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Listen to the music!!

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Listen to the music!!


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Re: Listen to the music!!

Nice one.... brings out the goosebumps.....
wonder why it was draggin along a diesel loco in the rear though..... did someone forget to uncouple it after shunting the coachesHuhHuh
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Re: Listen to the music!!

Wow that's music alright Smiley Smiley  Good way to wake me up this morning Wink
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Re: Listen to the music!!

"wonder why it was draggin along a diesel loco in the rear though"
I read that in the early days after it was first commissioned Network Rail insisted on the "rescue vehicle" being taken along for the ride in case of emergencies!
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Re: Listen to the music!!

It doesn't say much for the confidence they have in their equipment does it Huh  it seems an expensive back-up and how long would it take to get a replacement loco if needed?
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Re: Listen to the music!!

I think the builders of the loco had every confidence, but the powers-that-be wanted to play it belt and braces, so to speak. It had to go through a lot of testing at speed before they would let it out on its own! All down to the litigation culture we now live in.
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Re: Listen to the music!!

Shivers down the spine stuff. Pity we don't have smellyvision though as the mix of oil and steam is something else Cool
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Re: Listen to the music!!

I believe the reason some/many steam runs have a backup engine on the back is insurance in case of problems, because if the steam engine does fail, the diesel can be powered up and get the train into the next loop and out of the way of the normal traffic, otherwise the excursion company could be help liable for expenses of all the normal train operators.
It happens with preserved diesels too. At least it is better than having the diesel immediately behind the steam engine.

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Re: Listen to the music!!

not a train buff, but must admit that there is something beautiful about the old steam trains