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North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by The Black Hat, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. banburysaint

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    I believe a fire fighting patrol road vehicle 4x4 is used. The track bed was built for double track so there is space to drive along side

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  2. Jamessquared

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    Thanks - I’d wondered about driving alongside, but couldn’t see any adjacent roads hence wondering about a following rail vehicle.

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    That's exactly it. The old down formation is maintained as an access track for the likes of PW and emergencies and is frequently in use for the former. For the majority of the length of the line there is no convenient road access for such things. There is a safe system of work to ensure that the vehicles don't encroach on the operational line.
     
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    How do they cope with the bridges in Newtondale that have been rebuilt to single tracks?
     
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    I think most of us will, I do get the feeling there will be those who won’t quite understand though.
    Matt, in Cambridge having spent 2 days painting and watching the paint dry in in seconds after application.
     
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    The Q6 was being driven very enthusiastic earlier - Oops...
     
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    TBF with the gradients and loads on the NYMR, even a strong loco has to be driven fairly enthusiastically just to keep to time!
     
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    https://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news/incidents/

    Tuesday

    09:47 Sleights, Whitby

    Crews from Whitby and Lythe responded to a lineside fire that was caused by sparks from a steam train. Crew located a fire measuring approx 10 x 4 metres. They used 1 hose reel jet to extinguish.

    Thursday

    18:01 Esk Valley, Grosmont

    Whitby crews attended a line side fire caused by a spark from a steam engine. The fire had been extinguished by local residents prior to arrival of Fire Service. Crews dampened down the area.

    18:09 Beck Hole, Goathland

    Crews attended a line side fire caused by sparks from a steam engine. Crews used a specialist appliance called an Argocat to assist with extinguishing the fire.
    18:20 Moorgates, Goathland

    Lythe crews attended a line side fire measuring 35 m x 2 m. Locals had extinguished the fire prior to arrival of Fire Service, crews dampened down the affected area. The cause of the fire was due to sparks from a steam engine.

    20:33 Goathland

    Lythe crews extinguished a fire involving an area of lineside scrubland measuring 15m x 5m. Crews used hose reel jet at this incidents. The cause of the fire was due to sparks from a steam engine.
     
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    To judge by the comparatively small areas reported affected, North Yorks Fire are to be congratulated on their timely response. Do we know, were any NYMR (or other) 'First Responders' already on the ground attempting to contain these blazes ahead of the Fire Brigade's arrival?
     
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    Local residents mentioned in two of the incidents. Yorkshire Water imposing hose pipe ban in two weeks, why not immediately?
     
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    Are water companies allowed to do that without notice?
     
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    I'd imagine some government diktat under some 'special measures' or other gives such authority. I'm certainly insufficiently well-heeled to place the question before a judge!
     
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    We need a minister for drought …

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    JRM dry enough for you?
     
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    No, we need an effective Minister for Drought - like in 1976. Appointed one day, rained shortly after - the most effective Government minister ever!.

    JRM is many things, but effective isn't one of them...

    Anyway, back to the NYMR.

    Tom
     
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    I don't think Denis Howell is available...
     
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    Friday 12th August North Yorkshire Pullman [​IMG]

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