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  1. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I believe there was some trial of container trains to Hamworthy, but it was a lot of years ago. The need to accommodate Hi-cubes probably means that the bridges through the Forest are too restricting. As too whether there is any demand, didn't a...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 9:44 PM
  2. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread British 8 coupled loco's.

    Previously the LSWR had used some ROD 2-8-0s, and apparently found it hard to find enough heavy, slow freight for them, so a putative 4-8-0 was stillborn. Pat (P.S. I know they were 3ft gauge, but I do wish 1 of the Lough Swilly 4-8-0s had survived.)

    Feb 16, 2020 at 8:43 PM
  3. Dunfanaghy Road liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Ok, he seems an odd choice of patron. Is he the only slightly-famous person who lives in Hampshire? I suppose I should be grateful it wasn’t Pete Waterman, he’d turn up to the opening of an envelope.

    Feb 16, 2020 at 7:58 AM
  4. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Sadly, you are not alone in encountering this attitude. I find that some of the newer people at 'my railway' think that the railway has been here forever, and know nothing of how it became what it is. Pat

    Feb 15, 2020 at 11:45 PM
  5. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Tank v Tender Locos.

    I thought that the S&D 7Fs were working unfitted mineral trains, so the braking performance of the trailing load was limited to the guard's van. Did I once read the claim that the CI blocks got so hot that the glow could be seen at night, or was...

    Feb 15, 2020 at 11:21 PM
  6. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Tank v Tender Locos.

    I seem to remember 88 & 89 at Barry had Ferodo on all driving / coupled wheels. Come to think of it, how would you deal with the different wear rates if you mixed CI and Ferodo. On modern wagons there is a move to eliminate CI brake blocks, due...

    Feb 15, 2020 at 4:58 PM
  7. Dunfanaghy Road liked fergusmacg's post in the thread Dartmouth Steam Railway General Discusssion.

    And how does this list stand up for a Gasworks engine:): It steams well, - but only with the 'right' welsh rock It is a strong loco - on a flat railway It accelerates well - downhill It's a pleasure to drive - only if your built like a...

    Feb 15, 2020 at 9:44 AM
  8. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Still 506. After the effort that Heritage Painting put in I should hope it will be 506 for a long time to come. One of those typo nonsenses, I expect. Below the roster list is the sentence "The Company reserves the right to substitute a different...

    Feb 14, 2020 at 9:40 AM