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I,m not really a prolific train user but yesterday I ended up stranded in Alfreton due to a truck that ate it's turbo & then caught fire whilst attached to the recovery truck !

I caught a DMU (not sure what sort) to Nottingham which was nice & smooth although standing room only & then caught a 170 DMU to St Pancras - what a horrible noisy, rough thing that was. Still, some people have to pay good money for a massage like that ! It did seem to be quick quick though (& the coffee was free).

Question is - are they all like that or was this one not very well ?

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Brian
 

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You couldn't have got a 170 to St pancreas as they no longer run on that route[transfered to central trains].Should have been a 222 class Meridian related to 220 voygers.If it was rough it may have had engine trouble there is some vibration into the train but only intrusive on starting away normally?
 

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QUOTE (David J Smith @ 18 Nov 2006, 11:23) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You couldn't have got a 170 to St pancreas as they no longer run on that route[transfered to central trains].Should have been a 222 class Meridian related to 220 voygers.If it was rough it may have had engine trouble there is some vibration into the train but only intrusive on starting away normally?


Oh well - I'm sure the number on one end was 170*** - but then again it had been a bad (& long) day !

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 20 Nov 2006, 09:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i quite like the 170's. very good air-con. if you were travelling on a 170 i think you must have got a ruff one.

Peter

Must have been a ruff one then (maybe the turbo was about to join the one from my truck) - must say the acceleration was good & it certainly did not hang about (being sad I tried to check the speed with my sat-nav but could not get sat-lock).

On the plus side the coffee was free & quite nice (as a bonus so was the very well presented young lady dispensing it). Also the staff at Nottingham were very helpfull, so full marks all round.
 

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I find the 170s very comfortable to travel on (Except for the one i had to Matlock over the weekend that had an annoying rattle when the engine was idling!)

Mind you the HST to sheffield was very nice on the return ...
 

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>(being sad I tried to check the speed with my sat-nav but could not get sat-lock)
I do it the old fashioned way, measuring the time between mile posts. It's easier now that I have those tachometer markings round the outside face of my watch dial.

David
 
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