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He probably shouldn't be, unless the up slow is speed restricted to less than 40mph which would be unusual.  And he can't open the throttle any more than keeping her going at 40mph until the rear of his train has cleared on to the up main; then he can work her up to line speed.

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13 minutes ago, The Johnster said:

He probably shouldn't be, unless the up slow is speed restricted to less than 40mph which would be unusual.  And he can't open the throttle any more than keeping her going at 40mph until the rear of his train has cleared on to the up main; then he can work her up to line speed.

Its just left Warrington RMT which is the other side of the bridge so would only be at about 20 to 25mph at this stage and the crossovers are only a little further on.

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Ok, fair enough.  If I was him I'd still be keeping an eye out for a bloke with a radar gun, about 6 coach lengths after he comes off the shunt...

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58 minutes ago, The Johnster said:

He probably shouldn't be, unless the up slow is speed restricted to less than 40mph which would be unusual.  And he can't open the throttle any more than keeping her going at 40mph until the rear of his train has cleared on to the up main; then he can work her up to line speed.

Cant see a problem in opening up. Back end is clear of the points coming from the Royal Mail Terminal onto the up slow, and now opening up for the 40mph crossover.

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Coaling stage on the South Bucks Light Railway. A 3’ gauge line in the Chilterns.

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Cwmdimbath, 2 am.  Railway is asleep, but the night shifts on the Remploy industrial estate are in the canteens having their break on the 10-6 graveyard shift.  Some finished items have been put out on the loading platform for collection in the morning, but for now all is quiet bar the low hum of the estate's shared heating system pump.  Apart from more items placed on the platform out of the way, and the odd cigarette break (you're never alone with a Strand), the owls and mice have it all to themselves and there will be no action until 05.20, when the signal box switches in and the main line home clears for the Miner's workmans, which will have some passengers for the estate.  Maybe a bat will flit past, but don't hold your breath!

 

The silence is oppressive, all pervading, the air absolutely still, and the sky black and moonless.  I will rain in the morning.  The canteens are filled with light and noise, and cigarette smoke, but nothing happens here.  This is an action shot of nothing happening...

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Railfreight 26010 leaving Banks TMD with some fuel oil tankers...

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9 hours ago, NHY 581 said:

A Pannier dozes in the low evening sun at Bleat Wharf, Highbridge branch, S&DJR.

 

May 1960. 

 

An image by Norman Lockhart. 

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I can feel the warmth of it on my cheeks, Rob.  Fine evening for a barbie, but we didn't in those days...

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Hi

 

A Partly finished Haymarket layout with a lineup of Gresley's Pacific's.

 

Regards

 

David

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