The figures are timing loads, based on the power and max speed of the traction. 35028 is Class 8 max 75mph, 61306 is class 5 max 60nph.
A useful rule of thumb is 35 miles per 1000 gallons of water.
This gives a safety margin in case of delays.
Mr Ward’s edict of tender/tanks going...
That will be the woven fibreglass rope smokebox door seal.
It will soon be black with soot!
The photos of the skates fitted to one wheelset of the tender do suggest that it’s the tender with bad flats, not the loco.
The Bluebell Railway has a long standing advantage over most other preserved railways: it is slap bang in what used to be known as the Stockbroker...
The same video at Norden was put up a couple of weeks ago, along with another one of him dicking about on the mainline at 102 miles from Waterloo....
At 2:16 in the video clip, there is smoke coming from under the tender and the characteristic “hiss” of steel wheel sliding on steel rail. The...
Handbrake not released???
I’m wary of “Stakeholders”. It makes me think of outside bodies who think they can boss the organisation about.
Bad flats on loco or tender, or both?
I wouldn’t like to skate a B5 6’ coupled wheels!
If every train involved in a “successful” suicide was scrapped, there wouldn’t be many 444s left on SWR. Pokesdown Station has a high attrition rate.
Quite clearly, the connecting rod in the photo is of the optimum length.
DMUs can be hauled by steam locos. If you’re in dire straits, something is better than nothing.
Someone sent me the Receiver’s disposal list. I didn’t ask for it.
I hope I can get away with not copying and pasting it here in its entirety,...
Can’t believe I’m saying this.
Smacks of WIBN!
I’m sure GCR would be very interested in your accusation of speeding.
If “thrashing” is a bad thing, then for a steam loco thrashing would involve such poor enginemanship as for the loco to prime and the priming not...
£200k for TPWS, OTMR, GSMR, certification and support coach.
That’s an expensive support coach!
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