Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

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Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

Postby b308 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 pm

Thanks fs123.

Going back to the original topic one thing that puzzled me about the assisting diesel was what happens when the steamer brakes. After talking to one of our drivers it seems that the diesel loco has a brake pipe governer which shuts off the traction when the brake is applied at the front. Obviously the diesels aws and tpws are also isolated.

Just in case anyone else was wondering!

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Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:28 pm

I'd forgotten about the generator coach, in fact we had one on Pathfinder's all diesel Highlander to keep the kitchen independent of the loco. I remember the 47s, they took over from the ETHELs on some of the tours that came into Stratford-on-Avon. My counterpart in the AV Suite used to get really worked up about them, as they would arrive around mid day and stay to early evening with the engines on continuous tick-over, about twenty yards from his studio.
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Re: Diesel on the rear are they here to stay?

Postby alex3410 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:53 am

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