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« on: November 26, 2017, 05:25:30 PM »

Diesel Trains
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 06:54:27 AM »

HST known as the flying banana approaching Birmingham New Street.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 01:21:10 PM »

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The Diesel Electric train from Cardiff to London can travel at 140MPH and could reach higher speeds if needed.
Do we need HS2 and all that it costs.
Bring back Steam...Now.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 02:25:29 PM »

Gerald they can easily build a train that will travel 200mph and more but the infrastructure is not up to it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 02:37:49 PM »

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Thats hit the nail on the head. But the Welsh Scheme has shown that it is cheaper to upgrade than rebuild.
Each 40 miles of the Welsh upgrade cost what 1 mile of HS2 is costing.
The British government are covered in egg, so much so that they will not finance any more rail upgrades in Wales.
Sour grapes.
Lets get some real people in Government.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 02:32:25 PM »

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The new Electric Diesel 125 train from Swansea to London is now in full service. Double the number of seats and with
a Pullman Dining Car service. The train cruises at 125 MPH but can go much faster. The engine is twin fuelled because
electric power only is not enough to start train from standstill or climb hills.
People say the fresh cooked food is superb. The full English breakfast goes down very well.
Lets have some pictures Townie.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 07:56:53 PM »

Evening, it's been a while since I had a full English on a train. I think the tea and coffee was brought around by two waiters with silver (EPNS) tea and coffee pots late 60's. Great to hear the new service is running.

We need an improved link from mid Wales and North to South next.
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 02:28:13 PM »

TWN SION I think there are too many hills for that to happen with these modern  trains
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 12:31:52 PM »

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Train services are being cancelled in Wales.
No its not the weather.
ARRIVA TRAINS HAVE NOT GOT ENOUGH TRAINS TO RUN ALL SERVICES.
What a shambles, many things go from bad to worse.
Thumb a lift
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 01:05:46 PM »

I don't understand that Gerald. Have you not had a regular service before the bad weather arrived?
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 02:09:42 PM »

Hello Townie
We are told the wheels have chips in them and all trains have to be checked.
Wheel tappers, where are they ?
The service was normal at the start of the week.
Alternative coach service will take eleven hours.
What is happening to our wonderful country
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 05:21:04 PM »

Gerald,it's using cheap Chinese steel for the wheels,it never happened years ago with good old English steel.It doesn't happen on the steam trains that proves a point.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 07:21:37 PM »

Edifi I think you will find that it did happen in the steam train period. Wheeltappers go back a long time in the railway industry.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 07:30:44 PM »

Townie,most of these new carriages that are being made abroad come in from foreign country's .Was watching a you tube film the other day of them being unloaded from a ship from Japan,
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2018, 11:33:09 PM »

When you think about it, what an incredible job, The Wheeltapper. Relying on his own senses. Where as today we would have such expensive equipment to do the same job.
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