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423417 on the move.....

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Lewisb06, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Lewisb06

    Lewisb06 Member

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    Moving from EG on Tues pm to Bournemouth Depot....
     
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    Any idea why?
     
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    buzby2 Well-Known Member

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    Covered storage perchance?
     
  4. Lewisb06

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    To be stored, in a serviceable condition, on the juice and under cover.....

    If left outside the condition of unit would deteriorate...
     
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    Christopher125 Part of the furniture

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    ..and to make room for further digging in the near future.
     
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    On her way to Eastleigh...then on to Bournemouth tomorrow ....
     
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    Hopefully arrived safely and now kept warm on the juice?
     
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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Just been announced that operational responsibility for the VEP will now be assumed by the Southern Electric Traction Group, based at Wimbledon Park depot. Ownership, I believe, remains with the Bluebell Railway. To be brutally honest, long-term storage at the Bluebell - without access to a third rail to keep the systems warm; without adequate undercover storage and with a gazillion doors and windows to maintain - was always going to be problematic, so this transfer of operational responsibility is a good heritage result for the unit, which can now be stored in the dry and on the juice.

    More info here: setg.org.uk

    Tom
     
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    Nice to see that the BB have been proactive. What would be good to see is one of the first train through from EG to be a diesel hauling her though to SP...
     
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    Hauling?! Propelling, sir!

    This is the Southern Electric - we do push-pull. None of this hauling nonsense, thank you!
     

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