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946 of 999  Sun 22nd Apr 2018 5:35pm  
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A stamp inside the book here, which says: "BRITISH RAILWAYS COVENTRY, MOTIVE POWER DEPOT" ! Edited by member, 22nd Apr 2018 5:37 pm
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Deannottz
Nottingham
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947 of 999  Mon 30th Apr 2018 11:58am  
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On 31st Mar 2018 4:32pm, Mark O said: Thanks Philip, I used watch the Gosford Green trains go to Linwood in Scotland, class 40, 47 and 25s. Photo for you, think you will know where, lol.
Hi Philip, is that the Morris Engines plant on the right of the photo?
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busman
Corley
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948 of 999  Mon 30th Apr 2018 12:49pm  
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Yes it is Morris Engines. For my sins I pressed the button blowing up the tall chimney after demolition of the closed plant in 1983
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949 of 999  Mon 30th Apr 2018 10:44pm  
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On 21st Apr 2018 8:38am, PeterB said: Kenilworth station to open on Monday 30th April. Opening date for Kenilworth station announced: Kenilworth News. Peter.
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PeterB
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950 of 999  Mon 30th Apr 2018 11:06pm  
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I travelled Kenilworth to Leamington today. I went out on the 09:44 which seem to about half enthusiasts and half locals. The return on the 14:00 from Leamington was mostly locals, including several people travelling through between Leamington and Coventry. Both trains (a single coach class 153) were about half full (35 people). Both trains were on time despite the number of people taking photos and some people who had obviously never been on a train before! Unfortunately I can't get my photos to upload. The new trains for the Gospel Oak-Barking line have been delayed by three months (Islington Gazette). Presumably this means that the old trains will now arrive in the West Midlands next March rather than this December. Peter.
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Deannottz
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951 of 999  Mon 30th Apr 2018 11:11pm  
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On 31st Mar 2018 4:32pm, Mark O said: Thanks Philip, I used watch the Gosford Green trains go to Linwood in Scotland, class 40, 47 and 25s. Photo for you, think you will know where, lol.
My dad used to work there. I remember a photo in the Coventry Evening Telegraph showing the chimney being blown up using the detonating equipment by a lady who was one of the last office employees to leave along with another guy both wearing hard hats. Edited by member, 30th Apr 2018 11:15 pm
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busman
Corley
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952 of 999  Wed 2nd May 2018 6:15pm  
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The guy was me and I still have the photo somewhere.
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Deannottz
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953 of 999  Sat 5th May 2018 8:25pm  
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Cool would be great if you could dig it out
dmcpherson

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ralphtheblues
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954 of 999  Wed 23rd May 2018 5:58am  
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My brother Ray at the controls of Ivatt 2-6-0 No. 46447 travelling away from the single line at Gibbet Hill towards Coventry in 1961. Ray was 18 and a fireman at Coventry.
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PeterB
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955 of 999  Sat 26th May 2018 11:47pm  
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Birmingham International Panel in Birmingham New Street signal box closed this morning. Coventry workstation at the West Midlands Signalling Centre send a traditional midlands farewell. Ta-Ra a Bit. Peter. (Image from Open Train Times with permission)
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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956 of 999  Mon 28th May 2018 10:37am  
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Hi Peter, I use that site often. Maybe after this upgrade, we might get the signal status north of International. Thank you for your flow of info to our forum Best wishes to you, ps. I have included this simply because it really takes the biscuit, if you will pardon the expression. It is not in Coventry. Can someone call the AA, or ring the Royal!
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PeterB
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957 of 999  Mon 28th May 2018 11:15pm  
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I have finally got photo upload to work again (I think backing up to the cloud was slowing it down too much). Finally here is the headboard (Windowboard?) from the re-opening of Kenilworth Station. Peter.
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Slim
Another Coventry kid
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958 of 999  Wed 30th May 2018 7:48am  
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I have nothing but praise for Kenilworth station, in particular its staff. For the long bank holiday weekend just gone, we went from Kenilworth to Euston. There was a problem with the car parking ticket machine, which is because it had not been programmed correctly. It didn't recognise a £2 coin, didn't understand the difference between weekend/bank holiday/weekdays, and so forth. The gentleman could not have been more helpful, leaving his office to come outside and help sort out the issue. A small one-horse town station with friendly staff. Contrast that with Euston a few weeks ago, where I can only describe the uniformed army of Virgin staff as unhelpful and obstructive, and all because of an error on the part of Virgin staff at another station. For the fist time in my life I've filed an official complaint against them and am claiming a refund. (Whilst on the subject of the machine being incorrectly programmed [station staff told me that, and they were correct], it annoys me when organisations, e.g. as in the recent NHS issue, blame "a computer error" for a cock-up. They are misleading the public. It's easy to blame an inanimate machine. In reality, computer hardware errors are rare. What happens is that the software screws up because it has not been written correctly, or hasn't been tested thoroughly, or specified correctly in the first place. And that's human error which they don't like to admit to!)
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PeterB
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959 of 999  Fri 15th Jun 2018 10:53pm  
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Sunday services from Kenilworth Could Start in December (Kenilworth News) West Midlands Trains have put in a track access application to run a Sunday service through Kenilworth from the December timetable change (Sunday 9th December). This assumes that the 'new' (ex London Overground) trains are available by then. They also want to run "an" extra service (technically this means extra one train a day, not a half hourly service) and link with the Nuneaton service to run Nuneaton-Leamington through trains. The application form should be online shortly which will have more details. Just because they are asking doesn't mean they will get what they want. One implication could be more Birmingham trains using platform 4 so that the Nuneaton Trains don't have to cross the lines to and from Birmingham at the same time which would be a timetabling nightmare. Peter,
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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960 of 999  Sat 16th Jun 2018 9:01am  
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Hi & thank you for that Peter Wave If they are the same refurbished units, their/there/they're use on the Bletchley line might be a sign. Let's hope so. ****** ps. English students, should that be a there or their? ****** *****
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