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certainly a quirky unit to drive, not going to win any speed contests up the lickey that’s for sure! 

 

You'll be doing well to get up the Lickey at any speed. When we are on Bromsgrove panel we just hope the tanks are nearly empty cos full tanks equals a very good chance of over heating and a chat on the phone with the driver.

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15 hours ago, big jim said:

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Hi Jim,

 

What are the miniature indicators between the signal aspect and the standard indicator, are they proper MIs (if so, what for?) or are they CD/RA Indicators?

 

I've never seen them arranged like that before.

 

Simon

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I meant between locomotives of the same class. I wouldn't expect a 37 to match a 66 - at least I hope not.

Interesting to see the 197.  I suppose we shall get them through here one day. At least the livery is not so garish as the 196s, though the front end is still ugly.

Jonathan

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Locos within classes are much of a muchness really, things like 47s with the ETH running so get the power zapped a little bit but I rarely get on them with the ETH running 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, The Lurker said:

a little irony there; "I'm a climate hero" being a diesel, and pulling a steam locomotive.

I'm guessing they're using the logic that a train hauled by a Diesel produces much less pollution than 30-odd individual Diesel lorries.

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1 hour ago, Railfreight1998 said:

Is the reason for the special paint job not because it's been converted to run on vegetable oil, rather than diesel? 

Yes, it's uses fuel made from used vegetable oil.

 

Regards,

 

John P

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1 hour ago, jpendle said:

Yes, it's uses fuel made from used vegetable oil.

 

Regards,

 

John P

Does it small like a fish-and-chip shop as it rushes past you?

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4 hours ago, Budgie said:

Does it small like a fish-and-chip shop as it rushes past you?


Nope. I had a face full of clag on its first loaded trip since repaint and re-fuel. Smelled like a diesel to me.

 

Jack.

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You really are a useful guy for the rail operators to have around - your traction knowledge, and also your route card really do make you a very good asset to GBRF

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