Solo's going to Cymru

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Solo's going to Cymru

Post by anthony215 » 17:36 Thursday 8th December 2016

Heard today that the following are supposed to be getting transferred to first Cymru:

53042, 53058, 53059, 53060 and 53063 sure I have driven 53060 when I was at Worcester

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by AdamH » 21:09 Thursday 8th December 2016

The paperwork for the transfer was done weeks ago... Have they not arrived yet?

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by Barrie Gilbert » 18:53 Saturday 24th December 2016

53063 was in service today with First Cymru - at Swansea Ravenhill's Llanelli sub-depot. No sign yet of the other four Solos that are transferring from First Potteries.

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by AdamH » 19:27 Saturday 24th December 2016

I believe only two have made the journey to Wales so far, and the others are still stored at Stoke.

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by Barrie Gilbert » 17:20 Saturday 31st December 2016

53060 is now in service at First Cymru's Port Talbot depot.

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by AdamH » 19:01 Thursday 5th January 2017

53042 arrived at Worcester today. It looks like it will not be going to Wales as it is now going to be an engine donor for 53044, and then it will be scrapped.

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by Mechwr26 » 22:11 Sunday 8th January 2017

Shame to scrap the first new Solo that went to Worcester as it drives really well, has the urban1 paint scheme and the interior is very smart. It would be better to retest it and scrap 53044

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by Barrie Gilbert » 20:51 Monday 9th January 2017

53058 and 53059 have finally arrived at First Cymru's Swansea Ravenhill depot.

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by Barrie Gilbert » 18:34 Saturday 21st January 2017

53058 has entered service at First Cymru's Haverfordwest depot.

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Re: Solo's going to Cymru

Post by Ridercross » 10:51 Sunday 22nd January 2017

Barrie Gilbert wrote:
18:34 Saturday 21st January 2017
53058 has entered service at First Cymru's Haverfordwest depot.
Interesting interloper amongst all the previously 100% Dart fleet currently based there.

No doubt these will find it easier to go round some of the narrow Pembrokeshire roads, but a disappointing reduction in seating capacity.

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