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West Midlands Trains: 10 December 2017 - April 2026
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sharpo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen 172339 in new livery at Snow Hill, very appropriate in this weather!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the short video of 172339 in the new livery. I happened to catch a glimpse of unusual colours and lots of people around the train as I was returning home earlier today, realised what it was - so got off at The Hawthorns and caught a train back to Snow Hill. Not easy to film into the sun but there was a shadow across the platform from the roof of the steps/escalator structure making it possible. I went to the other platform, but exits from the steps onto the middle platform were "guarded" so I went to the other side for a quick shoot before I was moved on!!

https://youtu.be/aBbruODG2GI
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my recent travels I have yet to see a train in the new colour scheme. Snow Hill station has had some money spent on it with numerous information signs in the new orange - purple company colours plus I think what are termed 'wrap arounds' on the roof columns. The colours are not to my liking.

More importantly I notice that there is no longer any reference to the SVR on the new territory route map. I am pretty sure the previous map did this and showed Kidderminster as an interchange point. Disappointing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
On my recent travels I have yet to see a train in the new colour scheme. Snow Hill station has had some money spent on it with numerous information signs in the new orange - purple company colours plus I think what are termed 'wrap arounds' on the roof columns. The colours are not to my liking.

More importantly I notice that there is no longer any reference to the SVR on the new territory route map. I am pretty sure the previous map did this and showed Kidderminster as an interchange point. Disappointing.


There is one unit in the new scheme - 172339 - which had been graffitied when I saw it last week. I'm not aware of any other repaints. Snow Hill was done for the launch day.
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