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455-829 at Gatwick 3/12/10



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455-829 at Gatwick 3/12/10

It's not often that I see one of these at Gatwick... and not often that I find myself walking the cycle route to get this kind of shot... today I did, and I had my camera with me. I'm not sure of these are local this far south of London, or whether this was a waether diversion. Nice to see it here though



    Weather, not waether... spelling is always dependent on whether I use spell check !:rolleyes:
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    Claude_Dreyfus
    Dec 03 2010 21:13
    Wow, yes that is unusual. They do venture as far south as Horsham on the Dorking line, but Purley (diving off on the Caterham or Tattenham Corner branches) is pretty much their limit on the Brighton route, so you got quite a reward for struggling through the snow...:)
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    John M Upton
    Dec 03 2010 21:39
    I believe on Wednesday evening when it was starting to go really pear shaped they attempted to run a pair of 455's to Brighton and back but they never made it beyond Gatwick. They were sitting in Platform 1 at Gatwick until late this afternoon when a Class 73 came to rescue them, a simliar operation also being carried out with a pair of FCC 319's at Three Bridges in the same boat.
    You see.., I knew someone would know B) . Thanks chaps. Oh, and the low angle is gained from the cycle route as it passes under the South Terminal... I saw this as I left the exit... and thought, yes, I'll take a shot of that! So there we go, a nice top-of-the-pops camera angle... There's a shot of the other end on my recent "storyboard" blog of my journey. Thanks for your comments. I was lucky to get home on Wednesday evening considering my journey started in Bordeaux (and Gatwick flight cancelled)... travelled via EasyJet to Luton, FCC to St P, Victoria to Victoria and then literally straight on to a Southern train to Ore... to Wivelsfield.... I know I was lucky... and the driver's optimistic commentary kept the few passengers happy too.
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    Tay Bridge
    Dec 04 2010 10:34

    You see.., I knew someone would know B) . Thanks chaps. Oh, and the low angle is gained from the cycle route as it passes under the South Terminal... I saw this as I left the exit... and thought, yes, I'll take a shot of that! So there we go, a nice top-of-the-pops camera angle... There's a shot of the other end on my recent "storyboard" blog of my journey. Thanks for your comments. I was lucky to get home on Wednesday evening considering my journey started in Bordeaux (and Gatwick flight cancelled)... travelled via EasyJet to Luton, FCC to St P, Victoria to Victoria and then literally straight on to a Southern train to Ore... to Wivelsfield.... I know I was lucky... and the driver's optimistic commentary kept the few passengers happy too.



    Hi Guys

    You are lucky at moment. Yesterday there was nothing running north of Edinburgh and Glasgow. My son in law who works in Edinburgh and commutes in from Markinch (North of Forth Bridge on East Coast Main Line has been stuck in the house changing nappies!!
    :lol:
    Chris