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45125

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  1. The TTP sets extra TF was 41066, which was fitted with a telephone booth. The TTP set which made regular appearance at NL on Saturday nights, this formation would need a double shuffle in the shed as the rear power car couldn't be serviced as the NL at the time was only st up for 2+7 and 2+8 at the time. WR power cars were not that unusual on XC sets at this time. Later on the eighties it became very common, the Mirrlees power cars all turned up at NL not long after they were converted. Al Taylor
  2. Some of the early ones were a sticker, the ones on DMU cab windows been a good example. Al Taylor.
  3. BG was short of DMUs at this time due to a the Trans Pennine and Mini Pennines suffering with gearbox and engine problems, Derby and Swindon couldn't supply them fast enough. So the Met Camms were covering for them, and some of the jobs up the branch were covered by using the Leeds and Doncaster parcels sets coupled together and on occasions the trailer cars from the Pennines. Al Taylor.
  4. 43008 had 8 million on it went from VXC to GNER so by 2016 would have run a couple of million more by then. I did have on my work laptop the milages ran by all the ECML and XC power cars since conversion to MTU. KBRS wsp rack recorded miles run so was a reasonable guide to what each power car had run. Al Taylor
  5. Leeds Aberdeen KGX Leeds was booked for fuel at Aberdeen purely as a precaution if dropping on to one engine. When the ECML fleet was MTU fitted it was looked at extending the range to 1200+ miles but with the advent of the low sulphur fuel this affected the fuel efficiency so this option was not taken up. An HST on one power car would be limited to a range of around 650 miles if starting out on one power car.
  6. It has full yellow end, the look above the cab front window, the yellow finishes level with the upright side of the same window not as the later finish with about an inch of yellow beyond the window.
  7. It has full yellow end, the look above the cab front window, the yellow finishes level with the upright side of the same window not as the later finish with about an inch of yellow beyond the window.
  8. The 03/04 in multi where also used in the Leeds/Bradford area. Various cables and pipes passed between vehicles of which was a throttle cable was one, believe a gear cable was also used.
  9. The curtains in Second class where a dark green and first class a strange grey/fawn colour when in green livery.
  10. Eddie, the Birmingham's still made the odd appearance up the branch as Neville Hill still had a few allocated after Botanic lost it's late 75 (most went to Norwich in exchange for Met-Camms). Al Taylor
  11. Various locations did the work DML, Rosyth and several ADtranz locations.
  12. Humbrol paint went rapidly downhill once it ceased to be manufactured n Hedon Road Kingston upon Hull.
  13. Yes they where bigger and a totally different typeface. Al Taylor.
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