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    Working timetable abbreviations

    Thanks, There's certainly more to read on these WTT's than the passenger ones. Andy.
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    Not sure about the column numbers yet, but something else that confuses me (which is not too hard!): On the attached F10 page, in the very first column it shows a time of 7 2 pm - Fridays only at Padiham and 7 18 at Rose Grove junction. Directly above the entry of 7 2, it says "After working...
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    If you want to message me with your email address I can send it to you, otherwise timetable world.com will publish it later this month - just ask if you would like an advanced copy! Andy.
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    Thanks again, I think you need a rest from me! The WTT does confirm what everyone has been telling me about the line sadly. Clearly it was being run down for various reasons as were many more. So many thanks for all the replies! Andy.
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    Thanks, you've answered many questions there for me in one go! It could well have been taking coal to the power station - good theory. There was a daily class K train (Mineral "coal" train) from Rose Grove which arrived 7 31 am at Padiham, and Rose Grove stored coal from the near by Hapton...
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    Much appreciated, and I should have realised about posting pictures - thank you! I am actually puzzled over a few things, but if I could continue with my next question: There is a class K train (7 56 am from Blackburn), it goes down the Great Harwood loop line and at 9 0 arrives at Padiham -...
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    Thanks everyone. It seems the V actually stands for something like "see further details" or "extra information" in this case. Andy.
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    Sorry for the late reply! V appears at least twice, and only one of these stations had water there. The two classes of train involved are class K & class H. Please see attached (Great Harwood 8V35 & Simonstone 10V40). Another point to note is after the entry Simonstone 10V40, the next one at...
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    Working timetable abbreviations

    I've just got my first working timetable, (BR 1956 WTT of Freight trains - Todmorden and Great Harwood Junction & branch lines) and as explained to me in a previous thread there is an explanation of abbreviations in it, however it doesn't tell me what "V" means? Example: Depart 10V40 Can...
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    The branch lines committee

    I do have to agree with you. When I read the modernisation plan for the first time what you quoted stood out to me. Given the amount of financial investment coming its way BR would have really wanted to close as many branch lines as it could get away with. To research an individual line would...
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    Mark 1 coaches - how many people

    My original question about the carriages was really about would have it been possible for BR to accommodate X number of possible extra passengers. The simple answer to it is yes. All the points made are valid, I couldn't see how you would have got back home by train without a long wait - and...
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    The branch lines committee

    Thanks guys. It was my old thing about Simonstone - and it was just a theory. Thanks, Andy.
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    The branch lines committee

    Thanks everyone for the in depth, detailed replies, they are very interesting indeed. My reason for asking is that I have a theory about a branch line of interest to me: My theory is that this branch line was marked for closure (at least to passengers) a "good while" before it actually...
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    Mark 1 coaches - how many people

    Thanks for that. The revised timetable you have posted is the one after they removed the stop at Simonstone. Points are: 1. It's the only one on the timetable that does not stop at Simonstone. 2. The L & Y society state it stopped there at this time until the day the factory opened.
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    The branch lines committee

    I want to ask does anyone know anything about the branch lines committee? The only thing I can find out is that it was formed in 1949 with the remit to identify branch lines that were poor performers, i.e. losing money / not needed and to close them down. So who would have been on this...
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    Mark 1 coaches - how many people

    Thanks for all the replies. I was simply working on a theory that it was indeed possible for BR to accept the increase of passengers to the factory. My own suspicion is back in 1955 or indeed a year or two before BR had already made their mind up to close this branch line. The refusal to run...
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    Mark 1 coaches - how many people

    Thanks, So really, you are all telling me a station that could accommodate 5 carriages could have easily coped with an extra 200 passengers on top of the usual 100? Andy.
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    Mark 1 coaches - how many people

    Thanks everyone! And I guess you could squeeze a few more standing? My reason for asking is this: In 1955 Mullards (a large electrical company) opened a factory in Simonstone (Lancashire). They asked BR if the 6:32 from Blackburn could be run 10 minutes earlier so a possible 400 staff could...
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    Mark 1 coaches - how many people

    Hi, I'm just trying to work out how many people could sit on a Mark 1 carriage say around 1955. I can find out most of the details about them but it doesn't state how many people a single carriage could seat. Does anyone know please? Thanks, Andy.
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    Rose Grove to Padiham singled, but when.

    John, Many thanks! It was more or less what I had come to realise / worked out. It's been five long years delving into this line, and really, unless anyone can tell me different it just about wraps it up for me. Many many thanks to you & everyone, Andy.

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