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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:15 pm 
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I did not ride a train today but my bicycle down the old train track turned into a bicycle path.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:10 pm 
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So, given the fact that West Coast are running a regular, and free passenger train less than £25 away from me, I decided to go out for the day. Here are the journeys.

0826 Manchester Piccadilly to Preston on 350404. Weird going through Manchester Oxford Road non-stop, however, this appears to be the norm for TPE's Scotland services now, which is a bit weird in my opinion.
0953 Preston to Oxenholme Lake District on 390044.
1040 Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere, hauled by 57316. 33029 was idling on the rear, and I didn't move away from the window the whole trip. Happened to know the driver too, which was a touch bizarre! Only the second time I had been on a train driven by someone I knew (next up - Geo Ghost! :mrgreen: )
1130 Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District, hauled by 33029.
1240 Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere, hauled by 57316.
1330 Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District, hauled by 33029.
1423 Oxenholme Lake District to Preston on 390151.

On arrival at Preston, I had intended to do, and even bought a ticket for, the Blackpool South line, on the 1510, formed of 142035 and 142054. However, this train got cancelled due to a lack of driver due to a Northern rostering error (according to my chats with the Conductor). Should at least get some good delay repay, as the next train was not for 2 hours! Instead, I ended up in the bar on Preston station, and travelled home on the:

1649 Preston to Manchester Piccadilly, formed of 350402 and 350408.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:44 pm 
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Double post - naughty me!

Went out yesterday to go see a move that I'd actually planned, first time I've ever managed to get a picture of one of my trains! Then ended up going to Liverpool to do a somewhat weird move that Virgin trains are doing in Passenger service at the moment due to the Lime Street blockade.

1026 Manchester Piccadilly to Preston on 350404 and 350408.
1217 Preston to Crewe on 221107. This service was delayed by about 15 mins at Preston, due to awaiting a member of train crew, which was somewhat useful for me, as the train I had been to see didn't leave until 1216!
1331 Crewe to Liverpool South Parkway on 350125.
1434 Liverpool South Parkway to Crewe on 390128. Due to the blockade of Lime Street, these services are terminating at South Parkway, and only one platform is able to take a Pendolino. As this platform is only signalled towards Liverpool, it results in Virgin services departing towards Liverpool, before reversing at signal AN4, before passing back through Liverpool South Parkway non-stop after the driver has walked through the train. This was also the first time where I had seen all 4 high level platforms at Liverpool South Parkway in use!
1609 Crewe to Preston on 390016.
1808 Preston to Manchester Piccadilly on 319363.

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Are the reversals happening? It looks like RTT is getting confused!

15 minutes to swap ends is very generous.

Reminds me of a few years ago when East Coast (as was) ran a very strange service on an ECML Sunday when the Hertford Loop was out for the ERTMS/ETCS whatever it is stuff. Only the Down Fast was open between New Barnet and Ally Pally so up expresses were arriving, setting back off the Up Fast onto the Down Slow through some manually controlled points, then running wrong line.

I recall this happening but can’t remember the exact move - the slack was obscene though. I think it was 40 minutes for the whole event. Drivers were doing it in 10 :lol:

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Even if it ruins my entire budget i am ready to make long trips in train to get back and see my family in Italy. Now i've done an entire journey from Stockholm to Napoli, taking 6 different trains. And spent more than 400€ in it, just for that...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:24 am 
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Dave wrote:
Are the reversals happening? It looks like RTT is getting confused!

15 minutes to swap ends is very generous.

They certainly are! Was weird leaving South Parkway on a London-bound train by heading towards Liverpool. The 15 minutes is indeed rather generous, think we turned around in about 10 mins, and part of that was waiting for a platform to clear at South Parkway so we could pass back through.

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Friday 13th July
Bognor Regis - Littlehampton Southern 313/2.
Littlehampton - Barnham Southern 313/2.
Barnham - Littlehampton Southern 377/4.

Little holiday to the south coast with the family, took the little one on a "big train" ride.

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