Are these engines the Maybach style, with tunnel crankcases and roller bearings to the main bearings? I had a visit to Swindon Works back in the...
A Class 2 Freight! Wow! The best I ever prepped at work was a Class 4.:D
Once upon a time - on a railway far, far away - BR wagons had a data panel showing (for 4 conditions: Empty; Light; Medium; Heavy) the Total...
RA and loading gauge are separate issues.
The difficulty with our system, and total reliance on TOPS (i.e. IT :eek:) is that there is no easy way...
OK, let's go into a bit more detail:
A = 16.0t + 5.0t/m.
B1 = 18.0t + 5.0t/m; B2 = 18.0t + 6.4t/m.
C2 = 20.0t + 6.4t/m; C3 = 20.0t + 7.2t/m; C4 =...
Couldn't find a thread.
Pic 4 is Andover Junction (the Rank Mill is in the background).
I think 24 is Eastleigh Works. The detailing of the brickwork fits.
6 - Guildford Loco. (Farnham Road overbridge in background).
34 - Brookwood Station (Down Slow)
First thoughts: O2 Class is smaller than M7 Class, so the differential is no surprise. I believe that the D3 is comparable in size to the M7; not...
" 'Ere guv, you'll never believe what just happened ... ... ...!"
Re: Sevenoaks. I believe that the condition of the ballast and drainage was deficient. Not a RA issue per se, but a sign that pure numbers don't...
Pity we don't use the UIC system. 5 axle load bands A to E; 5 tons per metre bands 1 to 5. No higher maths required.
One abutment of bridge BAA4 at Cliddesden still stands with stencilled number. Not bad considering it last carried a train when Will Hay made 'Oh!...
Is this any help?
Pre-Cecil Paget I imagine that one skill of enginemen on the Toton - London run was staying awake while not moving! Seriously though, managing the...
In the 19th Century, according to the late Richard Holmes (military historian) Alton was a town where policemen went about in pairs or not at all!...
As did the Mid Hants, until a failed first share issue forced a closer acquaintance with reality.
PS I was at the meeting in London when...
With unfitted goods trains it's the stopping that matters, though, isn't it?
Did I once read (or did I imagine it) that the average speed of coal...
Out of curiosity, I am used to train weights as per TOPS: i.e. including the loco weight. Is this how loads are being referred to here?
I saw a reference to a change of policy stopping the supply of material from the Dyfi roadworks. What's behind that?
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