Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Discuss real world railway operations in this forum. Find out how to make your model railway as accurate as possible.
User avatar
Tiddles
Posts: 843
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:17 pm

Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Tiddles » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:01 pm

Thought I would start a thread for the weird, unusual and different sights on and around Britain's railway systems.

I will start with what I saw today when parked in Didcot station car park.

1. A blue Thomas like tank engine in the railway centre.
2. Long train of military flats all empty apart for one with two Scorpion tanks on it.
3. An HST set going to London with the buffet car behind the lead power car instead of the normal position between 1st class and 2nd class carriages.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, “Linking 13 Great States With The Nation.”

seasprite
Posts: 121
Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:34 pm
Location: East Yorkshire

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby seasprite » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:59 pm

Trains arriving early :shock:

User avatar
Bufferstop
Posts: 11337
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Bottom end of N. Warks line

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:14 pm

Long time ago now and I doubt it would even be possible with modern stock. In a power failure at Birmingham New Street, two empty three car DMUs pushing two totally lifeless, fully loaded 4 car EMUs far enough through the Wolves end tunnel for them to roll on into the open and across the section gap. From the noise and the clag that it created I doubt they did many more miles before going in for engine exchanges.
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
My Layout, My Workbench Blog and My Opinions

User avatar
siquelme
Posts: 869
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:35 pm
Location: 71D - Portsmouth, UK

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby siquelme » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:32 pm

Tiddles wrote:2. Long train of military flats all empty apart for one with two Scorpion tanks on it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ABmzwZ ... AAAAAAAAAA

Skip to 1minute

Are those the same Scorpion tanks?
Great Western Modeller for my sins
My Blog http://brookescastle.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Tiddles
Posts: 843
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:17 pm

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Tiddles » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:34 pm

siquelme wrote:
Tiddles wrote:2. Long train of military flats all empty apart for one with two Scorpion tanks on it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1ABmzwZ ... AAAAAAAAAA

Skip to 1minute

Are those the same Scorpion tanks?


That looks like them. Normally all the army stuff at didcot is in sand camo so the green dose stand out. The petrol wagons where there too, probably off to Bicster.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, “Linking 13 Great States With The Nation.”

User avatar
trainsandco
Posts: 2135
Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 10:34 am
Location: Great Western Territory

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby trainsandco » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:11 pm

seasprite wrote:Trains arriving early :shock:


Don't be silly, he said what have you seen not what you would like to see ;)

It was a Thomas weekend last sat/sun so it's understandable for TTTe to be there ;)

Nothing particularly weird on the railways. Just the usual, 5x 66's at Didcot and the occasional weed killing/rail head treatment trains also at Didcot.

Ben
A layout is never finished, it's just a shortage of ideas.

Film-making Railway Enthusiast.

81D

User avatar
markh
Posts: 1107
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:40 pm
Location: Workington

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby markh » Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:39 am

probally wont count but a few months ago i saw a class 20 leading a class 66 running light heading south throught platform 4 then the same train coming back the 20 leading the 66 up noth throught platfotm 1 the same locos
THIS IS A BAD IDEA,



BUT IM ALL ABOUT BAD IDEAS

User avatar
Eastern
Posts: 517
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:21 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon. USA - originally from East Anglia

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Eastern » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:18 pm

Not exactly British Rail - but....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErnScsC2lyw
interesting freight load from 0.26
“Sir, Sunday morning, although recurring at regular and well foreseen intervals, always seems to take this railway by surprise.”
William S Gilbert
__________________________

Charles

User avatar
siquelme
Posts: 869
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:35 pm
Location: 71D - Portsmouth, UK

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby siquelme » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:39 pm

Getting a seat on the way home today :) Because of an accident this morning lots of stock wasnt where it was meant to be so my train had 12 coaches instead of the usual 8 ... very nice
Great Western Modeller for my sins
My Blog http://brookescastle.blogspot.com/

User avatar
D605Eagle
Posts: 2594
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:58 am
Location: Staffordshire
Contact:

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:36 am

Eastern wrote:Not exactly British Rail - but....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErnScsC2lyw
interesting freight load from 0.26

What an excelent vid, thanks for posting! Notice how to grooves have been cut into the tunnel roof so they can squeeze double stacked containers through there.

User avatar
Tiddles
Posts: 843
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:17 pm

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Tiddles » Fri May 18, 2012 6:31 pm

Today I saw the perfect small layout train.

It consisted of class 66 (66070) and a bogie low loader wagon. There was a tail light on the wagon and it entered Didcot from the Reading main line.

There was also a yellow class 31 with 4 yellow coaches and was being controlled from the DVT end.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, “Linking 13 Great States With The Nation.”

User avatar
cmeonthemove
Posts: 1356
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:23 pm
Location: Norwich
Contact:

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby cmeonthemove » Fri May 18, 2012 8:56 pm

Here's a couple I've seen recently:

91005 light engine:

Image

GBRf convoy - 4 locos, one of which was Rainbow 66720, plus two barrier coaches.

Image

User avatar
Jonny
Posts: 379
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:15 am
Location: Yorkshire, Britain

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Jonny » Sat May 19, 2012 1:40 am

I saw what I think is a Class 66 pass through Skipton station about 5 times.

User avatar
hairyhandedfool
Posts: 1016
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:28 am

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby hairyhandedfool » Sat May 19, 2012 8:45 am

Well I can't say I have seen anything weird recently, but maybe something rare, well I say rare I mean rare for this neck of the woods, infact I can only recall one instance in the last ten years prior to this year, normally they don't come within forty miles of were I was standing......

Image

Image

Virgin Trains and EMT struck a deal to run a Liverpool Lime Street-St Pancras and St Pancras-Liverpool Lime Street extra for the FA Cup Final on 5th/6th May, these are my shots of the ECS Workings from/to Derby (although I did see all four ECS and passenger workings).
"Dying is easy, its living that scares me to death"
Annie Lennox - Cold (from the album "Diva")

Stressed? Fight my brute
You can now join my Clan

User avatar
Bufferstop
Posts: 11337
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Bottom end of N. Warks line

Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Bufferstop » Sat May 19, 2012 9:53 am

Jonny wrote:I saw what I think is a Class 66 pass through Skipton station about 5 times.

You sure it was the same one, they're like grey squirrels, common as muck and wiping out the home grown species!
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
My Layout, My Workbench Blog and My Opinions


Return to “Real World Railways”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests