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Unread 02-09-2019, 09:03   #10
James Shields
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If there's one thing to learn from the 2700s (and the 8200s), it's that buying a small stock of 10-12 coaches to bolster an existing fleet is a false economy.

Edit: Just realised that the 2700 fleet was 26 coaches, which is bigger than the 2600 fleet (17 coaches) or the 2800 fleet (10 coaches), so fleet size wasn't really the problem. However I think if one manufacturer had been used for all DMUs in the 1994-2000 period, it would have been a lot more viable to treat them as one class for servicing.

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