Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

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

Postby Splop. » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:10 am

madmack wrote:

nerd time :lol: the avro manchester was basicly a 2 engine version of the lancaster

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True to an extent. Whereas the Lancasters had Merlin engines, the smaller Manchesters had Vulture engines, which were terrible.

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

Postby Forfarian » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:21 am

I know it's off topic, but there is a Lancaster in the Brooklands air museum with only the airframe, no covering, it never saw action as it crashed into a Scottish Loch on a training mission. How those guy flew those things in the cramped positions I'll never know.
There is also one of Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs on display, worth a visit if your in the area.
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Postby Bushey Troughs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:47 am

Forfarian wrote:I know it's off topic, but there is a Lancaster in the Brooklands air museum with only the airframe, no covering, it never saw action as it crashed into a Scottish Loch on a training mission. How those guy flew those things in the cramped positions I'll never know.
There is also one of Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs on display, worth a visit if your in the area.

It's a Wellington, not a Lancaster.
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Re: Weird Stuff On The railways. What Have You Seen?

Postby Foo » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:53 am

Back on topic here... Not actually on the railway but at Penzance station

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I laughed when I saw it as whenever I say "upcountry" to people in regards leaving Cornwall they take the pi....

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Postby Tiddles » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:21 pm

Not on the railway but on rails.

Saw today (11/06/13) at 10am
Thomas the Tank on a low loader going Reading away along the M4 between J5 and J6.
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Postby Tiddles » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:11 pm

Chiltern Railways are using Blue/Grey MK3's :shock:

Location; Banbury
Date; 12/6/13
Time; 07:10

A rather multi coloured train seen today at Banbury.
On the head end a EWS 67 pulling 5 or 6 Blue/Grey MK3's with "Chiltern Railways in small white latters on one end by the door. On the tail end a silver Class 91 DVT

I am amazed there is still Blue/Grey stock on the main line as it must be over 20 years since it disappeared. Would make an interesting model.
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Postby Forfarian » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:23 pm

BT - I stand corrected
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Postby markh » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:41 pm

Saw some intresting stuff thursday at carlisle. first i sathis twice now two drs66s on tge tesco train both locos running. then two 37s on a containor train and on the same train a ARGOS containor

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Postby Tiddles » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:28 pm

14:30 Friday 28th June at Aylesbury.

Parked up in the sidings near Aylesbury station was a Class 121 DMU in full BR Green livery and Class 121 DMU in all over blue (similar to Mainline Blue) with Chilton Railways branding.

Sadly with my smart phone having melted a few months back I can not grab a quick snap :(
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Postby TheObserver » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:58 pm

madmack wrote:Saw some intresting stuff thursday at carlisle. first i sathis twice now two drs66s on tge tesco train both locos running. then two 37s on a containor train and on the same train a ARGOS containor

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Hi Mark,

I'm intrigued!

    SNIP, SNIP .. .. two drs66s on the tesco train .. ..SNIP, SNIP

Are you saying you saw a train of ISO containers in TESCO house colours?

I was aware that at one stage TESCO were using Stobart to move container traffic by rail but I now wonder if they (TESCO) are using containers in their own house colours.

If so did you take any photographs?
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Postby William Medland » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:35 pm

I thought you might like this one, this was taken at work a few months ago.
I believe that there are only two of these shunters remaining, they are used
for shunting coaches on and off turntables.

photo taken at Düsseldorf shunting yards about April this year.


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Postby markh » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:26 am

William Medland wrote:I thought you might like this one, this was taken at work a few months ago.
I believe that there are only two of these shunters remaining, they are used
for shunting coaches on and off turntables.

photo taken at Düsseldorf shunting yards about April this year.


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The Peel P50 of the railways :D. :D :D

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Postby William Medland » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:04 am

The Peel P50 of the railways


I didnt know what that was until I googled "Peel P50", but yes you are right :lol:

Here is aphoto of the controls.........very basic.

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Postby trainlover23 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:34 pm

William Medland wrote:I thought you might like this one, this was taken at work a few months ago.
I believe that there are only two of these shunters remaining, they are used
for shunting coaches on and off turntables.

photo taken at Düsseldorf shunting yards about April this year.


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There are several in Nurenberg and also at other large sheds

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Postby Bufferstop » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:22 pm

TheObserver wrote:I was aware that at one stage TESCO were using Stobart to move container traffic by rail but I now wonder if they (TESCO) are using containers in their own house colours

They've been around for some time, red and blue on white, a large percentage of them however say "LESSCO" rather than TESCO, presumably to draw attention to their use of rail, being less polluting than road.
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