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Jul 17, 2019 15:44 |  #5236

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18895338 (external link)
D'oh! I saw the name "Brian Clough" in happyduck's signature and didn't realize it was a quote! I thought that was happyduck's real name! I'm embarrassed! :oops:

Anyway, the question still stands, if anyone from Blighty can answer!

In the UK we have several main lines electrified and some urban areas but in the main we still rely on diesel trains for both passenger and freight. The recent attempts at further electrification have been scaled back in favour of bi-trains (electric with diesel packs for off electrified line running) but it is becoming rather a shambles over here.

Shame considering how progressive we were.

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Jul 17, 2019 18:00 |  #5237

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Jul 17, 2019 20:13 |  #5238

It was pushing 90, so there is some heat distortion here, but wow, 8 engines, 5 different paint jobs, two different railroads plus a leased unit.

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Jul 18, 2019 00:09 as a reply to  @ Itsed65's post |  #5239

Nice catch with all the different locomotives!




  
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Jul 18, 2019 08:56 |  #5240

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Jul 19, 2019 08:58 |  #5241

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Jul 20, 2019 08:34 |  #5242

60103 Flying Scotsman crossing Whalley viaduct hauling the Northern Belle....


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60103 Flying Scotsman crossing Whalley viaduct hauling theNorthern Belle Preston [PRE] to Carnforth D&U.G.L. [XCS]


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Jul 20, 2019 15:35 |  #5243

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60103 Flying Scotsman crossing Whalley viaduct hauling the Northern Belle....

60103 Flying Scotsman crossing Whalley viaduct hauling theNorthern Belle Preston [PRE] to Carnforth D&U.G.L. [XCS]

Beautiful. The Scotsman featured here on TV recently.

Curious what the two large piers are on left of photo?
Odd construction unless they house something.

I see 2 piers collapsed during construction.



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Jul 21, 2019 01:19 |  #5244

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Beautiful. The Scotsman featured here on TV recently.

Curious what the two large piers are on left of photo?
Odd construction unless they house something.

I see 2 piers collapsed during construction.

Im not sure Richard maybe somebody will tell you later thank you for you comment :-)


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Jul 21, 2019 04:44 |  #5245

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Curious what the two large piers are on left of photo?
Odd construction unless they house something.

I think it is to make the viaduct looks as if it is part of the abbey which is just a few yards away.


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Jul 21, 2019 04:57 |  #5246

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I think it is to make the viaduct looks as if it is part of the abbey which is just a few yards away.

Thanks
I noticed the rather ecclesiastical appearance to the arches and design. Makes senses



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Jul 22, 2019 15:50 |  #5247

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Jul 22, 2019 17:14 |  #5248

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It was pushing 90, so there is some heat distortion here, but wow, 8 engines, 5 different paint jobs, two different railroads plus a leased unit.
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Jul 22, 2019 19:11 |  #5249

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8 locomotives? Most I've ever seen is 4. How long was the train?

Train was average length for these parts, usually less than 5000 feet, as that the length of most of the sidings are out here. What happens though is the incoming trains (west bound) tend to be larger than the outgoing (east bound) (not to mention the daily UPS inbound is a high priority "Z" train, so there are usually five engines on that one regardless of length), so both Richmond Yard and the Port of Oakland end up with more engines than they need, and they send them back on eastbound trains. Here is the same train heading toward the first tunnel on the subdivision in Franklin Canyon (Martinez California)

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Jul 23, 2019 14:30 |  #5250

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