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I'll second that. I once went to Mangapps Farm, and had a really thick moment whilst getting ready, and thought "I know, I'll wear sandals". My God, the ballast and clambering over all the rails certainly killed my feet. lol!
According to the LT Museum website i see that the '38 Stock is now booked to run passenger from Upminster to Ealing Broadway (reversing via HSt. Ken too!).
A date of Fri 4 September has been mentioned? Bookings available through Museum again?
So, bearing in mind it is nearly five days after the event, will the 1938 stock be kept at Upminster until the run, or will it go back to the Depot before then? Logic would suggest the former, but I dare say that those of you in the know will explain whether this is practical or not, and why.
bearing in mind it is nearly five days after the event, will the 1938 stock be kept at Upminster until the run, or will it go back to the Depot before then? Logic would suggest the former, but I dare say that those of you in the know will explain whether this is practical or not, and why.
The 1938 stock will stable in Upminster Depot until it returns on the Friday.
As your last image shows though (S stock mock up in the lifting shed), although the R stock was initially in the lifting shed, it and the Q stock were nowhere to be seen last night - I can only assume they've been moved to the new sheds (deep clean/wheel lathe area).
The S stock mock up does look rather small inside the lifting shed though, probably not helped by it sitting on the deck! ;D ;D
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I believe the Q35 and R49 Stock would be located in the cleaning shed to allow access to the interior from the platform height walkways in there. The 38TS 4 car unit would be located on 31 road within the main shed with steps provided to gain access from the floor of the shed. The interior of all these vehicles would also be illuminated in one way or another. Looking forward to seeing four compartment coach No.100, on loan from the Kent & East Sussex Railway. It's history though seems to be a bit of a mystery. I believe this coach could also be located in the cleaning shed as the intention is to show a historic progression of rolling stock.
I had word today that the C stock train will be going to Upminster on Thursday morning.
They said it should be leaving Hammersmith at 11.00 ish and arriving at Upminster at 13.00 ish - can anyone else be more accurate about those times as I dont want to outstay my welcome at Elm Park station.
I would advise trying to photgraph it at a station between Upney and Upminster Bridge.
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Also the LU journey planner gives an arrival time of c1215.
Having received the volunteer briefing details from the museum, it appears that there will be no cloakroom facilities as there usually are at Acton. There is no mention on what, if any, policy will be applied regarding large bags (and bear in mind that the museum definition of large usually includes anything larger than a handbag).