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  1. pete2hogs replied to the thread USATC S160.

    Also apparently they were close to the point where the balance weights would start to lift the wheels off the rails, which is why there were the only British class of loco ever given a general speed limit. (after the 90mph exploits)

    Mar 19, 2018 at 5:40 PM
  2. pete2hogs replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    On the other hand the heavy 8-coupled freight engines were wiped out very quickly (considering their age and size), and replaced with the truly awful Fowler 7F's. I wonder what the crews though of that deal! The Dreadnaughts I think had the...

    Mar 19, 2018 at 5:34 PM
  3. pete2hogs liked 30854's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    As I recall, the primary factor behind SNP's support was precisely to reduce the need for cars around the National Park's honeypots. If Beddgelert doesn't fit that criteria, I genuinely don't know where does. One wonders how the village's traders...

    Mar 19, 2018 at 2:07 AM
  4. pete2hogs replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The G&SWR also had a serious maintenance back log and Whitelegg had indulged in some very dubious rebuilding. There was a large slaughter of L&Y types considering the quality of the designs and the standardisation.

    Mar 19, 2018 at 1:56 AM
  5. pete2hogs liked LMS2968's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I wouldn't get too hung up on the twenty years life span of LNWR locos: take the Super Ds as an example. When the Midland 'took over' in 1923, LNWR types became persona non grata and withdrawals of most classes started long before WAS appeared on...

    Mar 19, 2018 at 1:50 AM