The way it is being organised means repainting and refurbishing 6 cars. Swapping the sets over would mean doing the same for 18 cars. Why do that?Are the XC and WM units different internally (seating layout etc)? If not, why not just swap six 2-car XC sets for a similar number of 3-car WM sets, instead of going to the trouble of reforming 12 units? How significant is the cost of changing the livery on 30 cars rather than 6?
170523 has worked 5Z71 Bristol Barton Hill to Tyseley today as a 3 car with 56635 added. It's also renumbered 170623. Individual car numbers are unchanged.
No WMR 3 car sets after this weekend according to a notice posted in the booking on point the other day.Thanks for the heads-up I've been getting the 'new' 170/5s on WMR when possible, had 532/534/535 so far. 533 I am sure I read has been done, just waiting on 530 and 531 now. Fingers crossed they won't be far behind, it's helping to keep me busy with new stuff on my patch until the 196s begin
Thanks for the heads-upNo WMR 3 car sets after this weekend according to a notice posted in the booking on point the other day.
Are the XC and WM units different internally (seating layout etc)?
The XC 170s are in a very poor state inside, hardly surprising since it's been years since any interior work and don't even have plug sockets/USBs. both the seating and carpets are very worn.Have the centre cars had any other work on them except new seat covers? Presumably needed a deep clean too.