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    British Rail early 90s Intercity Plan

    Interesting that the map with that document (mentioned in post #2) shows Nottingham as not being on any Inter-City lines, and the Liverpool Street to Colchester route isn't either, though beyond there it is. Inter-City was very London-centric, except for the Cross-Country route between Taunton...
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    'Peaks' on the Southern

    Wonder if any Peaks made it down to Ardingly on the stone trains?
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    Autumn refresh for GWR Class 166 Turbos

    I was thinking more in terms of actually linking cities; Portsmouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Newport and Cardiff.
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    Autumn refresh for GWR Class 166 Turbos

    Just been reading this thread. We are now almost a quarter of the way through the 21st century and there are still arguments about the interior environment of these trains; provision for working space, seating capacity (2+3), room to eat refreshments, air-con, toilets etc. If we want people to...
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    Trivia: Headcode for service of longest duration?

    The first character on these RTT "codes" are correct, though; that'll be a class 3 train.
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    'Peaks' on the Southern

    Surely all the routes west of Exeter were Western Region, during the period of all the "Peak" moves noted above?
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    Do Information Designers Ever Use The Railway?

    A similar thing happens at Poole, when a train comes out of the carriage siding to form an up working.
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    Wembley Central fast line platforms (3 and 4)

    It's pathed for the down slow line, but that evening it ran on the down fast all the way to MK.
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    'Peaks' on the Southern

    They worked regularly on the Northfleet coal trains to the cement works there (class 45s). Can't think of any regular class 44 or class 46 workings.
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    The Trainline. Good or bad for ticketing?

    I doubt if my daughters have ever heard of National Rail. They've heard of the Trainline though...
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    The Trainline. Good or bad for ticketing?

    I agree that for many, and in particular younger passengers, the Trainline is THE place to buy your train tickets. Very savvy advertising too.
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    Passengers denied boarding at Blackpool North?

    If things need to change at Blackpool North, then customers/passengers must write to the management of Northern, outlining their specific complaints and concerns of the attitude of some staff there.
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    Appalling Treatment by South Western Railway

    As long as you didn't say "quite unique" or "very unique"...
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    Passengers denied boarding at Blackpool North?

    Do you have a link to the Geoff Marshall piece, please?

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