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(28 Dec 2016, 6:39 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: Top 7 of those are due to have an influx of new stock so I'm sure their average ages will drop!

I think there's a line in the article that says the average age will basically half in 3 years time.
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Hi all,

Just stumbled across this picture:

http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/imagingce.../457839/PL

Am I right in thinking that that is a 3-car 156? Anyone able to shed any light?

Thanks.

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

(29 Dec 2016, 7:08 pm)8222 Wrote: Hi all,

Just stumbled across this picture:

http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/imagingce.../457839/PL

Am I right in thinking that that is a 3-car 156? Anyone able to shed any light?

Thanks.

How odd

Five years ago it derailed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmaLX3OPZ1I
(29 Dec 2016, 7:08 pm)8222 Wrote: Hi all,

Just stumbled across this picture:

http://www.railwayherald.co.uk/imagingce.../457839/PL

Am I right in thinking that that is a 3-car 156? Anyone able to shed any light?

Thanks.


Its a 2 car set attached to 1 car from another set, Central Trains used to do it a lot with there 150's in the West Midlands back in the 90's.

The only Sprinter DMU's which had a fixed 3 car set were the two Class 150 prototypes ( 150001,150002 at GWR ) and the 3 car 158/7s , All bar one at Northern , The other is at GWR ( 158798 )
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Incident on converted LU stock.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ucA5xIgjZBc

A pacer and a National? It's like Thomas and Bertie having that race all over again.

A canny watch nonetheless.
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Does anyone know about the two carriages that were being shifted today? Saw two lowloaders getting an escort and carrying a carriage each, heading east on the A689 earlier.
They were covered in tarpaulins', so didn't get a proper look unfortunately.
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http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nort...Chron-main


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No trains to Liverpool Lime Street 'for several days' due to wall collapse:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-mer...e-39124787
Reports that 37603 will be scrapped over the weekend to send parts for 37407, 37413 has also been reported as scrapped but this is unconfirmed as of yet


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Reports that 37603 will be scrapped over the weekend to send parts for 37407, 37413 has also been reported as scrapped but this is unconfirmed as of yet

I can confirm 37413 has now been scrapped at CF Booths Rotherham





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(05 Apr 2017, 10:20 pm)Thomas43299 Wrote: Reports that 37603 will be scrapped over the weekend to send parts for 37407, 37413 has also been reported as scrapped but this is unconfirmed as of yet
37603 not being scrapped (at least imminently). The power unit is being used for 407 which damaged its own a few weeks ago.
I'd imagine 603 will be used as a donor for the time being.
37413 has been cut up at Rotherham.
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RAIB investigating missing floor in toilet.
Scary.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-...erset-hill


I'm sure this happened in Thomas the Tank Engine.
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Fairly recently, I posted elsewhere on the forum and referred to consultations/customer panels.

I'm a big fan of them and believe they can bring a lot - if the organisation involved, takes the time and effort required to make it a success.

In the discussion, reference was made to several panels, the involvement (or lack of) of panel members and the sort of things they are involved in.

I've just been made aware of the following article on Austrian railways. http://transportdesigned.com/railjet-bea...tset-game/
They took their consultation to another level - way above any 'sampling' seen or discussed on this forum Wink

There are some interesting points in the link, but the link also refers to the lengths the organisation went to, in a bid to find out what their paying customers wanted.

Quote:Spirit Design produced three different concepts for the livery, which were to be tested on 1:1 scale – no illustrations or models produced for board members here – three of Railjet’s Taurus locomotives were painted in each of the colour schemes. Two of the locos received an OBB red base colour, with grey/white and grey/red striping respectively and the final received a bordeaux-red base colour with grey/red striping. They were also duly named as Spirit of Salzburg, Spirit of Linz and Spirit of Vienna. OBB then asked Austrian tabloid ‘Kronen Zeitung’ to conduct a nationwide poll, via its website, to pick a winner.

In late 2007, the results were in, the third colour scheme featuring the bordeaux-red base colour with grey/red striping was the winner and became the new design approach and style for all Railjet rolling stock, uniforms, marketing material and more. A unique approach for a livery taken by OBB which, I suspect, was to match the unique service they were trying to build – plus the more you ask people for their opinions and thoughts on a transport concept, the more they will want to come and try it for themselves, usually with a feeling of ‘I had a hand in creating this’.
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An interesting read following the 'beast from the east' a few weeks back.


https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/ploughing-...-the-east/
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-5348439...rist-train

At least we know where some of the MK3 coaches have ended up now!
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http://railwayherald.com/uknews/blue-pul...n-november

Looking forward to seeing this!

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL