Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

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

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:11 am

Or categorising EMUs, DMUs as locomotives, calling turnouts, switches not points....
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby b308 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:40 am

Yes, a fair bit, when I joined the railways I had to remember to change the habit of a lifetime when it came to some words... I've always wondered why they are different...

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

Postby markh » Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:22 am

D605Eagle wrote:
madmack wrote:A Plasser Tamper unit passing through workington train station, Never seen one before,

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RAILWAY station Mark, railway station :wink:



Thats whats it called up here D605Eagle. Train Station. dont know why. but every one refers to it as that

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

Postby Tiddles » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:08 pm

A class 60 :shock:

Possibly 60066 in grey DB/drax livery pulling a long line of bogie petroleum tanks through Didcot.

Have not seen a Class 60 in years :? It was certainly different compered to the maroon sheds that populate Didcot.
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Postby TK421 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:45 am

Tiddles wrote:A class 60 :shock:

Possibly 60066 in grey DB/drax livery pulling a long line of bogie petroleum tanks through Didcot.

Have not seen a Class 60 in years :? It was certainly different compered to the maroon sheds that populate Didcot.


That's the theale fuel tanks returning empty they don't run everyday but when they do it's rarer to see a shed on that train rather than a tug. The train runs in a loop along the Berks and Hants in the morning and returns via the main line and the south wales branch in the afternoon. You can occasionally see a 60 working the merehead and whatley stone trains and even rarer a class 60 on the Swindon steel train.
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Adi.p » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:10 pm

Colas rail tamper and an extremely large crane hauled by a two class 47s leaving the nene valley railway via the fletton loop to the ECML. I had not got a camera so I picked a pic of their site (it does not show the tamper as it was not attached just then)
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Postby luckymucklebackit » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:37 pm

Didn't see it myself, but from the Scot-Rail enthusiasts site i read that the 2D06 07:04 Middlesborough - Whitby
terminated at Battersby due to enginering works which meant there was no set toform it's return working 2D17 08:50 whitby - Middlesborough. However, there was a booked 5Z26 08:53 Grosmont to the National Railway Museum, York
formed of B1 61264 and it's support coach which ran as 1Z26 09:07 Grosmont to Middlesborough calling at all stations.

Yes folks, a steam hauled scheduled passenger service!!

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

Postby markh » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:36 pm

Well this time it aint unuasual. Another tamper unit at Workington RAILWAY station. This time I may know why which could be to tamp the ballast at flimby after the damaged track.

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Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:08 am

Are you good a building signals but struggle with trackwork???

Here is the prototype for the answer to your problem :D

http://www.railaroundbirmingham.co.uk/Stations/central_goods.php

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

Postby D605Eagle » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:05 pm

madmack wrote: Workington RAILWAY station.

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haha! Nice one Mark! :wink:

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

Postby EE8CSVTMKIII » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:45 pm

In all my years of trainspotting I ever come across only one incident that while is not exactly weird, doesn't happen every day. A departing freight train parted right before my eyes (between wagons). :mrgreen:

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Postby markh » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:00 pm

EE8CSVTMKIII wrote:In all my years of trainspotting I ever come across only one incident that while is not exactly weird, doesn't happen every day. A departing freight train parted right before my eyes (between wagons). :mrgreen:


Thats a new yan. Always wondered if itll ever happen. Where. When. did it happen and what type of freight

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

Postby Tiddles » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:20 pm

14:52 on 16th January 2014.

Seen a EWS Class 66 pulling a single silver VGA waggon heading in the Radley direction. Going under the A423 Southern By Pass Road near Kennington Oxfordshire.

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

Postby senorsenales » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:38 am

That would be the returning Bicester MOD - Didcot trip, loads vary very much on that one.

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

Postby markh » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:02 pm

Not sure if youd call it weird. But Ive just seen a class 60 60044 passing through Carlise on a ballast working

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