It’s route knowledge like this that we need to maintain for that one time we end up having to do a move that we’re not ordinarily familiar with.
The booked taxi arrived early (a new, electric London Black Cab) and the driver was keen to get back home to Essex after dropping me off, so I ended up getting home 40 minutes earlier than I was due to book off at the depot 👍🏻
I’m working overtime again tonight, but covering part of a Luton job only.
I was offered overtime for last night late yesterday afternoon, so I accepted.
I had to drive a train to Luton, have a break, drive back down to Dartford and then run empty to Smithfield Sidings before travelling to Blackfriars and getting a taxi back home.
Smithfield Sidings is located in the tunnels between City Thameslink and Farringdon. It has two roads which can each accommodate a RLU.
Very early start today (03:44). I had to prepare a unit and bring it out of the depot and into the platform at Gillingham.
I drive to Luton, have a break and then drive back down to Gillingham.
I’ve been playing around with the lidar on my phone and used it to make a quick 3D scan of the cab in one of our trains (class 700).
We’re on the beach at Carbis Bay today.
We’ve been really lucky with the weather this week ☀️
Here’s the attempted escape (subject to the 6.5 second limit for a gif).
@Feetlicker had her birthday the other day and today she’s having a small, outdoor gathering of friends.
You can never go wrong with a BBQ, even if rain is forecast 🌧 🍖 🍗 🎈
Tonight, I berthed my train in the Rochester Down Loop. The Rochester Up and Down Loops are at the “old” Rochester station, which closed in 2015 after the “new” station was completed 500m closer to Rochester.
Nowadays, the platforms at the “old” station are accessed via a series of locked gates and walkways.
More information on the “old” and “new” Rochester stations can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester_railway_station?wprov=sfti1 https://maps.apple.com/?ll=51.389040,0.506890&q=Rochester%20railway%20station&_ext=EiQpzLEmEMyxSUAxADiQa3E44D85zLEmEMyxSUBBADiQa3E44D8%3D
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