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User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

Found this in my local newspaper:



£39 seems good for a day out in London. And the added pleasure of getting hauled there by EWS Big grin


Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man... Landing is the first!
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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Sean,

Such a small world  Wow! Ill be on that train from York, Adwick, Bently, Doncaster, Retford, Newark North Gate, Grantham and I finish at Peterborough.. Its unsure yet as to whether the locomotive will be a 67 or a double headed 66 due to the maintenance schedules being a little messed up.. Ill know in a few days time if the 67 is available.

If anyone wants to come along and have a nosey round the cab (whilst stopped!!) please feel free to come make yourselves known.

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

How are EWS allowed to conduct passenger operations? I would think GNER would have something to say about another operator operating their franchised route, unless this is a charter by GNER or something?

User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 2):
How are EWS allowed to conduct passenger operations? I would think GNER would have something to say about another operator operating their franchised route, unless this is a charter by GNER or something?

Its a contracted run through Kingfisher, Similar to chartering a aircraft.. We can easily keep up with GNER line speeds so we dont effect them at all.

The route is the east coast mainline, which most of the route has 4 lines, two outer slow lines for mainly frieght and slower DMU's and the 2 inners are "fast lanes" for GNER, or other faster loco's.

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Some information on this trip as the kingfisherrailtours.co.uk website is down:

http://www.railwayvideo.com/railtours/form211006a.htm

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 3):
Its a contracted run through Kingfisher, Similar to chartering a aircraft.. We can easily keep up with GNER line speeds so we dont effect them at all.

Yeah, but what I meant was, GNER bid and paid for the east coast mainline contract. Despite that, can anyone run services on GNER's routes?


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 5):
Yeah, but what I meant was, GNER bid and paid for the east coast mainline contract. Despite that, can anyone run services on GNER's routes?

Yes EWS are totally seperate to GNER, we use ECML on a daily basis.. This is a charter and is still classed with GNER as one of our trains, even though its station handeled by GNER Staff. This is a one off charter, GNER have no say in what runs on any railway anywhere in the country.. you could charter a steam loco and send it down the ECML at 30mph, GNER have no say in that what so ever.

Lew


User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 5):

I guess as it's a one-off charter, there's not really any conflict with GNER's usual customers.

Quoting EWS (Reply 1):
If anyone wants to come along and have a nosey round the cab (whilst stopped!!) please feel free to come make yourselves known.

Woohoo! Jumpseat on a 66!



Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man... Landing is the first!
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 6):
you could charter a steam loco and send it down the ECML at 30mph, GNER have no say in that what so ever.

Considering they pay for the franchise, I'd have expected that they'd have exclusive use of some routes.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Go on a train with Lewis driving? I'd rather let JGPH1A give me a massage!!  wideeyed 

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Good lord, its almost as bad as STEAM POWER  Yeah sure

User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 9):
Go on a train with Lewis driving? I'd rather let JGPH1A give me a massage!!

 rotf  Andy, im totally lost for words with that one, i want to be nice here but its just not possible!

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 10):
Good lord, its almost as bad as STEAM POWER

Nothing wrong with steam! Bloody young electric whipper-snappers!  box 

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting 777236ER (Reply 8):
Considering they pay for the franchise, I'd have expected that they'd have exclusive use of some routes.

They have priority over anything else on the routes, apart from a medical train or the queens messenger. When i'm down grantham way the lines runs back into 2, and i usually get a red signal until one or two GNER's pass and the line is clear, as were slower (with the typical 66/60 loco's) so coming off the slow line onto the fast line may cause problems and delays for GNER or any other high speed operators on the ECML, so we usually have to wait until there's a suitable slot in the system for us to continue.

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 11):

Nothing wrong with steam! Bloody young electric whipper-snappers!

Nah you want a nice Class 43
Quality 70s engineering  Silly
I once saw one doing a cargo op  Silly
Alex


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 13):
Nah you want a nice Class 43

One of these?



Or the 43 HST?

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 14):

HST obviously!
I'm too ignorant to even know of that thing there - which looks like a steam train.
 Yeah sure


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 11):

I say there is nothing wrong with steam trains, bring them back!!,but the idiots who protect the air and land would be hoping mad if all steam trains came back into service.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

43's are the old GWR diesels aren't they?

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 17):
43's are the old GWR diesels aren't they?

You know the old HST 125s
Loud bastards
First Great Western love them so much that they have been re-engined
We'll be seeing them for many years yet  Silly
Thanks
Alex


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Not those nasty 125 heaps, the original diesels, dirty, browny-red coloured things.

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

That sounds like so much fun! Sure wish I could go!

User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Quoting ThePRGuy (Reply 15):
I'm too ignorant to even know of that thing there - which looks like a steam train.

Thats ok.. I'd only expect myself, BMIFlyer, and the other railway dudes to know of the old 43's!

If you look closley at the photograph you can almost make out myt332 at the end of the platform with his notebook and pen!

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Will you be passing through shitdale? Might hop on!


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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 22):
Will you be passing through shitdale? Might hop on!

No.. I'm sorry ill not be delivering any needles or cocaine to Rochdale.

Lew  goodvibes 


User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2243 times:
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Chrismas huh? Is that the new politically correct Labour Party-approved spelling?

River-born? Is that some kind of water birth? And... it is King's Cross not Kings Cross! Let's not even start on the shocking use (or lack of) of capitals!

Fire the proof-readers!



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25 Post contains images Skidmarks : Actually, thinking about it, I could fly to NCL on my free Eastern tickets, stay the night, catch the train in the morning, do the trip and return to
26 Post contains images EWS : Sorry to inform you but the mk2 coaches we are using do not have any wheelchair access. Maybe next time eh? Lew
27 ThePRGuy : Yeah, big difference from the steam travel that took you around thru most of your adulthood! Actually I think thats skiddy? When was this taken, mid-
28 Post contains images Skidmarks : You may jest, spotty youths, but I DO remember steam trains. I used to live right next to the main London-Brighton railway line at Horley, in Surrey,
29 Post contains images EWS : So when one of our coal trains crashes, bet your fire wwas burning for months! Now i know the real reason behind your free T3 tickets Lew
30 Post contains images Skidmarks : Yep, we had a coal fire then. If I'd been a bit older I guess I would have been wishing for something like that but hey, at 7 or so, Cornflakes were
31 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I think some of the MML and Virgin machines were done as well. They did the work at DML in Plymouth, of all the stupidities they would get the trains
32 ThePRGuy : Was that as it was being built? Thanks Alex
33 Post contains images Skidmarks : No, cretin, it was not. And I'll thank you to mind your manners young man!! Andy
34 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Do they still use steam trains on the Isle of Man Andy, I seem to remember seeing some pictures of them in a magazine a whale back? Dan
35 ThePRGuy : Oh I'm sorry old man, I will watch that in the future. Do they even have electricity in the IOM?
36 Post contains links and images Skidmarks : We have narrow gauge steam trains here that run between April and October between Port Erin and Douglas, along with an electric system that runs from
37 ThePRGuy : Blimey, a bit ahead of the time there arent you? Crazy! Alex
38 Willo : ...and there was me thinking that EWS would be using their old parcel vans with a few deckchairs inside.
39 ThePRGuy : Yeah thats what it is Its called leased from GNER Signed, Virgin Trains
40 EWS : Haha.. might aswell be the amount of crap we have to go through just to haul those bloody things! They are leased from York Railway Museam.. Lew
41 Gkirk : Understand MYT332 has already booked his spot at the end of the platform in York.
42 Post contains images Cornish : I think you'll find he now only answers to the user name Petit-Pe@rson
43 Post contains images Skidmarks : Took your time didn't you? Andy
44 Post contains links Myt332 : Hush rent boy! It's Mr Petit-Pe@rson to you. Says he who thinks he's still replying to the Christmas 2005 thread. You know, I went to Barrow-In-Furne
45 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Now I never thought I'd see you on a skateboard!
46 Post contains images Cornish : Well if it gets you and your 206 off the road i suppose thats no bad thing Well as i'd never refer to Pe@rson as Mr, I'm certainly not going to do th
47 Post contains images Myt332 : I had to Google Skateboards, you big geek! Still, I was quite surprised to see this one car train pull up for the hour ride back to Lancaster. It was
48 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I thought that would test your knowledge
49 Post contains images Cornish : From the shock of you trying to get it into third ??
50 Post contains images Skidmarks : Still, at least he knows how to google. Now, if we could only get him to learn some social skills................. Andy
51 Cornish : A lost cause i think you'll agree.
52 Post contains images Myt332 : Actually yes, coming off the M61, t'was my dad driving. Stupid fool using engine braking. C'est la vie, he can pay. I'll take this oportunity to harp
53 Post contains images Cornish : Suspect that had more to do with you not smelling of wee and less likely to have a "little accident" than that IOM pensioner. Sweaty unwashed yoofs a
54 Myt332 : Well there is when it breaks your car! The 206 only has 5 gears although his car has 6 alright. Saying that he bought an Auto so unless he buts it in
55 Post contains images Cornish : Autos sounds like he must be an old person then - anywhere near Skidmarks age?
56 Post contains images Myt332 : No, about sixty years younger than Skiddy, he's only 41. Should I tell you it's a diesel too? I know some people are allergic to them but hey, it mov
57 Post contains images Skidmarks : Luck is NOT a social skill. Having a mate who works in reservations is luck! And, believe me, I was not about to spend 7 hours cooped up with you in
58 Post contains images Myt332 : Well it broke, so he was stupid, it's that simple. That's all I was saying old man! In any case you drive so slow gravity and friction is enough to s
59 Post contains links and images Gkirk :
60 Post contains images Gordonsmall : Yet another relevant, witty and valuable contribution from Kirkie .......
61 Post contains images Gkirk :
62 Gordonsmall : Wheesht you! Big folk are talkin!
63 Post contains images EWS : Just to proove something: See.. he really is a spotter  Lew[Edited 2006-10-16 18:26:39]
64 Myt332 : Ignore that, it's obviously one of Lew's fakes. I mean check out the bad grammar and spelling; as if I'd spell because wrong....
65 Post contains links and images EWS : Yep fake.. Lew
66 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Just for future reference Alex; Big Elephants Can't Always Utilise Small Embraers Dan
67 Post contains images EWS : Dan.... lmao.. Lew
68 Post contains images Myt332 : I have to hand it to you Lew, you truly are the master of deception! Silence Geek!
69 Post contains images EWS : Yes i'm currently clearing all funds from your savings account into my swiss bank account. Transfer should be complete in T minus.. oh shit wait.. £
70 Myt332 : I had £23? Coar blimey, I was rich and I didn't even know it!
71 ThePRGuy : Oh, ghastly, I feel for you!
72 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Time to buy that new biro, and perhaps even splash out on a leather bound notebook this time
73 Shamrock_747 : Gentlemen! A 175 to Barrow may be a grand day out, but it isn't a true journey without a stop at Poulton-le-Flyde [Fylde]
74 Post contains images Myt332 : Ahh well that is on the Blackpool North line and I couldn't risk doing that as I could get a nasty old 150 or 142 on th....what?! Shh, stop making me
75 Post contains images Skidmarks : Train Spotter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andy
76 Post contains images Mhodgson : I have to ask - Barrow in Furness - why? Still, nice to see Morecambe Bay and Lancaster for the first time in over a month... I'm feeling homesick now
77 Post contains images Myt332 : How are things going down there? Managed to crash a plane yet? That is the aim of things your know?
78 Post contains images Mhodgson : Not been allowed to touch one yet
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