Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12137 Members
65 Forums
72401 Topics
976205 Posts
51 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
78 registered (alan128, 10 invisible), 1496 Guests and 256 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Vet help 580
Another Big Waste Fire in Liverpool. 523
Talk Talk Security Breach 445
Anyone Read Chinese Writing 381
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road? 292
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone 264
That was kept a bit quiet? 252
Cowhouses 212
RIP Peter Vaughan 197
Virgin broadband 172
New General Forums
Lib/dems rule the day
by JimmyG
2nd Dec 2016 10:59pm
Daft funny joke
by venice
2nd Dec 2016 5:54pm
We dont learn much.
by venice
1st Dec 2016 9:22pm
Freegle
by venice
1st Dec 2016 6:36pm
New Wirral History
Cowhouses
by Norton
Yesterday at 03:34 PM
Name help
by Paternoster21
3rd Dec 2016 8:03am
HMT Lancastria
by granny
2nd Dec 2016 11:38pm
Cubitts Holland and Hannen
by fish5133
27th Nov 2016 5:38pm
Fire station
by chris7777
22nd Nov 2016 12:24pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Cowhouses
by yoller
6 minutes 47 seconds ago
Where can I get free small boxes?
by Uffda
41 minutes 40 seconds ago
Virgin broadband
by fish5133
Today at 02:18 AM
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by _Steve_
Yesterday at 09:59 PM
Merseyrail
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 09:14 PM
Steel frame with wheels
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 08:06 PM
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 03:57 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
Yesterday at 12:13 PM
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
Yesterday at 01:44 AM
December
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
World Aids Day Event 2016. Liverpool
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:05pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#614142 - 2nd Nov 2011 5:38pm a new trainset
Martin1943 Offline
Addict

Registered: 26th Jan 2011
Posts: 252
Loc: Moreton
Is there a new train on Merseyrail. We were walking the dog this morning and what appeared to be a new type of train set went past, going from New Brighton. It was very very quiet (quieter than the new track would suggest) and specially decorated. The driving cabs appeared much more square than our present "old banger"

Top
Wirral Info : Advertising
Click me for more Information......


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#614146 - 2nd Nov 2011 5:52pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
DickyJim Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 1st Nov 2011
Posts: 23
Loc: Wallasey
i think they only got new trains not that long ago so wouldnt thought so

be nice though.

do ppl remember the old ones with the manky seats and stuff?

Top
#614151 - 2nd Nov 2011 6:01pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
8HBob Offline
Addict

Registered: 23rd Mar 2009
Posts: 204
Loc: Pensby
If it was yellow it was probably a Railtrack rail head cleaner. I saw this operating from West Kirby at 20.30 on Tuesday.

Bob.

Top
#614156 - 2nd Nov 2011 6:12pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
paulph1972 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 14th Mar 2011
Posts: 135
Loc: Wirral
train spotters lol

Top
#614169 - 2nd Nov 2011 6:43pm Re: a new trainset [Re: paulph1972]
8HBob Offline
Addict

Registered: 23rd Mar 2009
Posts: 204
Loc: Pensby
Originally Posted By: paulph1972
train spotters lol


I'm not a train spotter ! I was actually going for a swim in the leisure centre & it was over the fence.

Bob.

Top
#614174 - 2nd Nov 2011 6:57pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
paulph1972 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 14th Mar 2011
Posts: 135
Loc: Wirral
did you get the number off the front? Train spotter wink

Top
#614187 - 2nd Nov 2011 7:22pm Re: a new trainset [Re: paulph1972]
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 26th Jul 2008
Posts: 1498
Loc: Wallasey
Photo please!
_________________________
See you in cyberspace!

Top
#614209 - 2nd Nov 2011 7:37pm Re: a new trainset [Re: paulph1972]
8HBob Offline
Addict

Registered: 23rd Mar 2009
Posts: 204
Loc: Pensby
Originally Posted By: paulph1972
did you get the number off the front? Train spotter wink


If you want to know the number doesn't that make you a train spotter ?

Top
#614231 - 2nd Nov 2011 7:55pm Re: a new trainset [Re: 8HBob]
Stegga Offline

Addict

Registered: 28th Feb 2009
Posts: 259
Loc: woodchurch
It's probably just the train that's been given the new covering. The Beatles museum have had a 3 car unit decked out in the same style as the ones they did for the 2008 capital of culture.
There's already been lots of spotters out looking for it on the network armed with cameras, thermos flasks, salmon paste sandwiches and note pads.


Edited by Stegga (2nd Nov 2011 7:55pm)

Top
#614259 - 2nd Nov 2011 8:42pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
Sallybear Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 5th Apr 2009
Posts: 587
Loc: Wirral
The current train stock is due a complete overhaul in 2 years time, although they did appear to have one recently I think it was actually some time ago.

Top
#614504 - 3rd Nov 2011 9:37am Re: a new trainset [Re: Sallybear]
polo_phil Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 9th Jan 2009
Posts: 3080
Loc: Birkenhead
Originally Posted By: DickyJim
do ppl remember the old ones with the manky seats and stuff?

Those green seats were always gross...

Originally Posted By: Sallybear
The current train stock is due a complete overhaul in 2 years time, although they did appear to have one recently I think it was actually some time ago.

Was it about 8 years ago they got all the new seats etc?

Top
#614538 - 3rd Nov 2011 11:02am Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
zippy49 Offline
Member

Registered: 15th Oct 2010
Posts: 82
Loc: wallasey
Just asked hubby about train,it was the BEATLES one

Top
#614574 - 3rd Nov 2011 1:26pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
paulph1972 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 14th Mar 2011
Posts: 135
Loc: Wirral
I'll add that to my spotters book laugh

Top
#615013 - 4th Nov 2011 7:13am Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
j_demo Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 4th Nov 2011
Posts: 1828
Loc: Wallasey/New Brighton
it's what the "essential maintenance work" was that they were doing the other week, the new tracks is what's making the trains quieter not the trains themselves.

Top
#615075 - 4th Nov 2011 10:15am Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
zippy49 Offline
Member

Registered: 15th Oct 2010
Posts: 82
Loc: wallasey
I never seem to hear noise of trains,when i m on them could be with living close to a station or the music that drowns it out

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Where can I get free small boxes?
by Uffda
41 minutes 40 seconds ago
Virgin broadband
by corona
Yesterday at 05:20 PM
Cowhouses
by Norton
Yesterday at 03:34 PM
Merseyrail
by ambersmum
Yesterday at 02:52 PM
Offline Monday
by Mark
Yesterday at 12:13 PM
For Sale & Free
Steel frame with wheels
by anniebo28
Yesterday at 08:06 PM
Mountain bike carrera Vulcan 100 excellent cond
by TheComputerLab
Yesterday at 03:57 PM
Micro desktop PC
by anniebo28
8th Dec 2016 2:24pm
Iphone 5s, Grey, near mint condition, 50
by anniebo28
7th Dec 2016 7:40pm
Roberts Concerto 2 CD Player For Visually Impaired
by Tranquil
6th Dec 2016 10:05pm
Featured Member
Registered: 11th Nov 2016
Posts: 3
Newest Members
lucyw, BarbaraL, SherryLover, missyb, DavidSharpe
12137 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Where can I get free small boxes?
by Uffda
41 minutes 40 seconds ago
Anyone Read Chinese Writing
by Tranquil
9th Dec 2016 3:47pm
Gymnastics coaches needed.
by margy
3rd Dec 2016 9:28pm
Wirral Globe
by locomotive
1st Dec 2016 6:25pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
30th Nov 2016 9:16pm
News : New Topics
Geert Wilders
by fish5133
9th Dec 2016 2:44pm
RIP Peter Vaughan
by diggingdeeper
7th Dec 2016 4:22am
That was kept a bit quiet?
by venice
6th Dec 2016 11:25am
Another tree down on Arrowe park Road?
by Davefabo
6th Dec 2016 11:08am
Bunchems Xmas present warning
by venice
6th Dec 2016 9:28am
New Enthusiast Forums
Virgin broadband
by corona
05:20 PM
Talk Talk Security Breach
by fish5133
7th Dec 2016 6:19pm
Mobile mechanic needed to fit a wishbone
by anniebo28
6th Dec 2016 7:13pm
Vet help
by colin86
6th Dec 2016 6:25pm
Game shocking prices!!!
by eddtheduck
5th Dec 2016 4:55pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Cowhouses 219
Virgin broadband 178
Steel frame with wheels 62
Merseyrail 35
Where can I get free small boxes? 20
Offline Monday 19
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 8:19am
Sunset Sun 3:52pm
Local Time Sun 9:53am
WikiWirral Can . . . .