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22 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Caption contest time...

 

167-16 APT DY 12081978

 

By Hugh Searle

 

(The man is thinking) this is one occasion I should have worn platform shoes with my flares...

The lady is saying

'I think BREL have missed the Hornby moulding line between the white and red stripes'

 

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On 28/06/2021 at 21:14, Mr_Tilt said:

You should see the ones we used on E-Train's Power Cars before we had any E1s. Those were REALLY hi-tech........... :D

 

 

E-Train dummy power bogie.jpg


That sort of reminds me of the front bogie on the GWR Achilles class, like “Lord Of The Isles”...;)

 

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15 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

Caption contest time...

 

167-16 APT DY 12081978

 

By Hugh Searle

 

The catering staff, despite being told there was a big difference between tilting and tipping were holding out for at least a couple of quid.

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On 29/06/2021 at 19:48, montyburns56 said:

Caption contest time...

 

167-16 APT DY 12081978

 

By Hugh Searle

 

'C'mon let's go home, I've already been waiting for years to get on board'

'I'm sorry I have a headache dear'

 

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I could tell about a few  Railway Technical Centre Christmas Parties, but perhaps I better not! :D

 

And they WEREN'T held inside any of the test trains............ 

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14 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

The aftermath of the Railway Technical Centre Christmas Party ....

 

By Hugh Searle

 

352-34 APT Booths 06071986 352-35 APT Booths 06071986

 

That really does show just how narrow the necessary body angles made the interior.

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6 minutes ago, boxbrownie said:

That really does show just how narrow the necessary body angles made the interior.

I was thinking that.

 

Would it have been 2 + 1 seating?

 

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22 minutes ago, atom3624 said:

Would it have been 2 + 1 seating?

The first of those pictures is of the interior of a TU dining car - so yes it had 2+1 seating. The second is of a Trailer Brake First again 2+1 seating.

 

Second class vehicles were 2+2.

 

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But it's almost the same as a Voyager or a Pendelino, and for the same reason.

 

If the body tilts it has to be that shape or you'd smite the bridges and signals etc.

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23 minutes ago, Michael Hodgson said:

Break glass windows provided for emergency presumably?

Hammers to break windows were behind pull-off covers in each coach - no 'special' escape windows like some modern trains have.

 

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36 minutes ago, Mr_Tilt said:

But it's almost the same as a Voyager or a Pendelino, and for the same reason.

 

If the body tilts it has to be that shape or you'd smite the bridges and signals etc.

Or of course you could modify the bridges and signal so they slope away from track ... after all they were prepared to raise a lot of them when they put the overhead wires in.

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1 hour ago, Michael Hodgson said:

Or of course you could modify the bridges and signal so they slope away from track ... after all they were prepared to raise a lot of them when they put the overhead wires in.

Hi Michael,

 

Or just build a complete new railway which would probably be an awful lot easier.

 

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40 minutes ago, Gibbo675 said:

Or just build a complete new railway which would probably be an awful lot easier.

Yup, if you are going to do civil engineering work, straightening the track is a better use of money than widening existing bridges.

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6 hours ago, Mr_Tilt said:

But it's almost the same as a Voyager or a Pendelino, and for the same reason.

 

If the body tilts it has to be that shape or you'd smite the bridges and signals etc.

And the first time I used a Pendelino that’s exactly the impression I got…..oh…aircraft fuselage.

 

The bridges will gradually wear away and rubber signals would be fine :lol:

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On 26/06/2021 at 21:41, jonnyuk said:

what a bloody waste.....public sector both then and now have too much money, they think nothing of tossing things away or scraping things because right now its not vogue or takes too much out of a budget, its all about the now, not the 10-20 years down the line. 

maybe we should scrap democracy :offtopic:


There speaks someone who probably wouldn’t last a week in the public sector……!

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Wonderful set of pics of the P-Train at the C&W Works Open Day. :good:

 

I missed that as I'd left BR a few months earlier and was living in Berlin at the time. 

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