shame it's life only lasted for 5 years...
D365
D365
The 350s on TPE were always only intended to be temporary.
Update on my 10-month-old service/railway idea thread: It is now designated as PURELY FANTASY and my rendition of the railways in britain. I was not aware that the forum section was for speculation back then (most likely because I was only starting on the website), however, there are some spaces for Fantasy threads to be created on Speculative Ideas. I am very sorry if that thread made no sense at all.
tetudo boy
tetudo boy
The thread is also now archived and no longer open for further replies.
D365
D365
I don’t even know what this post is about.
tetudo boy
tetudo boy
It's an old one. You probably won't remember or know about it anyway.
If anyone knows what the prominent sort of screechy-sounding instrument in most - if not all - versions of the theme to "Doctor Who" is, I'd like to know... I just can't place it!
Peter C
Peter C
There was a show I watched on TV which mentioned this at some point - I think it was a case of the relevant BBC department going away and making the theme from countless different things. The suggestion of the theremin seems to be the best answer. (The theremin being one of few instruments you can share in the current climate as you don't touch it! :))

-Peter
hexagon789
hexagon789
@XAM2175 probably that then, it was in a documentary about the programme some years ago that mentioned it
P
pdsalford
It could possibly not be a real instrument at all, most of the music and sound affexts were created by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
Some proof-reading and sanity checks would not go amiss on the National Rail website (example below:)

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hexagon789
hexagon789
I think the time it showed a Fife Circle train as destination Shoeburyness was even more laughable ;)
Joel_F
Joel_F
Also note the date tag attached to the photo - unprofessional at best!
Unfortunately, BBC aren’t doing any live countdowns for the new year due to COVID stuff, so I’m just here in my room, celebrating by myself...
Looking forward to being able to put 2020 behind us. I wish all a Happy New Year - and stay safe! :)

-Peter
The_Train
The_Train
Happy New Year Peter - let's hope for a better one this time around :)
Peter C
Peter C
@The_Train - Happy New Year to you too! :) We're fast approaching the end of this mess and I'm hopeful we'll all be out and about on the railways soon.

-Peter
What's Father Christmas' favourite local authority area?

The London Borough of Ho-Ho-Hounslow.
Mag_seven
Mag_seven
You've been opening the Christmas crackers early I see.
Hi trying to send a 4-line message but can't - too long??
matt
matt
Not had any reported issues, I'd suggest trying again
Hello mate thanks for your info regarding transferring. When you say as soon as i pass out you mean when I am out on my own or when I’m out of the classroom training and about to put my hours in? Cheers
“What about Wimbledon????”
Mag_seven
Mag_seven
Yes what about it!
BluePenguin
BluePenguin
Yes I am wondering too
Mojo
Mojo
Hi,

Paul has asked me to write to you.
You mentioned Peterborough Crescent as a closed station from the GN main line to the Northampton line but that station was a "Midland Railway" station and not on the line of route. I suggest that the next station instead of Castor should be Orton Waterville which was on a different site to the present Overton (formerly Ferry Meadows) station.

Regards

Brian
aka Steamybrian
Whistler40145
Whistler40145
Cheers
Xenophon PCDGS
Xenophon PCDGS
I have had further discussions with @steamybrian since he wrote regarding Orton Waterville. However, on the Closed Stations Journey quiz, there is a rule that will preclude the use of that closed station on account of the nearness of the heritage station, so Castor will be the first closed station to name on that quiz,
I saw a TfW D-Train stabled at Birkenhead North TMD!

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py_megapixel
py_megapixel
What a bizarre door configuration!
Mojo
Mojo
That's really interesting.
TramPower in Preston just got the go-ahead. I should probably make a thread about it somewhere.
Xenophon PCDGS
Xenophon PCDGS
Many years ago, a proposed tram system in Preston came up in discussion on a thread on. this website
That damn furry cat just ate my Somerset Chedder.
I think I’m becoming a dog person...
GusB
GusB
Don't assume that it'll be any better with a dog!
hexagon789
hexagon789
Just as they used to have Tea Chests to lock up precious tea, perhaps you need a Cheese Chest to lock up your precious Cheddar, Cowley? ;)
Cowley
Cowley
Both good points!
43055
Do you know which Cross Country trains will be HST after the December timetable change?
I am thinking of going from Derby to Plymouth and back the week after next.
TIA Gus
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43055
Hi Gus,
I don't know the diagrams after the timetable change.
I would assume they will be simular to the current diagrams.
Thanks,
43055
Hi WBA, which station are you applying for?
My DMI was Wednesday last week.
Good luck buddy.
W
Wba0986
New street/snow Hill and had mine tuesday. You?
Congratulations and hopefully be able to meet you next year
C
Cranky
I applied for Worcester
PaulBusDriver
PaulBusDriver
Im down for worcester.
Good luck mate
Hello Matt,

Are you having site problems? I'd like to ask a question but I'm not allowed to enter more than 420 characters...

Andrew.
A
AndyB28
Hello again Matt,
My apologies for the above. Original issue seems to have cleared. Not sure if this was a site issue or just local to me at the time - but am stymied by character limit again. Original problem - a couple of images (one in the Sheffield derailment thread, one in the TfW 769 thread) corrupted a whole page. All now seems to be well again.
Many thanks (apologies for staccato message),
Andrew.
Now let’s all just try to get along... :)
hexagon789
hexagon789
A noble sentiment
Y
yorkie
If it wasn't for the class war that is currently going on by pro-lockdown people against younger/poorer people, yes we could all get along ;)
507021
507021
I agree entirely.
Hi Josh
I read a post of yours from 2019 about the training software on traineetraindriverinfo.com. I failed the ATAVT (Vienna System) test last time, and I've got a final shot soon.
Would you recommend the software from ttd.com for passing the ATAVT? I've seen that How2Become do an ATAVT training software too, and don't know which to use!

Thanks for any help!
James.
Regardless of your stance on Covid, can we all just agree that the communication quality of information needs to improve?

Vague ambiguous nonsense, nonsense one-way systems. and blatantly incorrect terminology seem to be the norm now.
Y
yorkie
We need to say "NO" to the "new normal" of restrictive practises

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