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I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech
·
3h
So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service … ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21



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On 04/12/2020 22:02, Recliner wrote:
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech
·
3h
So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service … ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21



Someone must have hacked his account...
Geoff doesn't even know the IoW exists.

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Recliner wrote:
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech
·
3h
So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service … ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21




Last night I glanced at the rail cams that point to Ryde Pier head and
Rye Esplanadel and watched the last departure from Pier Head that only goes
back as far as St Johns, as has often been the case recently with no
passengers around it was a couple of minutes early.
Quite a few people are popping in to watch for a bit in case the 484 makes
its first journey through the tunnel.
Each time I have watched that last train recently knowing that the local
travel bulletins almost every other morning have announced there has been
no service due to no serviceable train being available
I have wondered if I had witnessed the last , looks like last night I may
have.
I believe next weeks shutdown was planned for engineering works possibly
power supply so with only about 10 to 15 days left from that till the new
year 3 month closure if the 483s have failed beyond a simple fix it may not
be cost effective to fix them as opposed to jusr laying on replacement
buses a week or two early.

One thing that the cameras have picked up is a sheepdog who has his own
ritual for greeting a train about 8.30 each morning, you can see why it has
gathered the nickname Spinney who will have to do something else now.

https://youtu.be/N9e1Byj_h6Y


GH
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Marland wrote:
Recliner wrote:
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech
·
3h
So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service … ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21




Last night I glanced at the rail cams that point to Ryde Pier head and
Rye Esplanadel and watched the last departure from Pier Head that only goes
back as far as St Johns, as has often been the case recently with no
passengers around it was a couple of minutes early.
Quite a few people are popping in to watch for a bit in case the 484 makes
its first journey through the tunnel.
Each time I have watched that last train recently knowing that the local
travel bulletins almost every other morning have announced there has been
no service due to no serviceable train being available
I have wondered if I had witnessed the last , looks like last night I may
have.
I believe next weeks shutdown was planned for engineering works possibly
power supply so with only about 10 to 15 days left from that till the new
year 3 month closure if the 483s have failed beyond a simple fix it may not
be cost effective to fix them as opposed to jusr laying on replacement
buses a week or two early.

One thing that the cameras have picked up is a sheepdog who has his own
ritual for greeting a train about 8.30 each morning, you can see why it has
gathered the nickname Spinney who will have to do something else now.

https://youtu.be/N9e1Byj_h6Y


Have they planned any special farewell/final trips? If so, they might make
the effort to patch up one set enough to do it. If not, it's probably not
worth it.

I assume the set going to the Steam Railway will never be able to run on
the electric line again?
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In uk.railway Recliner wrote:
Have they planned any special farewell/final trips? If so, they might make
the effort to patch up one set enough to do it. If not, it's probably not
worth it.


I assume not. IoW is in Tier 1 and they probably don't want to encourage
more people to come from higher tier areas.

I assume the set going to the Steam Railway will never be able to run on
the electric line again?


It appears it's going for static display in their Train Story museum.
That's not to say a preservation group might not take it on further down the
line, of course...

I hope the EoR get the unit that's in the best operational state, given they
want to run it. (It's not clear if that's one of the recently failed ones,
or 483007 which is still under overhaul)

Theo


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Recliner wrote:
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech
·
3h
So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service … ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21




006 failed last week, 008 failed yesterday (one post suggests axle box
problems?). 007 is supposedly nearing the end of an overhaul. Another post
suggests service may resume on Monday.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/355569249197459/ has some knowledgeable
people posting and commenting.


Anna Noyd-Dryver

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Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
Recliner wrote:
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech
·
3h
So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service … ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21




006 failed last week, 008 failed yesterday (one post suggests axle box
problems?). 007 is supposedly nearing the end of an overhaul. Another post
suggests service may resume on Monday.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/355569249197459/ has some knowledgeable
people posting and commenting.


Anna Noyd-Dryver



On local travel news this Morning, Train back in service today till 6pm.
Then closed for the weekend for engineering works and testing of the
replacement.
Wonder if it will make January before the scheduled shutdown.

GH

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On Fri, 4 Dec 2020 22:18:26 +0000, Basil Jet
wrote:

On 04/12/2020 22:02, Recliner wrote:
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech

3h
So I rode the 38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesnt resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21


Someone must have hacked his account...
Geoff doesn't even know the IoW exists.


In addition, would he start a sentence with 'So'?
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On 05 Dec 2020 10:40:52 +0000 (GMT), Theo
wrote:

In uk.railway Recliner wrote:
Have they planned any special farewell/final trips? If so, they might make
the effort to patch up one set enough to do it. If not, it's probably not
worth it.


I assume not. IoW is in Tier 1 and they probably don't want to encourage
more people to come from higher tier areas.

I assume the set going to the Steam Railway will never be able to run on
the electric line again?


It appears it's going for static display in their Train Story museum.
That's not to say a preservation group might not take it on further down the
line, of course...

I hope the EoR get the unit that's in the best operational state, given they
want to run it. (It's not clear if that's one of the recently failed ones,
or 483007 which is still under overhaul)

Would it be possible to use portable batteries to run a short distance
without having to modify the train itself?
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Anna Noyd-Dryver wrote:
Recliner wrote:
I just spotted this tweet from Geoff Marshall:

Geoff Marshall
@geofftech
·
3h
So I rode the ‘38 yesterday. Today there was no train. Then this has just
appeared … no trains for another WEEK; what if it still doesn’t resume
after that! Did I just inadvertently manage to ride on the last day that
they were in service … ?

https://twitter.com/geofftech/status...758822407?s=21




006 failed last week, 008 failed yesterday (one post suggests axle box
problems?). 007 is supposedly nearing the end of an overhaul. Another post
suggests service may resume on Monday.

https://m.facebook.com/groups/355569249197459/ has some knowledgeable
people posting and commenting.


007 returned to service today; finishing early at 1800 AIUI in order to
allow the 484 to continue test running.

The 484 has made multiple trips to Shanklin under its own power, I believe;
but I've not seen any reports of it going through the tunnel, yet.


Anna Noyd-Dryver




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