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    RMT Industrial Action - Hull Trains

    Oh dear, I am supposed to be travelling with them soon.
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    Norwood Junction - 'non-stopping' trains picking up passengers

    I was on one of the diverted Eastbourne to London Bridge trains a few weeks ago and that stopped at Norwood Junction, some people did get on there.
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    Strange train at Honeybourne

    Maybe uphill in one direction? :D There could have been a heat related speed restriction as the GWR Train that I was on, also had to run slower than normal in that area on Wednesday.
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    Strange train at Honeybourne

    Could the passengers join the train at Honeybourne?
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    Strange train at Honeybourne

    I was travelling on GWR from Worcester to Reading on Wed 16 June and when passing through Honeybourne, I noticed a strange looking 3 or 4 carriage train in, I think, TFW grey/red livery, on a siding, could it have been one of the old district line trains that were being changed to battery or...
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    Trivia - abandoned railways with intact track

    The old platform / siding has remained mainly intact at Shepperton and has just been replaced. Either for storage of spare trains or maybe even opening up a 2nd platform again.
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    Northern Rail - A Suburban Service for Cities ?

    I was with a group of about 25-30 people and they do reserve for groups, or they did then, it must have been 2 years ago I think. We also had a guide from the Friends of the Line, he was annoyed too.
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    Northern Rail - A Suburban Service for Cities ?

    The trains on the SCR do seem to lack enough carriages sometimes, I got on one at Shipley going northwards and it was rammed, we did have seat reservations, but people where sat in our seats, it did not make a good start to the trip. This was on the Saturday of one of the May bank holiday...
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    Unusual Reason for Delay?

    Apart from that incident, it was a good trip, I liked the transport museum they took us to. (It was lucky that someone spotted the cat on the above mentioned train at Euston.) This incident has just been mentioned on the Radio 2 breakfast show.
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    Unusual Reason for Delay?

    Was that on Hastings Diesels by any chance going to Lowestoft, may be 3 or 4 years ago? as that happened to me, not that far from Lowestoft. I think think the parent swan could get over the rails but the little cygnets had to be helped by a member of staff.
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    Hardest station to depart from?

    I have done some steam charters up that branch, the noise is wonderful.:D
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    Hardest station to depart from?

    Didn't a steam special have problem when coming from St. Davids to Central some years ago? I think Hastings to Ore is a bit of a climb too and indeed a steam special doing that route had a problem there too.
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    What railway projects are you most looking forward to completing in 2021?

    I was wondering about Brighton Belle recently too. I would just like to be able to travel around the UK by train again, anywhere. Take care and stay safe everyone.
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    Alcohol Bans

    It is really difficult to buy alcohol in Norway and Sweden, I was in both countries a couple of years ago and wanted to take a couple of small bottle of wine to drink on board when travelling on the trains and apart from buying and drinking a whole bottle in the buffet or dining car, you could...
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    Most pointless journey for which a fare is available

    A similar one could be, Tyndrum Upper and Lower in Western Scotland? Also the stations in Newhaven Sussex are quite close I think.
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    Most pointless journey for which a fare is available

    Yes around Kings Cross St Pancras I think (And in many Paris Metro Stations)
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    Retreiving Items From The Track/Cess?

    I was wearing a hat at a station in Germany, I was with a tour group and we were getting a local morning train to join a boat trip the River Rhine, when the train came in, the wind blew my hat off and it fell onto the track near the platform under the train. The tour leader did ask the train if...
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    Alcohol Bans

    I think in March of this year when everything was affected by cv.
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    Avanti West Coast Seat Map

    Many thanks, that is really helpful.

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