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It's been a while ...

Posted by Richard E , 10 October 2017 - - - - - - · 154 views

... since I blogged. I'm going to be more positive today, 9 weeks on Friday will see the start of the part of my life where I wonder how I ever had the time to go to work, I will retire in mid December even though the official date is 31/12. 
About 3 months hibernating to catch up on sleep should follow (I won't migrate like some of the feathered one...


ECML disruption 6/6/16

Posted by Richard E , 06 June 2016 - * - - - - · 150 views

Latest story from VTEC, the train in front of mine is stuck south of Doncaster and the 'Thunderbird' has been dispatched. Saw it go past. 
Guard reports that there was smoke coming out of a tunnel south of Doncaster - has the 225 in front of us blown it's DCC chip?


More ECML woes

Posted by Richard E , 24 December 2015 - - - - - - · 195 views

After one under at Potters Bar on Tuesday that completely messed up the schedules (I feel sorry, again, for all that had to clean up after that) we have a broken down train between Grantham and Newark today.

Tuesday was a delay of 112 minutes and today we are being warned of delays of up to 120 minutes. The issue at present is that the faulty set cannot...


ECML struggling again

Posted by Richard E , 24 November 2015 - - - - - - · 209 views

And more woes, couple of sets failed already this week and add one under In the Berwick area today to really mess it up. The train due in York at 14:57 from Aberdeen is an HST. It turned up at 17:20 having been via Carlisle!

A bonus for me, instead of non-stop to London it is stopping at Peterborough so I get a taste of older timetables where I used to Y...


ECML woes

Posted by Richard E , 18 November 2015 - - - - - - · 173 views

Well, today seems to be one of those days again.

This morning the 07:46 VTEC service from Peterborough to York was cancelled due to a train fault. The set eventually crept into Stevenage 103 minutes late and there it stayed. The following 07:59 service ended up arriving in York 63 minutes after the cancelled one should have as it ended up 31 minutes late...

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