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  1. Pete_uk

    Th 21/10/21 IET hits PW Trolley left on line near Challow

    I sometimes wonder who gets to be in charge of these PW gangs.
  2. Pete_uk

    GWR withdraw some 800's due to cracks in yaw damper bolsters...

    Can't they weld some aluminium over the effected area? That always got my brother's car through its MOT
  3. Pete_uk

    What are most trains made out of?

    Have any trains in the UK been built out of that aloominum stuff?
  4. Pete_uk

    Gloucester resignalling design contract awarded

    A good high-ish speed turnout for trains going to Swindon and beyond would help. It's silly breaking from 90 or so down to 40 then having to accelerate up the hill.
  5. Pete_uk

    Rail Public Service Contracts engagement announced by DfT

    Hope 'local' branding and liveries stay.
  6. Pete_uk

    Tesco to increase its use of rail freight

    As a lady once said 'Just rejoice at that news'
  7. Pete_uk

    Companies Using "Because of COVID" As An Excuse For Poor Service

    We had a small pebble launched at one of our front door windows back on, um, good Friday. It got boarded up and I painted it blue to go with the door but the council is still 'chaseing up' the replacement.
  8. Pete_uk

    Vaccine Progress, Approval, and Deployment

    So, once the booster jabs come out, will you still be 'fully vaccinated' ?
  9. Pete_uk

    Local Lockdowns after Furlough ends

    Wow, there are people who have been on furlough all this time?
  10. Pete_uk

    Stations rebranded to Great British Railways design / Rail Alphabet 2

    The sign up above needs to have the lettering a centimetre or two higher with a red stripe underneath, a white gap then blue. Maybe the red can become the double arrow logo. Then it will be displaying the 'GBR' brand.
  11. Pete_uk

    Heading into autumn - what next?

    Any kind of commercial business shut down before Christmas ☃️ will be catastrophic. I too would like to know what the plan is to increase the available ICU beds long term.
  12. Pete_uk

    GWR withdraw some 800's due to cracks in yaw damper bolsters...

    So, what will it take to fix this? What will be the cost in £ and units out of service?
  13. Pete_uk

    Heading into autumn - what next?

    I think the winter will be a disastrous. An elderly relative of mine fell and broke his femur. It was a wait of four hours for an ambulance then once at hospital a four hour wait in the ambulance to be seen.
  14. Pete_uk

    GWR withdraw some 800's due to cracks in yaw damper bolsters...

    I was told, rightly or wrongly that the 40k was incorrect and that they were more like 7k.
  15. Pete_uk

    Wigan to Bolton electrification officially given go ahead

    I'm guessing some cascaded stock will be used for services?
  16. Pete_uk

    19th July Lockdown Easing - Observations and Compliance

    From the comfort of my sofa I watched the British Touring Car Championship from Thruxton on Sunday. After the first race I noticed none of the drivers were wearing face masks as they had done previously. In fact, of the hundreds of people who would have appeared on screen the only face covering...
  17. Pete_uk

    Supermarket Update

    Wash your keyboard out with soap! Seriously we do tend to forget the lessons of food security that we learned in WW2.
  18. Pete_uk

    What is the Covid-19 Exit Strategy of 'Zero Covid' countries such as Australia and New Zealand?

    So, I assume businesses are getting some kind of bail out? What's the furlough like?
  19. Pete_uk

    What is the Covid-19 Exit Strategy of 'Zero Covid' countries such as Australia and New Zealand?

    Meanwhile the rest of the western world is getting jabbed and carrying on with life.

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