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Old August 20th, 2017, 08:17 AM   #2721
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I noticed the rail line between Liverpool and Leeds is not electrified already. Why?
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Old August 21st, 2017, 12:45 AM   #2722
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Lack of cash and political will. Hopefully it will be electrified soon. Liverpool to Manchester via Chat Moss is electrified. Liverpool Central is not wired.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 12:46 AM   #2723
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Old August 21st, 2017, 01:16 AM   #2724
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Today has seen a big change in the UK's rail market: the South Western franchise has changed hands. After being operated by Stagecoach South West Trains for 21 years, control has now passed to a consortium of FirstGroup and MTR, who use the name South Western Railway for the services on the SW network.

Yesterday was somewhat of a sentimental day for SWT, whose Twitter team kept retweeting tweets from passengers sharing their SWT related memories and pictures. However, at 02:00 they dropped the mic and announced that the service was now known as South Western Railway.
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Old August 21st, 2017, 03:18 AM   #2725
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Quite sad actually, they were one of the better commuter operators in London.
However SWR's banding is very cool with the stylized network map as a logo.


Times change!
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Old August 24th, 2017, 12:35 AM   #2726
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Throstle Nest Junction, Manchester - today

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Old August 25th, 2017, 01:00 PM   #2727
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Platforms 20-24 (formerly Eurostar) in use during the August blockade at Waterloo. For now only temporarily, they will be closed again from September and reopened permanently next year:

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Old August 25th, 2017, 01:05 PM   #2728
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Few shots from Worcester Shrub Hill:

Class 180, Great Western
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_180

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Old fashioned signaling:

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Victorian waiting rooms

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Class 170, London Midlands:
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In general this station looks run down and old fashioned. It wouldn't be out of place somewhere in Eastern Europe.
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Old August 25th, 2017, 07:59 PM   #2729
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Old August 25th, 2017, 08:00 PM   #2730
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But these look great!
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Old August 25th, 2017, 08:45 PM   #2731
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But these look great!
True, but overall the station doesn't look good. It has windswept feel, with weeds growing on tracks (you can see some on my photos) and general lack of investment visible.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #2732
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The Great Orme Tramway in North Wales. A cable hauled tramway linking the picturesque seaside resort of Llandudno with the summit of the Great Orme, a rocky headland to the west of the resort, famous for its diverse wildlife that include Kashmir goats.
Victoria Station is the departure point for trips up the Orme:

The tramway is 3’6” gauge and was first opened to traffic in 1902.

A crossing point on the lower section of the tramway:

The tramway is a standard cable hauled arrangement with the descending car counterbalancing the ascending car.

A car on the upper section of the tramway approaching the midpoint station:

The upper section does not have inset track and so the cables and cable rollers are exposed.
The trolley pole on the roof is an old communication feature.

A car nearing the summit of the Great Orme at some 600’ above sea level.

From the top of the Great Orme there are views over Liverpool Bay and the Irish Sea
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Old September 22nd, 2017, 12:32 AM   #2733
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Are there any realistic plans for electrifying the Solihull-Moor St-Stourbridge route? The frequencies on the route certainly justify it, and it'd be a huge improvement, especially if more services were extended to Kidderminster. The New Street to Rugeley service could benefit from electrification too. Birmingham always seems to come up in the last bucket with urban rail.
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Old September 29th, 2017, 04:02 PM   #2734
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New Great Western Railway train at Paddington Station

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Old September 29th, 2017, 04:57 PM   #2735
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Five go on a Great Western Adventure

Enid Blyton’s classic children’s favourites, The Famous Five, embark on their very latest adventure that takes them through the stunning backdrop of the South West and Wales as part of GWR’s new marketing campaign for the Intercity Express Train.

And to help celebrate in true Famous Five style, from 25 September to 19 November 2017 you can buy Luscombe Ginger Beer on board.

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Old October 2nd, 2017, 08:33 AM   #2736
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Five go on a Great Western Adventure

Enid Blyton’s classic children’s favourites, The Famous Five, embark on their very latest adventure that takes them through the stunning backdrop of the South West and Wales as part of GWR’s new marketing campaign for the Intercity Express Train.

And to help celebrate in true Famous Five style, from 25 September to 19 November 2017 you can buy Luscombe Ginger Beer on board.

Source: GWR
So they are saying that the new InterCity Express is slower than a hot air balloon, a vintage motorcycle or speedboat!?!

At least there will be a slap-up meal with plenty of marmalade and lashings of cream, with the Famous Five onboard.
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Old October 5th, 2017, 09:28 AM   #2737
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A few shots from Stafford where I was changing trains:


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Class 390, Pendolino:

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London Midlands, class 350:

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Station from the 70s but quite functional:

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Cross Country, DMU class 220:

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Old October 11th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #2738
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Approaching London Bridge:

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Old October 13th, 2017, 11:57 PM   #2739
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387 206 East Croydon 31 August 2017


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43 010 Slough 1 September 2017


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707 008 Clapham Junction 1 September 2017


317 714 Upminster 1 September 2017


357 326 Dagenham Dock 1 September 2017


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Liverpool Lime Street:

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Crewe from the train window:

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Stafford:

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