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1 hour ago, Gibbo675 said:

Hi Newbryford,

 

Thanks to a mate of mine I had a ride out on both of the above locomotives last week. A ride out from Appleby to Skipton and return was great fun.

 

My unfortunate observation of the last trip back to Appleby, "And not a DMU passenger in sight !!!"

 

Gibbo.

 

 

 

The "middle" trip seems to be the most populated.

 

Just seen the first northbound at Settle.

Slowed to a crawl through the platform and then carried on! Must have been no-one wanting to board.

 

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Another example, at Rugby in April '75, note the stored Mk1 Pullman stock beyond in the up sidings....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 27/07/2020 at 20:06, TheSignalEngineer said:

I remember there being a picture which I think got posted to this site some years ago showing a Hawksworth vehicle at Kyle of Lochalsh.

Just when you can't find it, Robert Carroll links it in another thread. 

Can't get image to show from my phone, go to other topic and follow link there.

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13 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

If you thought that the two Restaurant Cars in the early HSTs was extravagant....

 

Wellingborough 1980s

 

 

They used formations like that with spare (kitchen?) cars for training purposes when the HSTs were being introduced to the Midland line.

There's another pic back on p77 of this thread, and some of my observations at p78:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/78411-prototype-for-everything-corner/page/78/

 

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Sprinter Delivery in 1984. I don't know how the 150 is attached as I thought that they had BSI couplers.

 

1984 6-26 25089 (150001) Derby

 

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Emergency coupling, get a fitter to remove the screw shackle and fit the adaptor in its place, over the drawbar hook!

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53 minutes ago, montyburns56 said:

Sprinter Delivery in 1984. I don't know how the 150 is attached as I thought that they had BSI couplers.

 

1984 6-26 25089 (150001) Derby

 

No problem as long as they had NEM coupling pockets.

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30 minutes ago, melmerby said:

Bit of rope?:jester:


you’ve watched the Titfield Thunderbolt too many times!

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1 hour ago, Mark Saunders said:

Emergency coupling, get a fitter to remove the screw shackle and fit the adaptor in its place, over the drawbar hook!

 

Like one of these, fitted to a 153 that had a siezed axle.

 

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The hard part is getting the shackle off........

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Notice the coupling adapter includes an air or MR pipe - so presumably the unit can be hauled fitted, intstead of unfitted at 25 mph with brake vans (as happened with a lot of EMUs in the late-'70s/early-'80s - even the delivery of the new 317s and 455s)

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2 hours ago, rab said:

No problem as long as they had NEM coupling pockets.

It's a Bachmann diesel, so wrong height:jester:

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3 hours ago, keefer said:

Notice the coupling adapter includes an air or MR pipe - so presumably the unit can be hauled fitted, intstead of unfitted at 25 mph with brake vans (as happened with a lot of EMUs in the late-'70s/early-'80s - even the delivery of the new 317s and 455s)


The Westcode brake system and auto air brake are incompatible, the main reservoir pipe is used to release the automatic parking brake fitted to the 14X and 15X series units.

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"For sale: 12":1’ Class 40 kit, wheels and motor not included, no instructions. Buyer collects."

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On 05/08/2020 at 19:25, montyburns56 said:

If you thought that the two Restaurant Cars in the early HSTs was extravagant....

 

Wellingborough 1980s

 

254035 Wellingboro on Test

 

 

Now, that is my kind of catering for a long journey. Breakfast in one, lunch in the next, and..... well you get the idea. 

 

The one I wouldn't want to be on was this one with no catering at all....

 

 

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1 hour ago, jonny777 said:

 

Now, that is my kind of catering for a long journey. Breakfast in one, lunch in the next, and..... well you get the idea. 

 

 

Hi Jonny,

 

Should the fourth coach not be a sleeping car rather than the SO pictured ?

 

I suspect a snooze would be in order after that kind of carry on !

 

Gibbo.

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my eye was drawn to those gangways covers in jonny777's pic.

Never seen yellow ones before, how odd! - but on closer look, seem to be red/blue liveried RTC/Research/Test stock

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On 06/08/2020 at 16:14, Wild Boar Fell said:

Like Electras but don't want to put up catenary?

Like HSTs but bought the wrong Mk3s?

Want a way to combine your interests?

 

Look no further...

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(Not my photo, link to Flickr)

 

Wild Boar Fell

 

And in these eco-friendly days, put the pan up and turn off the diesel......

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8 hours ago, newbryford said:

 

And in these eco-friendly days, put the pan up and turn off the diesel......

20200806 IMG_3323 43054 + 91122 3Q45 Creeton

 

The new class 134 Electro Diesel.

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Oops, thanks Melmerby
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3 minutes ago, john new said:

The new class 133 134 Electro Diesel.

:)

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