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  1. As I stated above, the engineer could not see anything on that side of the locomotive. The truck that the locomotive hit should not have crossed, its as simple as that.
  2. On most American locomotives the engineer sits on the right and as the locomotive was running hood first he (or she) would not be able to see the trucks. The conductor on the forward steps was signalling to someone in the cab who was likely passing it on to the engineer. Add to that the fact that a heavy train takes some stopping even at walking pace.
  3. Be very careful with what you use to remove the paint as some will turn the glazing frosty. Best is something like T-cut applied with a cotton bud. It will leave very fine scratches but these can removed by coating with clear acrylic varnish.
  4. Looks as if it was parked with the front wheels up against the kerb (dry patch between the wheel marks). Likely scenario it was left parked in gear and when the driver went to start he floored the accelerator. The rear wheels upon hitting the kerb would have bounced lifting them enough to clear the platform.
  5. I've travelled on the LNWR one, I certainly wouldn't want to travel on it at any sort of speed. As these coaches are generic there's every reason for creating a generic inspection saloon out of one.
  6. Back on subject. I've been looking at the inspection saloons thread. Though it deals with more modern rolling stock I recalled a few railway companies had six wheel inspection saloons in the Victorian and Edwardian eras some of which survived into BR days.
  7. Looking at the camping coach drawings. It appears that the smaller coach was a five compartment third and the larger coach was a brake composite. Bearing in mind that they are general arrangement drawings at best.
  8. Camping coaches in general were not equipped with toilets. The campers generally had to use the facilities of the station where the coaches were placed. As the majority of coaches fitted with toilets flushed straight onto the track it would not be suitable for a static coach.
  9. On the subject of camping coaches. Type A could be a bogie coach or a six wheeler. Type B could be four or six wheeled.
  10. We all know that insurance companies are the epitome of philanthropy and public spiritedness. No doubt the delay was caused by the insurance company wanting to make sure that everything was just so. I've just woken up after a funny dream. I imagine there must have been a lot of horse trading going on between the insurance company, Network Rail and Norfolk County Council.
  11. Thats going to cost the insurers of the driver/vehicle who damaged the bridge a lot of money.
  12. There was also a six wheel road van on the I-o-W complete with a drovers compartment.
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