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Date: 02/12/20 11:17
"Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: joemvcnj




Date: 02/13/20 03:25
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: 55002

We've come to love our little Pacers in the north of England!! A couple of local photos of mine. Remember the competitions of student days - how many people can you fit in a phone box or a Mini? 
We play 'how many people can you fit ina Pacer'!! Another photo approaching Wakefield.
It's turning ouyt the new trains replacing Pacers are on 1/6th as reliable. Plus, quite a few Pacers are being snapped up for service on preservation lines. They are very cheap to run.  Chris UK.
 






Date: 02/13/20 06:27
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: exhaustED

It'll be a great day when these sad excuses for a train disappear from the network.



Date: 02/13/20 11:59
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: milepost180

Wow!  That's one nice reflection shot.



Date: 02/13/20 13:55
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: 86235

Here are two sets, one a trio the other a pair, off to the knackers yard, in this case Sims Metals in Newport Docks. Our Transport for Wales examples should follow in mid summer. So far Sims have scrapped 14 of Northern's fleet.






Date: 02/13/20 20:12
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: railsmith

86235 Wrote:
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> Here are two sets, one a trio the other a pair,
> off to the knackers yard, in this case Sims Metals
> in Newport Docks. Our Transport for Wales examples
> should follow in mid summer. So far Sims have
> scrapped 14 of Northern's fleet.

Is there a way to trace which ones have been scrapped?



Date: 02/16/20 07:54
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: RNinRVR

That is almost too funny, they are powering themselves to their end.

Sharon Evans
Glen Allen, VA



Date: 02/18/20 11:17
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: 86235

railsmith Wrote:
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> 86235 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Here are two sets, one a trio the other a pair,
> > off to the knackers yard, in this case Sims
> Metals
> > in Newport Docks. Our Transport for Wales
> examples
> > should follow in mid summer. So far Sims have
> > scrapped 14 of Northern's fleet.
>
> Is there a way to trace which ones have been
> scrapped?


142.042, 016 and 066 in the first picture 142.034 and 046 in the second.



Date: 02/18/20 14:10
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: PHall

RNinRVR Wrote:
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> That is almost too funny, they are powering
> themselves to their end.

Something many, many diesels have done over the years.



Date: 02/19/20 22:16
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: railsmith

86235 Wrote:
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> railsmith Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 86235 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Here are two sets, one a trio the other a
> pair,
> > > off to the knackers yard, in this case Sims
> > Metals
> > > in Newport Docks. Our Transport for Wales
> > examples
> > > should follow in mid summer. So far Sims have
> > > scrapped 14 of Northern's fleet.
> >
> > Is there a way to trace which ones have been
> > scrapped?
>
>
> 142.042, 016 and 066 in the first picture 142.034
> and 046 in the second.

Thanks. If you ever get word of 142 049 being scrapped, I'd appreciated hearing of it, either here or by PM. I do understand that it has been withdrawn.

Why am I interested in that particular unit?  Because it visited Canada in 1986 before it went into revenue service in Britain and operated a special service in the Greater Vancouver region during the course of Expo 86, the World's Fair.  Even Margaret Thatcher came out to have a look at it, and we all know how much she liked trains.

I'm the editor of a railway publication in British Columbia and will run the news of the scrapping when I've had a reliable report of that.



Date: 02/20/20 02:57
Re: "Why Britain's hated Pacer trains just won't go away"
Author: 86235

railsmith Wrote:
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> Thanks. If you ever get word of 142 049 being
> scrapped, I'd appreciated hearing of it, either
> here or by PM. I do understand that it has been
> withdrawn.
>
> Why am I interested in that particular unit? 
> Because it visited Canada in 1986 before it went
> into revenue service in Britain and operated a
> special service in the Greater Vancouver region
> during the course of Expo 86, the World's Fair. 
> Even Margaret Thatcher came out to have a look at
> it, and we all know how much she liked trains.
>
> I'm the editor of a railway publication in British
> Columbia and will run the news of the scrapping
> when I've had a reliable report of that.

I'm sorry to report it and 142 042 were scrapped at Kingsbury, near Tamworth in the West Midlands, on January 28th.



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