Posted: 31 January 2014, 20:04:47
I am just looking at a train time website and looking at freight services in my local area.
There is a regular service referred to as Horsham to Horsham T.C.
Does anyway be know what T.C. reffers to and what would normally operate this kind of service.
Posted: 31 January 2014, 21:55:56
T.C. in this case stands for 'Terminal Complex'
When train schedules are set out each location has a stanox (STAtion Name or (x) number) and whilst some locations have a separate code for each owning company (such as sidings 1- 5 owned by Freightliner, siding 6-10 by Colas) a generic location that takes in the whole area of those sidings is also available to use by the schedule staff. /10
John Terminal Complex 62400
John FL siding 62401
John siding6/10 62402
Posted: 31 January 2014, 22:41:07
Your train from Horsham will be an MPV set doing an appropriate circuit for the time of year.
For instance, we see one at Kensington Olympia during the autumn around 18.30. An MPV set doing a RHTT run. The full set of timings covers its whole route from a Horsham start to a Horsham finish. TC in your case is the set of sidings to the west of Horsham station used by departmental/engineers trains.
We see my example twice in quick succession, as it reverses up near Shepherds Bush/North Pole.
Posted: 1 February 2014, 09:38:00
Thanks for the responses gents. I was hoping it would be something yellow instead of a MPV.
I have a better understanding of the codes now.
We don't seem to have much action around Haywards Heath apart from the odd ardingly train.
Posted: 1 February 2014, 16:51:44
Little bit of further reading!
Posted: 1 February 2014, 20:31:44
I wouldn't rule out 'yellow' moves to/from Horsham or H.Heath. But they would be more likely to be one-offs under Short Term Planning arrangements.
Some of the bigger OTP equipment moves quite large distances quite often.
Posted: 2 February 2014, 09:13:17
Thanks for the further information and link, very useful.