It's terrific by train

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Sep 13, 2010 07:54

Here's some heartwarming news for a Monday morning.

http://www.railnetwork.info/article.php ... um=twitter

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Mon Sep 13, 2010 14:32

a layer of chips wrote:Here's some heartwarming news for a Monday morning.

http://www.railnetwork.info/article.php ... um=twitter
It's only Sainsbury's car park that separates Matlock station from the current Peak Rail terminus - a few hundred yards rather than the mile claimed there. Still great news for 'em though - it'll mean a fair bit more business, I expect. I like Peak Rail.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by tompony » Mon Sep 13, 2010 14:39

It sounds excellent. Hopefully one day I will be able to nip down there on my lunchbreak, hop on a steam train and never come back. From Buxton.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Mon Sep 13, 2010 16:26

It'd be a great place to start an Anorak meet-up. You know, if anyone fancied it...

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by wyvern » Mon Sep 13, 2010 17:37

Pete, It's not even a few hundred yards. If I remember from the last time I was there (not the Matlock Bath pub day), they need to slew the track in Riverside station and add about 60 feet. The big job is then bringing it up to passenger line standards and adding signals and stuff. I wonder if they will run into the disused platform and add the bridge back in as was the plan a few years ago or start by using the present platform? Bill Hudson in the station shop will be pleased, bless him.
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Thu Sep 16, 2010 13:30

wyvern wrote:Pete, It's not even a few hundred yards. If I remember from the last time I was there (not the Matlock Bath pub day), they need to slew the track in Riverside station and add about 60 feet. The big job is then bringing it up to passenger line standards and adding signals and stuff. I wonder if they will run into the disused platform and add the bridge back in as was the plan a few years ago or start by using the present platform? Bill Hudson in the station shop will be pleased, bless him.
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by moopind » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:37

andyroo wrote:There's a thing on telly now about the Soller narrow gauge railway in Mallorca.

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So cool.
I went on this on Sunday. It was ace. I just wanted to catch The Middle Ones or Lime Chalks doing an acoustic set in the end carriage, but it wasn't to be. No bottled versions of real ales, either. Lots of mountains though. And lemons. It goes from Palma to Sóller, both of which are very handsome. I gather there are atrocities elsewhere on the island thanks to the tourism of my countrymen and that of some of our neighbours.
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Re: It's terrific by train

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More of that little train.
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More of the little train. Electrified in 1929.
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by andyroo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 17:33

Very nice indeed.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by bocken » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:25

Oh bummer, I never did get around to travelling on it (not that it goes anywhere I've had any need to go to, mind)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12284468

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:45

bocken wrote:Oh bummer, I never did get around to travelling on it (not that it goes anywhere I've had any need to go to, mind)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-12284468
Ah yes, the train you weren't allowed to get off. That was always going to be a problem really.

For those who don't know, the Wrexham, Shropshire, Marylebone Railway was only allowed to operate under the proviso that, incredibly, they didn't let passengers get off at certain stations where their trains stopped. Other passengers could get on but existing passengers couldn't get off.

The logistics of this always baffled me. How would you physically stop someone alighting from a train while the doors were open? I'm not sure if the rules ever necessitated the use of armed patrols or force fields.

I think this was something to do with protecting Virgin Trains from competition. In fairness, anyone who's ever smelt the inside of a Virgin train will choose another operator whenever they can.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:05

Some good context from Christian Wolmar on the end of the WSM:
http://www.christianwolmar.co.uk/2011/0 ... pen-access

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by andyroo » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:15

Last time we went to Britland our train from Holyhead went along that route to Birmingham, it was new to me after Chester. Some lovely lovely countryside there.

I believe there's some similarly convoluted shenanigans about which trains are allowed to use which platforms at Shrewsbury station, that the incredibly boring man sitting across from us felt obliged to tell Ramona and I about. In great detail.
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by wyvern » Thu Feb 03, 2011 15:27

humblebee wrote:Some good context from Christian Wolmar on the end of the WSM:
http://www.christianwolmar.co.uk/2011/0 ... pen-access
I'm afraid Christian Wolmar has less respect in the industry (and out of it) than a turd at a wedding. He has ( as usual) got it wrong. Virgin screwed it all up by refusing WSM access into Birmingham. So it's Beardy's fault.
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by wyvern » Mon May 02, 2011 12:50

New Network Rail timetable for 22 May available at
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/12546.aspx

They have cut the Sunday Nottingham - Worksop (Robin Hood Line) service but don't seem to be telling anyone until after the local elections.
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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by bocken » Wed May 18, 2011 16:23

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13437279

Kinda reminds me of Berth 24 which I was watching just the other night.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Wed May 18, 2011 16:33

And I thought I was living dangerously when I took the 900 bus from Birmingham to Coventry carrying a hamster.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by a layer of chips » Wed May 18, 2011 16:59

humblebee wrote: And I thought I was living dangerously when I took the 900 bus from Birmingham to Coventry carrying a hamster.
Aye, the vibrations can do that to even the best of men, Pete. Don't worry. I'm sure no-one noticed.

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Re: It's terrific by train

Post by humblebee » Wed May 18, 2011 17:01

a layer of chips wrote:
humblebee wrote: And I thought I was living dangerously when I took the 900 bus from Birmingham to Coventry carrying a hamster.
Aye, the vibrations can do that to even the best of men, Pete. Don't worry. I'm sure no-one noticed.
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