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Vintage Trains - 2021

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by Will RL, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    @Vintage Trains , welcome , you may wish to highlight where people can get tickets as well and availability
     
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    20s paired or top and tail please ?
     
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    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    I think they meant "passed", but as it turned out "past" does make some sense, sadly.
     
  4. Will RL

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    20’s are double headed
     
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    anyone know what's happening at Nuneaton 20,s arrived at 8.12 real time trains says they are still there AT 9.20
    !!
     
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    from another site.

    don't shoot the messenger!!!

    'the contract between DBC and VT expired on 2nd August - presumably for TOC support, so no rescue loco,
    Apparently there’s no Operating Company taking ownership of the train! NR alleging it shouldn’t be on their metals in that case'.
    not sure if this is wibble

    Neil
     
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    thanks neil very interesting - still there !
     
  8. Will RL

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    A hitch with control. We are now on the move again.
     
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    thanks have a good day in sgee
     
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    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

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    Stopped from 08:12 to 10:20. Good fortune is certainly not on the side of Vintage Trains. <BJ>
     
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    VT surely are a TOC in their own right . I do get the point about rescue support which does make sense
     
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    seems to be stuck at sleaford now !!
    lost its path perhaps
     
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    Lost path or not it managed to recover one hour of the lateness by the time it reached Skegness.
     
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    From what I can gather reading various other forums, it seems VT were using DBC for control to liaise with Network Rail. It's the same as Caledonian Sleepers using GBRf control; they're not a big enough TOC to have their own control. But the VT/DBC contract expired on Monday, and the signaller at Nuneaton queried why there was no consist listed for the charter. Hence the long delay while ROG were contacted and agreed to take over.
     
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    Only the 4 1/2 hours in Skeggy then! :eek:
     
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    From my experience that’s four and a half hours too long. :)
     
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    Where impact, if any, does this situation have on a Sunday’s SE’s?
     
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    None at all. Why would it?
     
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    Good news.
    I asked the question because I, along with other potential passengers on next Sunday’s SE, did not know if the arrangement with ROG to provide ‘Control Services’ for yesterday’s train was a one off or a long term agreement.
     
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    I understand that it will be a long term arrangement from industry sources.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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