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Interestingly RTT appears to be showing paths for the training currently underway - in theory leaving St Johns for Shanklin every half hour from 8:51 to 17:21 all next week.

 

In reality they've been running hourly and clocking off mid-late afternoon (so far at least), but this may be useful for anyone wanting to see them?

 

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/detailed/gb-nr:RYR/2021-08-30/0910?stp=WVS&show=all&order=wtt

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1 hour ago, John M Upton said:

Do we have a definite date for when the line will reopen?  This seems to be dragging on somewhat...

 

On other sites, the most commonly suggested date is 18 October. That looks about right now that the 4th set has been delivered and the 5th is presumably soon. That gives time for set shakedown, reliability running and training.

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Good news: First train to the Pier Head since January can be seen (14:53) on the webcams travelling up the pier...

 

Bad news: It stopped about 3/4 of the way up, and at this moment is stationary with the lights flashing....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkmhN7P8U-4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-44KECp-xQ

 

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Currently at the platform.

 

Comments on YouTube indicate they were doing some train evacuation training earlier.

 

(as for lights flashing - perhaps an interaction between the camera and LED lights that seems quite common? - or perhaps a safety feature if a train is being evacuated?)

 

Being reported it is 484003

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4 minutes ago, mdvle said:

Currently at the platform.

 

Comments on YouTube indicate they were doing some train evacuation training earlier.

 

(as for lights flashing - perhaps an interaction between the camera and LED lights that seems quite common?)

 

Correct. Part of the staff training includes evacuating passengers on the pier and in Ryde tunnel.

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Meanwhile the old stock bought by LTTG is going (or has gone?) to Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway, which is a twist I wasn’t expecting: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/09/two-london-underground-trains-have-found-a-home-in-south-wales.html/amp

 

Does anyone know more about this or is there a more appropriate thread for it than here?

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3 minutes ago, corneliuslundie said:

More relevant, I assume that they will be running on battery power if they are to be used without a locomotive. 

 

I think so, as that was what was originally intended when they were to have gone to Epping Ongar. I understand the Epping plan fell through but don’t know any more.

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On 21/09/2021 at 20:53, 009 micro modeller said:

 

I think so, as that was what was originally intended when they were to have gone to Epping Ongar. I understand the Epping plan fell through but don’t know any more.


The LTTG’s homepage is here: http://www.lttractiongroup.co.uk/#/. I think it confirms they still intend to use batteries.

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17 minutes ago, Davexoc said:

 

Saw one just the other day, under restoration at Acton....

 

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The ones from the Isle of Wight are at the other end of the rake. At present they are in NWSE 'toothpaste' colours.

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On 29/09/2021 at 20:55, PhilJ W said:

The ones from the Isle of Wight are at the other end of the rake. At present they are in NWSE 'toothpaste' colours.

 

According to the museum blurb, the IOW ones are the two middle vehicles, which have already been stripped, with LT yellow(ish) driving cars at either end.

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27 minutes ago, Davexoc said:

 

According to the museum blurb, the IOW ones are the two middle vehicles, which have already been stripped, with LT yellow(ish) driving cars at either end.

Yes, the two ex-IOW vehicles are control trailer no. S27 and trailer no. S49, both of them in the middle of the four-car rake.  When I visited recently s49 was still carrying NSE livery on one side only.

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An unusual (unique?) development at Esplanade - to aid with sighting they've repurposed the redundant WFP35 on the pier shuttle platform to be a co-acting signal.

 

There had been talk of a signal in the four foot of the old down line but the hole was later filled in, so presumably someone noticed that a simpler solution was literally right in front of them.

 

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483008 | (appr.) Ryde Esplanade, Isle of Wight (1) by jimbolimbo9, on Flickr

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