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#614142 - 2nd Nov 2011 5:38pm a new trainset
Martin1943 Offline
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Registered: 26th Jan 2011
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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"

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#614146 - 2nd Nov 2011 5:52pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
DickyJim Offline
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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?

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#614151 - 2nd Nov 2011 6:01pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
8HBob Offline
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Registered: 23rd Mar 2009
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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.

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#614156 - 2nd Nov 2011 6:12pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
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train spotters lol

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

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#614174 - 2nd Nov 2011 6:57pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
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did you get the number off the front? Train spotter wink

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#614187 - 2nd Nov 2011 7:22pm Re: a new trainset [Re: paulph1972]
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Photo please!
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#614209 - 2nd Nov 2011 7:37pm Re: a new trainset [Re: paulph1972]
8HBob Offline
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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 ?

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#614231 - 2nd Nov 2011 7:55pm Re: a new trainset [Re: 8HBob]
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Registered: 28th Feb 2009
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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)

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

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#614504 - 3rd Nov 2011 9:37am Re: a new trainset [Re: Sallybear]
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Registered: 9th Jan 2009
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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?

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#614538 - 3rd Nov 2011 11:02am Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
zippy49 Offline
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Registered: 15th Oct 2010
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Loc: wallasey
Just asked hubby about train,it was the BEATLES one

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#614574 - 3rd Nov 2011 1:26pm Re: a new trainset [Re: Martin1943]
paulph1972 Offline
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Registered: 14th Mar 2011
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I'll add that to my spotters book laugh

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

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

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