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Ride on a railbus


Andy Y

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I must confess that today was the first time I've been to the Ribble Steam railway and it'll be 10 years old next year. I wanted to go and get some reference details from the substantial collection of industrial locos they have both steam and diesel.

 

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Fortuitously there was a midweek operational day featuring the Waggon und Maschinenbau railbus which gave the chance to bring you a run along the length of the railway. It's slightly unusual to see a preserved railway within an urban environment, add in a stretch of road-running and especially when mixed in with operational bitumen traffic in TEA tanks; keep an eye open for the unusual signalling and the sand drags to protect the road section!

 

 

For anyone who fancies detailing the interior of their Heljan model here's a couple of reference shots.

 

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If you ever get chance the Ribble Steam Railway is well worth a visit for a look around the museum and workshops as well as the ride.

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I also like the "driver's eye" view offered to passengers - something which BR unfortunately forgot when they built the Pacers, Sprinters and Turbo units.

 

It doesn't matter whether I'm travelling on a train or a bus - I always like to be able to see where I'm going.

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Some nice shots there Andy, particularly the interior detail.

 

Though that first one makes my eyes hurt!

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