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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby skyblue » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:47 pm

Were they driven off the end of a motorail train? Or out of a side door which was not adjacent to a platform?

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:04 pm

Nothing so mundane. Perhaps I should mention that it happened on the Settle and Carlisle.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:11 pm

I do not have time to answer it Bufferstop. There is quite a breeze getting up here and need to fasten things down :wink:

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Lancastrian » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:43 pm

Where they blown off the train?
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:07 pm

They were indeed blown off, do I really need to add that it was whilst crossing Ribblehead Viaduct. There's also a tale that's probably grown with the telling of a loco driver having his hat blown off by a gust of wind which took it under the arch and back up the other side where his fireman managed to catch it and put it back on his head.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:11 am

Bufferstop wrote:They were indeed blown off, do I really need to add that it was whilst crossing Ribblehead Viaduct. There's also a tale that's probably grown with the telling of a loco driver having his hat blown off by a gust of wind which took it under the arch and back up the other side where his fireman managed to catch it and put it back on his head.

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To add to Lancastrian's answer set by Bufferstop ---- several brand new Humber cars being carried on a freight train that was crossing the viaduct were blown off the wagons they were being carried upon and landed on the ground by the viaduct.

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Lancastrian » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:52 am

Thanks Bufferstop, and glencairn, it was your clue that gave me the answer.

What was the year of, and also what was special about Britain's first diesel-electric train?
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:38 am

Is a Lancastrian setting a question about Yorkshiremen possibly? :)

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Postby Lancastrian » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:28 am

glencairn wrote:Is a Lancastrian setting a question about Yorkshiremen possibly? :)

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:58 am

The things that Northerners' got up to down at the docks before the turn of the century.

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Postby Lancastrian » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:49 pm

There is a power connection with a company under the umbrella 'G'.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Lancastrian » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:51 pm

Have I got to give it away.

British Gas, Southern Electric and even Sainsbury's Energy could give you a hint with the Fuel offer customers get by taking both gas and electricity off them.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby GaryAM » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:24 pm

was it 1947?

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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby Lancastrian » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:17 pm

GaryAM wrote:was it 1947?
No sorry, almost a score before then.
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Re: Railway Quiz

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:01 pm

It looks as though I am on the wrong track. I should read the question. I was looking at Diesel and not Diesel - Electric. I was looking at the following --

Earliest recorded examples of an internal combustion engine for railway use included a prototype designed by William Dent Priestman, which was examined by Sir William Thomson in 1888 who described it as a "[Priestman oil engine] mounted upon a truck which is worked on a temporary line of rails to show the adaptation of a petroleum engine for locomotive purposes.".[3][4] In 1894, a 20 h.p. two axle machine built by Priestman Brothers was used on the Hull Docks.

The Priestman division was sold off in 1984 and was eventually merged with Coles Cranes. The remnants of the company are owned by Gardner Denver. Gardner Denver has an Energy Group.

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