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  1. Once I built a railroad, I made it run Made it race against time Once I built a railroad, now it's done Brother, can you spare a dime? Brit15
  2. There's a job waiting for you at Hitachi !! Brit15
  3. So will the Manchester leg still have the branch off to connect with the WCML at Bamfurlong, just south of Wigan (for Scottish trains) ? Brit15
  4. So, I will ask again. The lifting point is NOT in the centre of the cross coach bolster (which supports the bogie). Arrangement seems to be as these photos below, (not sure what class of train the first one below is), but in both photos the jacking point is clearly marked, AND in both photos is situated off bogie centre. Jacking will cause twisting stress in both the bolster and the body due to it not being in the centre with the heavy bogie / wheelsets / transmission.. A plate welded onto the side of the body seems to be the only strengthening.
  5. Are there two lifting points per bogie side - i.e Eight per coach ? Diagram is not clear Brit15
  6. Looks odd to me, not in the centre (of the cross beam) so asking for lots of stress to be induced when lifting. Brit15
  7. There was also considerable street running at Altrincham serving the gas works https://rogerfarnworth.com/2021/01/15/altrincham-gas-works-tramway/#:~:text=The light railway%2C or tramway,many years was horse-drawn. Brit15
  8. A little bit at Walkden Avenue Wigan, A short branch from Rylands sidings signal box ran down and crossed both over Buckley Street / Walkden Ave and under the West Coast main line. It served cotton mills, coal in mainly. Note bridge was built for 4 tracks, still has two to this day (and still looks the same). Only a short distance of street running. Finished in the 50's I think. https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/index.cfm#zoom=16&lat=53.55710&lon=-2.64246&layers=168&b=1 Brit15
  9. Bit off topic, talk earlier on this thread was about the risk of running critical systems off the web - Well, it's happened in the USA today US gas shortage fears: Georgia & Florida in state of emergency after crippling cyberattack https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1435227/US-Petrol-Cyberattack-Joe-Biden-State-of-Emergency-Pipeline-Russia-Latest-News-VN Brit15
  10. If they are made of Aluminium I hope the roof doesn't collapse / blow away in a strong wind !!!! Brit15
  11. Glued together ? - Tony Wright would solder them up and add tons of lead, without any problems !!!!!!! What about Pendolinos ? lots pass my house every day, mostly empty since covid. Can a few be used at least on the ECML ? - Or has the WCML passenger loads increased up to Glasgow & Edinburgh (passengers re routed) ? Just a thought There are / were some spare Pacers at the new Springs Branch Wigan depot (not been for a while) - Free to a good owner !!!! Brit15
  12. More like Electricity Telecoms Gas water networks down - EVEYTHING is net dependant these days. Brit15
  13. AND more than a bit concerning seeing how so much these days is web dependant 24/7. If the web ever gets "nuked" then I can't even begin to imagine the problems. Brit15
  14. I remember seeing 70015 "Apollo" on Stockport Edgeley shed back in the mid 60's. She was a peculiar unlined pea green having had a bit of a overhaul and cheap repaint at Crewe (if I remember correctly). Brit15
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