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Hi all

 

Can anybody help with this iam looking for pics and also operational details

i know the loco works up with then runs-round and propels the tanks but does the loco stay there

or depart LE to Inverness? Also how many tanks can be unloaded at a time ant is there any slip

working ie loaded and unloaded wagons swapped on site?

 

Thanks

 

Dave

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Hi Dave,

 

Can confirm what you already know and fill in some of the blanks but not all..

 

Some pics from a visit in April 2007 during a typical Highland downpour.

 

66103 arrives with rake of 8 TTA's

 

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Runs round

 

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On the day of my visit no empties were present - I would imagine that any shunting would be performed at this point. Quickly, obviously so as not to disrupt the passenger service....

 

66103 couples up

 

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and propels the stock into the discharge siding

 

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Judging by the state of the siding to the left of the rake I would guess that this is where the empty stock would be shunted prior to propelling the full wagons.

 

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On this particular day the loco left LE but by then I was just glad to get back in the car.

 

HTH

 

Bruce

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