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The East Coast Line
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:24:22 am »
You may of heard through the media that the East Coast Railway Line between London Euston Station and Edinburgh has gone back to being run by the public as the 8 Year contact with Virgin Trains is ending very soon.
Whether the new name reverts back to being British Rail and has a new livery with the current stock or a new brand name hasn't been decided yet.
The Rail Operators own the the trains and not the track that they run on.
 As it's still early days, it's a Whiffers duty to design something suitable or whiff their own stock.
 There's quite a lot of options available for stock and the rail system to choose from.

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Re: The East Coast Line
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 05:53:39 am »
One correction. It's London Kings Cross to Inverness and all points off. I should know I've been travelling on it since before I was born and basically don't give a fig what the trains look like as long as they are on time  :angel:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: The East Coast Line
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 09:13:57 am »
One correction. It's London Kings Cross to Inverness and all points off. I should know I've been travelling on it since before I was born and basically don't give a fig what the trains look like as long as they are on time  :angel:

I agree with your assessment!

 I understand that it will be LNER.  Known between 1923 and 1948 as the Late and Never Early Railway, in the same  way that the GWR was nicknamed Gresley Was Right!!
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Re: The East Coast Line
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 12:32:13 pm »
One correction. It's London Kings Cross to Inverness and all points off. I should know I've been travelling on it since before I was born and basically don't give a fig what the trains look like as long as they are on time  :angel:

I agree with your assessment!

 I understand that it will be LNER.  Known between 1923 and 1948 as the Late and Never Early Railway, in the same  way that the GWR was nicknamed Gresley Was Right!!

But will they paint the locos great and the coaches teak?
I use it every couple of months, itís been getting more expensive since Virgin took over.

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Re: The East Coast Line
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 10:48:26 pm »
I vote for Rail Blue, yellow fronts and bucketloads of that grime they used to have all over the IC125 power-cars.

I'm not back in Albion much these days but when so I am always surprised at how CLEAN are the locos.

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Re: The East Coast Line
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 02:03:25 am »
One correction. It's London Kings Cross to Inverness and all points off. I should know I've been travelling on it since before I was born and basically don't give a fig what the trains look like as long as they are on time  :angel:

I agree with your assessment!

 I understand that it will be LNER.  Known between 1923 and 1948 as the Late and Never Early Railway, in the same  way that the GWR was nicknamed Gresley Was Right!!

But will they paint the locos great and the coaches teak?
I use it every couple of months, itís been getting more expensive since Virgin took over.

Well they will have to paint them as Virgin will get the hump otherwise. So I reckon all over dark BR Green with gold trim or maybe a nice maroon colour  ;) Last time they were re-nationalised they were very effective and profitable, so best of luck to people involved  :thumbsup:

The thing that gets me is how they are known, as are many other companies, as Virgin, when in reality Virgin as a company own a minority. For some reason they appear to be able to rent their name out for a nice solid income. Most companies known as "Virgin" tend to be majority owned by someone else.

As for price ? I have my "over 60 card" and can book up plenty of time in advance so I find the fares reasonable. Plus I don't drive, so have to  ;D
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: The East Coast Line
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2018, 11:10:58 am »
One correction. It's London Kings Cross to Inverness and all points off. I should know I've been travelling on it since before I was born and basically don't give a fig what the trains look like as long as they are on time  :angel:

Yeah, Virgin is a brand more than anything.
Eastcoast were fine, and now the stock have been spruced up so maybe theyíll stick with red....
I agree with your assessment!

 I understand that it will be LNER.  Known between 1923 and 1948 as the Late and Never Early Railway, in the same  way that the GWR was nicknamed Gresley Was Right!!

But will they paint the locos great and the coaches teak?
I use it every couple of months, itís been getting more expensive since Virgin took over.

Well they will have to paint them as Virgin will get the hump otherwise. So I reckon all over dark BR Green with gold trim or maybe a nice maroon colour  ;) Last time they were re-nationalised they were very effective and profitable, so best of luck to people involved  :thumbsup:

The thing that gets me is how they are known, as are many other companies, as Virgin, when in reality Virgin as a company own a minority. For some reason they appear to be able to rent their name out for a nice solid income. Most companies known as "Virgin" tend to be majority owned by someone else.

As for price ? I have my "over 60 card" and can book up plenty of time in advance so I find the fares reasonable. Plus I don't drive, so have to  ;D

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Re: The East Coast Line
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2018, 05:20:47 am »
No no no.
THIS is what a British Rail locomotive should look like.
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Another ill conceived, poorly thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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