The last slipcoach service

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The last slipcoach service

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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:25 am

Never actually seen one working, only heard about it, very interesting, thanks for sharing.
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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby Stufiley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:19 am

Thank you, great find, never seen slips working before, only see pictures.
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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby End2end » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:06 am

Great stuff.
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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby Bigglesof266 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:38 am

Thanks for sharing that Tim. I really enjoyed it. "British eccentricity". :o :lol:

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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby GWR_fan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:43 am

Keiron,
the service would seem very railway labour intensive considering the possible saving in travel time and the effect on the timetable. Perhaps from an era when total elapsed time of the whole route was more important than actual slipcoach passenger inconvenience. Also, the inconvenience imposed on the "trapped" passengers, unable to leave the carriage enroute.

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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:59 am

Not to mention that your 21st century Safety Regulations would never allow an un-powered vehicle with passengers locked inside to roll along a main route in the same signalling section as the main train, even writing that down seems crazy!!
Were there ever any recorded accidents involving Slip coaches??

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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby D605Eagle » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:56 pm

Plenty of incidents of them stopping short or over running the platforms, but from what I can find out, no accidents. Things like that seems thwart with danger, but if everybody involved is paying attention, then its perfectly safe.
I seem to remember some preserved railway doing demo slip coach runs, but I can't be sure about it.
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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:22 pm

The nearest equivalent today would be hanging a single or two car DMU on the back of another service, and splitting them at one of the stops.When our London service was provided by Thames Valley it hitched a lift on the rear of a train waiting at Oxford, saving a path through the approaches to Paddington. As far as I could work out though they came out from Paddington separately.
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Re: The last slipcoach service

Postby Lysander » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:35 pm

It's a great shame that no-one has yet made a set of resin parts to convert one of the r-t-r GWR coaches to a slip coach. Awash with compromise obviously, but it would result in a nice model nevertheless. I must check to see whether Comer does overlays.

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