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Not as exotic as some items on this thread, but as we all know, pics of Claytons working are thin on the ground.  I don't recall seeing one with such a varied short consist before.  If you don't have much space and fancy a class 17 then this could be for you.

 

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6 minutes ago, Metr0Land said:

Not as exotic as some items on this thread, but as we all know, pics of Claytons working are thin on the ground.  I don't recall seeing one with such a varied short consist before.  If you don't have much space and fancy a class 17 then this could be for you.

 

D8615

 

Hi Metroland,

 

Even more interesting that part of the consist appears to be a Taylor Hubbard 5 ton crane and its jib runner and match truck.

 

Gibbo.

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...is that a Clayton on a breakdown train!?!

 

 

Kev.

(Hat, coat...)

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2 hours ago, SHMD said:

...is that a Clayton on a breakdown train!?!

 

 

Kev.

(Hat, coat...)

Maybe they are also carrying the spares for it for when it expires?:D

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Scallies everywhere, and this time its not just the hubcaps!!

 

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Regards

 

Ian

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It's a Lone Star Treble O loco. O-O-O.

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On 15/01/2020 at 10:04, Jack374 said:

Seeing electrics off route on non-electrified lines is no new occurrence, but fairly uncommon now except for ECML diversions...or taking locos to the Toton paint facility:
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And quite recently a few class 60s have done test runs around Toton in shabby liveries, but this 90 looks like it’s been filled and not primed; perfect excuse to run an unfinished model that's used filler!

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Jack.

Being  repainted into Grand Central livery for use on their Blackpool - Euston services

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1 minute ago, melmerby said:

 

Some US trains have been running with 300+ cars and 10 x 4400hp locos. (5+3+2)

So much for the AAR air brake limit!

 

Australia still beats that with 682 wagons and 8 x 6000hp locos. Gross weight 99,734 t, 7.3 km long.

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9 hours ago, DavidB-AU said:

 

Australia still beats that with 682 wagons and 8 x 6000hp locos. Gross weight 99,734 t, 7.3 km long.

Soon these trains will be so long that the front will be at the destination before the last car has left the depot!:jester:

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3 minutes ago, melmerby said:

Soon these trains will be so long that the front will be at the destination before the last car has left the depot!:jester:

 

Make the line a big dogbone roundy and you can connect the last wagon to the front of the engine....

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Which would only be the logical development of the MGR concept...

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If the mine was at the top of the hills and the destination at the bottom ( natural if it's a port ) it should be possible to do away with all the locos and make the whole thing self-acting. 

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41 minutes ago, jf2682 said:

Hauling coal trains?  Perhaps won't be running for too much longer...

... although I think the really heavy trains are for iron ore.

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49 minutes ago, Ramblin Rich said:

... although I think the really heavy trains are for iron ore.

BHP (Billiton).

 

The yank's biggest trains are double stacks.

The most coal I've seen is 165 wagons or so, going through Kearney NE  (VR cams)

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On 17/01/2020 at 16:12, Metr0Land said:

Not as exotic as some items on this thread, but as we all know, pics of Claytons working are thin on the ground.  I don't recall seeing one with such a varied short consist before.  If you don't have much space and fancy a class 17 then this could be for you.

 

Big assumption to make there, no smoke.

 

How do you know the driver, secondman, fitter and the guard are not pushing the loco from the back of the guards van. :lol:

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4 hours ago, jf2682 said:

I think you're right.  Wonder how we are going to reduce iron ore without coke?  Anyone know?

 

There is a lot of research going on about alternatives to coking coal, including carbon from natural gas and even recycled plastic and rubber. But they are a looooong way off industrial use.

 

Cheers

David

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5 hours ago, jf2682 said:

I think you're right.  Wonder how we are going to reduce iron ore without coke?  Anyone know?

 

Pepsi?

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8 hours ago, Titan said:

 

Pepsi?

No, ask Dr Pepper.

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Looks like it's been flour bombed!

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Wouldn't look out of place at a cement works.

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Good old Exmover.

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