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RL Special Trains, a throwback to the 70's and 80's


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#21 stimpo-and-kat

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:30 AM

They have sometimes had specials that stopped in Birmingham and Leeds back from Cardiff that I've been on. I think these were from Virgin and weren't very well advertised as they were very quiet.

They used the old Virgin trains so they were fine even if some of the chairs had lost the springs

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#22 Bulliac

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Aug 19 2010, 01:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For the Challenge Cup Final in 2003 we got the RFL special down from Leeds which was spilt about 80/20 in Leeds favour (cue plenty of good natured banter).

All I'll say is coming back after the game, the train was drunken fun which was further enhanced when someone in the toilet pushed the emergency stop button thinking it was to flush the toilet, menaing we were a bit late arriving back into Leeds.


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#23 goldcard

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:54 PM

QUOTE (Tommy The C5t @ Aug 19 2010, 02:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wendall if it helps you to mentally prepare for you journey a week on Saturday here is what you'll be going on.

Deltic power

That's a class 37, not a Deltic.
Class 55 Deltics were withdrawn in the 80's.

If the Wire Flyer is going to the Stadium station again, then diesel power will be needed, most likely a class 67, either topped/tailed, or a dvt at one end.
This is last year's, can't be hot-linked.
http://geoff-plumb.f.../p60611359.html


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#24 Riversiderontour

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (goldcard @ Aug 20 2010, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a class 37, not a Deltic.
Class 55 Deltics were withdrawn in the 80's.

If the Wire Flyer is going to the Stadium station again, then diesel power will be needed, most likely a class 67, either topped/tailed, or a dvt at one end.
This is last year's, can't be hot-linked.
http://geoff-plumb.f.../p60611359.html


I need to get out more....

No... really you dont

just stay indoors with the nice sounds mellow.gif

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#25 Wendall

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:14 AM

QUOTE (goldcard @ Aug 20 2010, 08:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a class 37, not a Deltic.
Class 55 Deltics were withdrawn in the 80's.

If the Wire Flyer is going to the Stadium station again, then diesel power will be needed, most likely a class 67, either topped/tailed, or a dvt at one end.
This is last year's, can't be hot-linked.
http://geoff-plumb.f.../p60611359.html


I need to get out more....


Cheers for posting the link!

I feel like I am going to Auchwitz on one of them! biggrin.gif



#26 rugby female

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 12:39 AM

QUOTE (Wendall @ Aug 19 2010, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have booked on to a Special Train called 'The Wire Flyer' for the Wire's visit to Wembley, it leaves at 9am and gets to Wembley at 12.15 so means I get a lie in.

My main worry is the quality of the train!!?

Having not been on a RL Special since the 80's when these trains were complete wrecks with fans urinating and drinking on them I am not holding my breath for anything special!

Anyone been on a RL Special Train?

Oh my good grief!! Get a grip?!!! There isn't such a thing as a 'special' anything!!! You simply get on the train and hope for the best!!!! Everyone books their seats/places but still you will always find someone is sat in your seat willing to give you a fight, which means you need to negotiate!







#27 Bulliac

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

QUOTE (rugby female @ Aug 21 2010, 01:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh my good grief!! Get a grip?!!! There isn't such a thing as a 'special' anything!!! You simply get on the train and hope for the best!!!! Everyone books their seats/places but still you will always find someone is sat in your seat willing to give you a fight, which means you need to negotiate!


No specials? I guess he'll just have to go on the daily Warrington to Wembley service then. Do they run at the same times on cup final weekends as they do on the rest or the week? biggrin.gif

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#28 Wilderspoolmemories

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE (Bulliac @ Aug 21 2010, 11:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No specials? I guess he'll just have to go on the daily Warrington to Wembley service then. Do they run at the same times on cup final weekends as they do on the rest or the week? biggrin.gif

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#29 Bulliac

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (Wilderspoolmemories @ Aug 21 2010, 03:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They don't run from Bradford anymore,that's for certain! laugh.gif

That's true enough! Not even specials laugh.gif

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