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Very interesting Paul,

 

I don't suppose you took any pictures of the wagons?

 

 

Cheers

Funnily enough I did  Wayne 37901.

Here are a couple of shots of the POA. (I also took some detail shots of bits as well)

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And also the SEA.

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Eventually they will find there way onto my Flickr site, but I'm not at that year yet for uploading.

 

Paul J.

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Wow. That just illustrates the power of a 59; or more precisely the low speed tractive effort.

 

There seemed to be exhaust from the front power car. Was that just idling?

The load looks fairly light for a 59, it could probably do it with about twice the amount of stone.

 

The brake should still be operated from the front cab so some sort of supply would be needed.

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What does an HST weigh, about 500t? That's an extra 5 wagons. Watching a solo 59 start nearly 4000t uphill on a wet rail is impressive!

 

I do like the shots of DMU shunting wagons, if only sprinters had screwlinks and buffers!

 

Jo

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RPSI GNR (I) loco 131 in black with blue tender. The tender belongs to RPSI loco 171 and is being used temporarily while a new tender for 131 is constructed.

http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/images/locomotives/loco131/20150318_131_wdx_2.jpg The same loco is seen here shunting a BR Mk3 sleeping car https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/130268323@N02/24277066415/in/set-72157662777721730/

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RPSI GNR (I) loco 131 in black with blue tender. The tender belongs to RPSI loco 171 and is being used temporarily while a new tender for 131 is constructed. http://www.steamtrainsireland.com/images/locomotives/loco131/20150318_131_wdx_2.jpg The same loco is seen here shunting a BR Mk3 sleeping car https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/130268323@N02/24277066415/in/set-72157662777721730/

I saw Black 5 45090 with a lined green tender in February 1963. (No picture, and it would have to have been black and white, anyway.) I've also seen a maroon tender, but not the engine to which it was attached, in a picture of Banbury shed yard, taken some time after the last LMS Pacifics were withdrawn.

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Cheers,

Phil.

The Cl.47's are moving a pair of Allied Steel & Wire (formerly Guest Keen & Nettlefold, originally Port of London Authority) Yorkshire Engine Co. shunters from the ASW Tremorfa Works (adjacent to Tidal Sidings) to Cardiff canton for wheel turning.

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This was an occasional occurrence.

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Hope this helps.

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Brian R

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Not sure how rare it was to see a Class 27 in BR blue outside of Scotland and on this type of freight, so I'll post this 1984 picture here in case it's of use to someone:

 

http://www.trackbasher-photos.co.uk/1984/i-kJDx54P

 

Hello.

 

If Glasgow was busy, 27s went to Derby and Swindon for overhaul in the early 1980s so not uncommon on the WCML south of Carlisle. However from the description it suggests that it was substituting for a failure.

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If Glasgow was busy, 27s went to Derby and Swindon for overhaul in the early 1980s so not uncommon on the WCML south of Carlisle. However from the description it suggests that it was substituting for a failure.

 

Not really the main reason for sending 26's and 27's south was Crew Traction Knowledge, as this meant that on arrival at Kingmoor or Tyne Yard the locomotive would have to be returned to Scottish Region!

 

Likewise Motherwell 37's were shown on TOPS as Air Braked only with VB isolated but in reality the Vacuum Brake was still working; this prevented them from being used on weekend engineering work!

 

Mark Saunders 

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A faint possibility it was for some sort of set move but - depending on date - it was probably route learning.

 

I vaguely recall Eurostars being tested to Manchester or thereabouts via the WCML. The working of EPS 37s and match wagons may in connection with that, as the Thunderbird contingency.

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