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  1. Joel_F

    Whats the most successful Locomotive or Unit in the UK?

    I don't think the 60 will be up there. A fair few of them didn't make it a decade in service.
  2. Joel_F

    Harry Potter fans fuming after oncoming train blocks Hogwarts Express

    Simple solution to stop the crowds. Stick a 37 or 47 in front of the black 5 and nobody will turn up!
  3. Joel_F

    Whats the most successful Locomotive or Unit in the UK?

    The 66 is based on the 59, which itself is basically an EMD SD40-2 locomotive with a different bodyshell and rebuilt for the British loading gauge. EMD built a staggering 4000+ SD40-2 locomotives!
  4. Joel_F

    Whats the most successful Locomotive or Unit in the UK?

    HST. No question about it!
  5. Joel_F

    East Midlands Railway livery and station branding

    Not sure about that front end, ugly is the only description I can think of!
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    UK Bus Manufacturer News & Discussion (ADL, Optare, Wright etc)

    A very comprehensive list. Thank you for taking the time to compile it!
  7. Joel_F

    Increase in Graffiti on the network

    In my opinion, graffiti makes an area or train/system look old, unsafe, dirty and unappealing. I personally like the MRT railway system in Singapore, which is modern, clean and well kept. Not that I condone the punishment, but a few years ago some people broke into a depot in Singapore and...
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    Transfer of LNER HST 125s to East Midlands Railway (EMR)

    I really, really wish there was an upvote button on this forum :lol:
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    UK Bus Manufacturer News & Discussion (ADL, Optare, Wright etc)

    Stagecoach has a fair few ex-First Wright buses, from the takeovers of Wigan, Chester and Birkenhead.
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    Bus Liveries & Football Teams (local colours for local people)

    Go North East "Toon Link" buses are black and white striped - Newcastle United colours.
  11. Joel_F

    Red Rose, Red Line and Red Eagle.

    I've got a relatively up to date fleetlist which can be found here : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mD3UB161xveWfZufQ2nx3IwIv6Q7QwyoZoR-DM2rxYk/edit?usp=sharing
  12. Joel_F

    Proportion of EMU Services through Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham.

    Nothing was strange about DC overheads at the time, but to have a single line with DC and the rest of the network using AC, which would be the situation if Woodhead wasn't closed, would just mean that through freights and passengers would use diesel haulage. It would need an expensive...
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    Proportion of EMU Services through Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham.

    That's true. Forgot it was still open to be honest!
  14. Joel_F

    Should we have a second chamber made up of randomly selected members of the public?

    I kind of like this idea. Best to have it as a third house, as I feel the Lords still has its uses. What kind of matters would be dealt with in this chamber?
  15. Joel_F

    Proportion of EMU Services through Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham.

    Not Woodhead again! As much as I love the route, it's rather impractical and had some very strange DC overhead lines. Converting it to standard would probably cost close to electrifying a new route!
  16. Joel_F

    Red Rose, Red Line and Red Eagle.

    I'll get it to you this week. I just need to work on a few updates!
  17. Joel_F

    Red Rose, Red Line and Red Eagle.

    Not sure about Red Eagle. Red Rose and Redline are one and the same company. I can get you a fleetlist if you'd like.
  18. Joel_F

    Arriva loses contract to supply TfW with rail replacement buses, replaced by Abellio

    Abellio will likely just be the manager. The operation will probably be carried out by all kinds of local operators. Here at Northampton, recent rail replacements were carried out by Stagecoach Northampton, UNO buses of Northampton and MK, Country Lion of Northampton, NXWM, Ridleys of...
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    Chicago 2600 series car on M3

    If it's on the M3, it's most likely going to/from Southampton docks? Going off on a tangent, would Chicago metro stock fit the UK loading gauge?

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