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57604 And HST40

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From today, I can confirm that 57604 Pendennis Castle will be repainted this year.......in traditional style GWR green as currently carried. 602 should be out this week new style.

 

Still in the planning stage is an open day in May at Bristol St Phillips Marsh depot in conjunction with 40 years this October of HST services along with other events later in the year.

 

 

Also, something NOT green IS being done to an item of rolling stock but not what initially wanted due to disability regulations....... . Can't say any more but I'm looking forward to seeing it.

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From today, I can confirm that 57604 Pendennis Castle will be repainted this year.......in traditional style GWR green as currently carried. 602 should be out this week new style.

 

Still in the planning stage is an open day in May at Bristol St Phillips Marsh depot in conjunction with 40 years this October of HST services along with other events later in the year.

 

 

Also, something NOT green IS being done to an item of rolling stock but not what initially wanted due to disability regulations....... . Can't say any more but I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Oooh. I've got a feeling about the last one! Does it end in 001 by any chance? :)

 

It will be a shame to see 604 repainted, I know it was for GWR 175 but it did make it stand out within the fleet. I'm guessing 'traditional GWR green; is as per the rest of the fleet?

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Paul's post says "...green as currently carried" so hopefully still the classic shade! No doubt there'll be a few variations in the detail though for those who keep their models up to date

 

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Oooh. I've got a feeling about the last one! Does it end in 001 by any chance?

 

 

"....disability regulations......" Not giving any more clues.

 

Equality Act or accessibly requirements ... sorry to be pedantic but disability is not regulated.

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Told personally, disability hence when mk3 painted in prototype livery when 41 was done, it was locked out when on service train, so we can't do what we wanted to do so doing next best thing..... .

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Told personally, disability hence when mk3 painted in prototype livery when 41 was done, it was locked out when on service train, so we can't do what we wanted to do so doing next best thing..... .

 

 

You missed the point - its the terminology used not the fact that accessibility requirements may limit what can be used for the deliniation of doors. In fact the locking out of a coach because it does not have contrasting doors is, in my opinion, a cop out like using H&S as an excude not to do somthing. You still have a coach which the visually limited traveller has problems with locating the door but then lock it out so nobody can use it.

 

If used on services where there are platform staff to help then the requirements for accessability are, for the time being, more flexible. This is why charter stock can still be repainted in historic liveries.

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This is why Chiltern Railways slam door MK3 stock can still be repainted in historic liveries - Blue Grey with no contrast.

 

I have made a few amendments. This is in daily commuter service into London.

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Only passing what I've been told. I DONT get involved in politics, either in my enthusiast or railway working roles, the fact is we SHALL be doing something to celebrate 40 years of the best passenger diesel in the world and that is what my post and information is about.

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