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Old May 1st 21, 09:58 PM posted to uk.railway,
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On 01/05/2021 18:57, Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
On Sat, 1 May 2021 14:23:32 -0000 (UTC)
Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
Recliner wrote:
Wouldn't the D stock have quite a bit in common with the 73TS?

D stock had rather more in common with 83ts.

The 83 stock was scrapped when some of the vehicles were only 15 years old. It
was a bloody scandal that no one seemed interested in. But as I've said
before, its easy to spend money with abandon when its not your own and comes
from ticket receipts and central government.

AIUI it was pretty much the Austin Allegro of tube stock. At what point do
you stop throwing good money after bad and admit that something wasn't very

Anna Noyd-Dryver

You've never heard of the SPV-2000, I'm guessing.