Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

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

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:35 pm

madmack wrote: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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Mark - are you sure it wasn't 60024, reported on another site as hauling the 6Z51 Tyne Yard to Carlisle Engineers train.

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

Postby markh » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:37 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:
madmack wrote: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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Mark - are you sure it wasn't 60024, reported on another site as hauling the 6Z51 Tyne Yard to Carlisle Engineers train.

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Think it was 60024 Jim. I realy need my eyes tested
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:41 pm

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

Mark


Mark - are you sure it wasn't 60024, reported on another site as hauling the 6Z51 Tyne Yard to Carlisle Engineers train.

Jim



Think it was 60024 Jim. I realy need my eyes tested


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

Postby markh » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:27 am

Not wierd but certaibly perculiar. Two DRS 37s with two DRS MkII brake coaches & 3 megafret contaionor trucks working along the cumbrian coast from Barrow docks - Kingmoor depot

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37 601, DRS coach. 3 megafret trucks (empty) DRS coach. 37 605

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

Postby Adi.p » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:55 pm

Not particularly weird but still an interesting sequence
Class 67 light engine
Class 67 pulling the special class 91 with east coast employees on each carriage
Two BR blue class 20s pulling two fuel tankers with two GBRF class 20s on the back
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Postby hairyhandedfool » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:01 pm

I rather suspect the fuel tankers will actually be barrier wagons. GBRf has been using two pairs of 20s and two tanker shaped barrier wagons for moving new London Underground stock over the national network to London.
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Postby Adi.p » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:30 pm

hairyhandedfool wrote:I rather suspect the fuel tankers will actually be barrier wagons. GBRf has been using two pairs of 20s and two tanker shaped barrier wagons for moving new London Underground stock over the national network to London.

You are most definitely right, it was very surprising to see two BR blue class 20s with a prototypical load, something you don't get with preserved lines (the GBRF 20s were behind a tree) I got a nice picture of it too.
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:22 pm

Hi HHF when does a tanker get demoted to a "tanker shaped" barrier wagon? Does it have a big hole in the bottom so it can no longer be a tanker :D
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby hairyhandedfool » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:42 am

Bufferstop wrote:Hi HHF when does a tanker get demoted to a "tanker shaped" barrier wagon? Does it have a big hole in the bottom so it can no longer be a tanker :D


:D When it is no longer needed as a tanker. I have no idea about the hole, but it would have new couplers at one end, to suit the stock needing to be hauled (LUL rolling stock in this case).
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:49 am

hairyhandedfool wrote:
Bufferstop wrote:Hi HHF when does a tanker get demoted to a "tanker shaped" barrier wagon? Does it have a big hole in the bottom so it can no longer be a tanker :D


:D When it is no longer needed as a tanker. I have no idea about the hole, but it would have new couplers at one end, to suit the stock needing to be hauled (LUL rolling stock in this case).


Also it will no longer have to be maintained as a tanker and will have had its accreditation withdrawn, fuel tanks usually need certification for insurance purposes which involve regular inspection and testing.

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

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:58 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Also it will no longer have to be maintained as a tanker and will have had its accreditation withdrawn, fuel tanks usually need certification for insurance purposes which involve regular inspection and testing.
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Nice one Jim if it hasn't got the right paperwork it can't join in :D Definitely an Ex-Tanker
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby tornado64 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:24 am

back in the 1970s my father was a BR guard from 68-90 at man vic and the weirdest thing I saw was a regular transportation of bulls semen as cargo in the guards van !!

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Postby Adi.p » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:30 am

What was it used for?
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Postby flying scotsman123 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:39 am

Adi.p wrote:What was it used for?


Exactly what it was designed for I believe!
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby tornado64 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:02 am

I guess for breeding dairy heards , but it used to be a regular delivery so to speak , my guess is that a farmer in the Manchester surrounds probably owned a champion bull and sold the stuff , nice little earner was packed in dry ice !!
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