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Old September 3rd, 2013, 08:35 PM   #1561
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Any plans for electrification between London and Brighton?
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 09:07 PM   #1562
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Yes - though they are all over 80 years old.

The Brighton Main Line was the first UK main line to be electrified - 750V DC third rail - with said electrified rail fully operational since 01/01/1933.
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Old September 3rd, 2013, 09:30 PM   #1563
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Any plans for electrification between London and Brighton?
It uses 3rd rail electrification, hence why you cannot see the catenary.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 12:10 AM   #1564
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Gotcha.
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Old September 4th, 2013, 03:17 AM   #1565
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Just out of curiosity, what is your local line(s)? Mine is the North Clyde, Argyle, Maryhill and West Highland Lines.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #1566
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Cab ride from York to Manchester-Piccadilly via Church Fenton and Huddersfield.
Calling at: Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield.
This line will be electrified (overhead, 25 kV) in the near future:





Cab ride from Manchester-Victoria to Liverpool-Lime Street via Newton-le-Willows.
Calling at Eccles, Patricroft, Newton-le-Willows, Earlestown, Saint Helens Junction, Lea Green, Rainhill, Whiston, Huyton, Roby, Broad Green, Wavertree Technology Park, Edge Hill.
This line is being electrified (overhead, 25 kV):

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Old September 11th, 2013, 01:38 PM   #1567
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Hi there.

Is the electrification between Manchester and Newton-le-Willows already in use, and if so, which trains use it?
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Old September 11th, 2013, 01:57 PM   #1568
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Essex Thameside to trial smart card ticketing

ESSEX Thameside franchisee, c2c, which operates services from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness and the Essex Coast, is to upgrade ticketing systems at all of its stations outside of London to enable its passengers to use smart card ticketing.

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php...ml?channel=641
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Old September 14th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #1569
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Is the electrification between Manchester and Newton-le-Willows already in use, and if so, which trains use it?
It's not finished yet. December 2013 is the scheduled completion date for the project. Class 319's and Class 350's are going to operate the route.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 12:40 AM   #1570
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Would c2c not be better to be absorbed into the Oyster system?
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Old October 11th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #1571
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Would c2c not be better to be absorbed into the Oyster system?
I'd imagine Boris would like that

The Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern and Essex Thameside Invitation to Tenders have been released.
https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...-to-tender.pdf (TSGN)
Interesting that the trains we thought would be 377/8s are now 387s. For those who are unfamiliar with our rail system the department for transport releases an invitation to tender to private companies to run a 'franchise' (portion of the railways) and put in bids. The TSGN franchise will be the largest in the UK as it is basically 3 franchises in one; Thameslink (a London Commuter network), Great Northern (out of Kings Cross/Moorgate) and Southern (lines out of Victoria/London Bridge into the South of England)
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Old October 14th, 2013, 03:47 AM   #1572
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Anyone remember these beasts?

That noise sends a shiver straight up my spine. Seriously can't wait for the prototype to return to the mainline with a Valenta inside.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #1573
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Wait, what?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 06:10 PM   #1574
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The prototype HST built by BR Research is having a valenta engine fitted as part of project miller and restored to mainline working order
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #1575
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For passenger service or as a historic icon?
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #1576
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"historia icon"
see: http://www.projectmiller.org.uk/ for more info
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Old October 15th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #1577
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Historic icon, I think. Don't think they want to put that Valenta under too much strain on a regular basis.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 02:15 AM   #1578
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Here's a collection of historic British railway photographs:

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My favorite has be the one of 1000 & 1001 heading the Royal Scot.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 02:34 AM   #1579
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Its a pity none of the blue pullmans survive since they are distant ancestors of the HST!!

Have to say mine would have to be the one of the two electrics (I assume they're both 86s can't see the rear!) the steamer and the peak! Captures the great transition on the Western Region of from Steam to Diesel and then ultimately Electric!
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Old October 29th, 2013, 02:34 AM   #1580
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What train is in the first picture? Mighty weird...
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