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Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby jackshepherd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:32 pm

Could anyone tell me or please show me how heritage railways fuel diesel locomotives, do they use drums or a old railway tanker. Thanks :D
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Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby Mountain » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:35 pm

I guess it depends on what they have available. An old tank at a height so the flow down the pipe works well won't go amiss. I've seen old small ex. Petrol tankers used.

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Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby Pennine MC » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:18 am

Must admit this isn't something I've thought about. But given how long a full tank is likely to last on a short preserved line, it wouldn't surprise me if a road tanker was just ordered in when needed

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Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby flying scotsman123 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:27 am

Pennine MC wrote:Must admit this isn't something I've thought about. But given how long a full tank is likely to last on a short preserved line, it wouldn't surprise me if a road tanker was just ordered in when needed


Thats how it works on the GWSR I believe. How we fill our little 03 shunter up at Winchcombe C+W I don't actually know though! :oops: it may just be Jerry cans for that.
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Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:31 pm

Reminds me of the film of Clarkson meeting an old American Guy who'd bought a typical Yankee GP diesel and was running it up and down a decent length of track. When he asked him what it cost to fill it up the old guy said "there was oil in the tank when I bought it and I haven't needed to yet"
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Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:44 pm

A class 37 (just for an example) can carry 1694 Gallons of Fuel, and under normal running conditions consumes 1 gallon per mile, so on a typical preserved line of (say) 5 miles it would need to do nearly 170 return journeys before refueling!

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Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:51 pm

East Lancs have an ex BRT class A tank waggon. I believe it gets filled from a road tanker with cherryade ;)

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Re: Heritage diesel fuelling?

Postby jackshepherd » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:07 am

thanks for the help guys
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