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ECML Azumas

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Victor, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Victor

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    The Azumas are in service, Leeds - London.
    There was one on the 13:45 service ex Leeds yesterday.
    So at last we've got a bit of new kit oop north.
    Other signs of optimism are the 170's, they'll do nicely thank you) , the refurbed 156's, AND 180 TE Express sets doing the local Leeds - Huddersfield shuttles.
    We've still got the Pacers but they are 'diminishing'
    How the hell can a crew face a full shift on Leeds -Southport (hundreds of stops) with a 2 car Pacer?
     
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    Plenty of 142s still out there on the Morecambe run Victor. I came back on one in Tyne and Wear colours with bus seats the other day. Rode like a bucking bronco on the jointed track.
     
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    Please, pretty please, don't mention Pacers and Morecambe.:Banghead: Only this last week 'you know who' said " It's nice weather can we go to Morecambe on the train":eek:
     
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    We're doomed, finished,etc etc. What is the world coming to? us misters might just as well throw the towel in and go to the pub. (which i did)
    I have some disturbing news. Whilst traversing Leeds station today there the 13:45pm Leeds - London service was loading, a new Azuma, all shiny new and sparkly (and very nice it looked), 13;45 came, doors closed and it started to glide quietly and smoothly on it's way to London BUT........................now brace yourselves lads...............THERE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN DRIVING IT :eek::Jawdrop::Arghh::Banghead:
     
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    You obviously don't get out much victor. On this side of the Pennines women drivers have been present for some years - on Merseyrail; Northern and Virgin services. :Chillout: :Resistanceisfutile:
     
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    I know Fred...........it was just a bit of banter. Just my strange sense of humour [​IMG]
     
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    You know that, I know that, but I'll lay a pound to a pinch of excrement that someone, somewhere, will be offended.
     
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    Worry not - I knew it was banter but had you said "the driver wasn't from Yorkshire...." I might have thought you were being serious !
     
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