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  1. Long answer: No chance; from an operational perspective finding available locomotives wouldn't be too bad, although there are no 3rd rail locomotives that can run on the overhead liones of the West & East Coast Main Lines and the 3rd rail you find south of London Waterloo & London Victoria. Realistically said train would be 100 or 110 max which would be a nightmare trying to path on the WCML and ECML when most other services are at 125. Infrastructure-wise you'd have a hard job trying to shoe horn in car loading spaces into stations, and it would be a time consuming process so you can only really have one main loading point and one main unloading point; is there enough demand for that? It would require brand new coaching stock (the Mark 3 loco-hauled coach, which will be available shortly in substantial numbers, isn't compliant for PRM-TSI 2020) which adds to the bill. Limited customer demand, and the cost to operate to get the fares to anywhere near an attractive level for consumers would require significant government subsidy. short answer: No. πŸ˜‚
  2. Ryan H, you'll have to excuse me for being very late to the party but what an interesting insight into the 'other side' of ferry travel, a very enjoyable read.
  3. Interesting report Andy that I've only just got round to reading now. A few comments: Cork passenger terminal looks as appealing as one of those regional airports served by low cost carriers that suddenly finds itself with 2 flights a day as opposed to 2 a month! Cabin looks nice and spacious. Not quite like the size of a 4-berth outside on Pont L'AbbΓ©, but as my mother would call it, "more room than that required to swing a cat" πŸ˜‚ What on Earth is that Reserved seats sign? Looks like some lettering produced in word art (ah, nostalgia!) stuck on a drywipe board! To be fair, I'm just unexplainedly amazed by the idea of an escalator onboard a ferry. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€
  4. AdamW

    BF Refits 2018-19

    The forum would go into meltdown πŸ˜‚
  5. Merry Christmas all, and as nick hall alluded to, here's to an exciting 2019!
  6. AdamW

    New Look Revealed

    Agreed - on everything so far, the new logo and associated paint job has looked alright, but on Bretagne it seemed to have missed the mark and shows her age 😟
  7. Well Falmouth to Salisbury in as day by train would be a tad tricky, so have to settle for local attractions!
  8. AdamW

    New Look Revealed

    In the grand scheme of rebrandings, that's not so dramatic. Logo definitely looks like the natural evolution, even if the green may be an initial surprise. The font however.... we'll just have to hope that it grows on us over time!
  9. Is it not all part of the experience though, being sat dockside, eyeing up which lane is going to go first, getting excited about someone near the front of your lane returning to the car, thinking about what car choice would have got you on sooner, commenting on the amount of luggage other cars seem to have? Or did my parents just have a low budget for holiday entertainment?! πŸ˜‚
  10. Lovely shots of leaving Portsmouth there - whilst it's always a nice thought to be leaving the UK and on your holidays, I've always enjoyed watching the Portsmouth departure especially given the sights in the area.
  11. Another French line bites the dust. Now remind me once again just how better the French system is? 🀣
  12. Or just do a P&O Portsmouth of about 15-20 years ago and shift all the names around so that you can still have a Pride of Cherbourg etc. πŸ˜ƒ
  13. Forgetting your car of course seems to be a common theme at present! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-44209773
  14. First thought that came to mind too - now all we need to do is to wait for someone to put the picture and article header together and come up with a rumour that causes so much excitement the forum collapses 🀣
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