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Blue Pullman Revival

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Will RL, Jul 30, 2020.

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    For anyone interested, the old BTF 'Blue Pullman' film gets an airing on the Talking Pictures channel tomorrow at 08.20.
    Freeview 81 Sky 328
     
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    Isn't it booked for some test runs next week?

    Crewe-Carnforth-Rugby-Crewe.
     
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    Correct, definitely on Monday, haven't looked for the rest of the week.
     
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    I love it!





    The original

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    Link(s) to RTT?
     
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    Definitely the Blue Pullman set? There is of course another set at Crewe that was used for tests between Crewe and Chester that could also be used
     
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    According to Railway Herald, yes.

    http://railwayherald.com/railtours
     
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    Fantastic finish on it, but I don't really think it flatters the sharp lines of the HST power car. It would have probably looked better on a buffered set, and I speak as someone who generally prefers my HSTs unbuffered. The coaches look terrific though.

    All that said, as a business proposition it makes total sense. LSL/Saphos/whichever bit of the Hosking operation it is definitely have to be commended for their initiative in developing new rail tour options.
     
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    Will the test runs get cancelled? Cause it's 14th November debut won't be happening now.
     
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    I know RH have good reliability. But something in me said why would they use the BP set for training.

    The shorter set seen last week running to Chester (43059+058) is out today.
     
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    are there any images of the interior and seating of these units?
     
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    The finest livery I have ever seen applied to these trains!:)

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