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"UGLY PIG" ON FIRE.

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by buseng, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. mickpop

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    Don't like the look of them but I must have got the wrong impression from seeing 70004 on the Ellesmere Port to Fiddlers Ferry coal run week after week and been impressed with their reliability from that observation. However I see it is one of the two that have not met with a failure!
     
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    It would certainly carry on the ugly theme.
     
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    Did you want the train to get anywhere????
     
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    Hi all - I thought I heard another report over the radio about another freight train catching fire in the london area today....surely not another Ugly Pig/Class 70 up in smoke???
     
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    70015 was working through Stockport the other day with a ballast train whilst I was waiting for 45407 and 44871, didn't see any smoke :O
    Matt
     
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    Problem sorted .........

    Raise all the bridges, and get half a dozen of these in, as you'd only need to run 25% of the current number of container trains if they were loaded like this ....

    [video=youtube;XhgHrDbN4EU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhgHrDbN4EU&feature=youtu.be[/video]
     
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    I think it's the Intermodal ones that's are on the naughty step, the Heavy Haul (Coal, Ballast) etc appear to be running normally.
     
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    Not hanging about either :D
     
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    Not a fire, but yet another failure this morning at Eastleigh. 70007 failed in P2, blocking P3 and part of the down fast. Everything from Portsmouth had to reverse back to beyond Campbell Rd Bridge before continuing through Eastleigh wrong line on the down fast. 66516 came to the rescue... for the second time in two weeks (70019 failed the other day at Northam Jc, nr Southampton, on a special freight working celebrating 40 years of something at Maritime depot... FL weren't happy!).

    Blasted things!

    James at SVN
     
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    If that was a steam loco NR & the various ToC's would be jumping up & down shouting "ban them"! What's the difference here?
     
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    Which is precisely the point - it's not a steam loco, it's a new and complex design of diesel loco suffering the inevitable teething troubles. It wouldn't surprise me if some kind of ban was considered when they kept setting themselves on fire but it seems reliability has improved and will hopefully continue to.

    Chris
     
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    As one who knows nothing of these beasts, can you expand on that plse? Why are they apparently worse than other modern machines such as the 66's?
     
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    They are a new and more complex, innovative design than the 66 - dynamic braking, untried engine (for rail use) etc.

    Chris
     

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