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36 minutes ago, jessy1692 said:

Im heading down Norfolk end of August and was hoping to catch some 37 services out of Norwich, and well out of any Anglian gen, will these new units have taken over by then?

 

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James

 

Yes - or No

 

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Gissing

25 July 2019

66001 and 754101 on 5Q99, 03:43, Ripple Lane Exch Sdgs - Norwich C.PT. T.&R.S.M.D (08:23) - new unit delivery and a friendly wave.

 

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3 hours ago, beast66606 said:

 

Yes - or No

 

Cheers Beast, will play it by ere and keep an eye on here

Thanks

James

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Slightly firmer date of Monday now given for the short set going to hot standby and a 755 into service - one of the drivers has been briefed and there's staffing in place for Monday.

Still not 100% until it happens but .. the end is very nigh unfortunately.

 

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755 410 just left Norwich, presumably to Lowestoft to form the first in-service train.

 

A member of staff said it had left Norwich in service but I don't think it was. The only occupants looked like staff. And I was the only non staff person to see it go out.

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1 hour ago, Coryton said:

755 410 just left Norwich, presumably to Lowestoft to form the first in-service train.

 

A member of staff said it had left Norwich in service but I don't think it was. The only occupants looked like staff. And I was the only non staff person to see it go out.

 

Correct, it's ECS to Lowestoft to form the 07:47, Lowestoft - Norwich

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13 hours ago, Coryton said:

755 410 just left Norwich, presumably to Lowestoft to form the first in-service train.

 

A member of staff said it had left Norwich in service but I don't think it was. The only occupants looked like staff. And I was the only non staff person to see it go out.

Goes to Lowestoft as 5J67 07:00 from norwich low level sidings

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Here is 755410 working the 1036 Norwich to GT Yarmouth this morning. AGA making lots of announcements on the ex-London train and on Norwich station itself about this first day of new trains in service

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755 on the NC37 diagram again today.

 

37419 - the InterCity liveried one is on the way to Norwich, arriving around 20:00 tonight

 

755 testing has ramped up with several Norwich - Ipswich - Norwich runs each day now.

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I'm aware that a test train made it to Sheringham shortly after the platform was lengthened, but I understood a bridge (nr. Runton?) needed some work before regular runs? Can anyone confirm that?

It's great that the 755 has begun on the Yarmouth/Lowestoft route, I'm just curious as to how far down the pecking order Cromer/Sheringham is.

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23 minutes ago, russ p said:

I've not heard that one Pete 

 

Probably Chinese whispers, Russ. The bridge over Beeston Road nr. Sheringham always looks spit thin (you can see daylight when walking under it and looking up), so I wondered if it was that one. I'm sure they're all fine and I got that wrong.

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42 minutes ago, russ p said:

I've not heard that one Pete 

 

There was a whisper about it a few weeks back but I think it's been resolve / proved false.

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That got a big repair a few years back after a lorry hit it , moved it but didn't report it.

A train came in had a bit of a wobble over it but stayed in sheringham until a bridge examiner came and escorted it over and the line was shut for a few days until it was repaired. 

The bridges on Hall road and felbrigg roads are not to good but will be ok for the new stuff 

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Had my 1st journey on 755 410 today 30/07/2019 on 10:36 Norwich Gt Yarmouth 11.17 Gt Yarmouth Norwich. Then back to Class 90 haulage trying to avoid the 321 EMU sets. 1st every Bi-modal BMU, so will wait to see what the future brings.

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NC37 diagram this morning is brought to you by ... the 37s and the short set :)

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A class 755 was (apparently) due to debut on the Norwich - Cambridge - Norwich services this morning.

 

"06:33 Cancelled due to a train fault"

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27 minutes ago, beast66606 said:

A class 755 was (apparently) due to debut on the Norwich - Cambridge - Norwich services this morning.

 

"06:33 Cancelled due to a train fault"

 

Bedding in new stock, to be expected. 

 

If I'm aware of when it is due to run I might try and get a picture...

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They are a bit quiet .I thought about trying to get phone  shot at Thorpe St Andrew of them crossing the bridge but no warning  of them approaching .As  neither my wife  or the dogs were prepared to sit with an idiot holding a phone up for hours the  shot went untaken,

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04 August 2019

Whitlingham Junction

755418 on 2P58, 11:57, Norwich - Great Yarmouth (12:40) - first week 755s in passenger service.

 

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04 August 2019

Whitlingham Junction

755417 on 5Q64, 10:40, Lowestoft - Norwich T.C. (11:25) - unit under test

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8 hours ago, Satan's Goldfish said:

 

Bedding in new stock, to be expected. 

 

If I'm aware of when it is due to run I might try and get a picture...

 

Should be tomorrow morning - I'm trying to find out which working.

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