One for the railway heads

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby yoker brian » Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:53 pm

The tanks hold the waste from the toilets - The tanks are taken to Shields depot for disposal of the effluent
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby HelenD » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:54 pm

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby HelenD » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:22 pm

I've managed to extract some sounds:

http://www.ib42.co.uk/helend/audio/deltic-pass.mp3
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Alycidon » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:26 am

I heard that the loco left a lot of smoke in Argyle Street Station!
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby old jock » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:02 pm

Nice pic Helen

Alycidon, I expect you of all people being a railway enthusiast of some experience and having the nomiker you do must be aware of the Deltics propensity to create vast smoke screens.

Especially if after sitting a while. Being a 2 stroke a certain amount of oil will be ejected and as I understand this pools in the exhaust where it burns off under load with a hot exhaust.

I believe quite a few of them have caught fire in the past

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Alycidon » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:30 pm

old jock wrote:Nice pic Helen

Alycidon, I expect you of all people being a railway enthusiast of some experience and having the nomiker you do must be aware of the Deltics propensity to create vast smoke screens.

Especially if after sitting a while. Being a 2 stroke a certain amount of oil will be ejected and as I understand this pools in the exhaust where it burns off under load with a hot exhaust.

I believe quite a few of them have caught fire in the past

John


That said, drivers of diesel locomotives using the Central Low Level have instructions to coast as much as possible through the stations, as a drive of a charter "playing to the gallery" opened up a Deltic through Argyle St and casued an evacuation as the alarms were all set off!!
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby old jock » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:56 pm

Understood Alycidon

If anybody is curious about inside the cab and what it's like to sit in the driver's seat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cptQEYepy44&feature=share&list=UUD7EaaJL7q8HQkhKd-aAYtg

Taken on a Deltic experience day.

Bloody expensive but lots of fun & glad I did it

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:53 pm

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:26 pm

Ah, the unnatural blue air that I remember from my youth :)

Two stroke though? So effectively they're titanic petrol lawnmowers? Excellent!
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby old jock » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:17 am

LP

Yup 2 Stroke Diesel and not your average engine either. No cylinder heads port timing and compression is controlled by opposing pistons, so the engine has 3 crankshafts.

Link if you are interested on a pretty unique engine manufactured by Napier. The original concept was developed by Junkers and used in aircraft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

Loco has 2x 18 cylinder engines each powering a generator, of a little over a MW each, these in turn provide the elek-trickery to the traction motors in the bogies.

I'll get ma anorak

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby banjo » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:43 am

TELT. ::):
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Godsgift » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:43 pm

old jock wrote:LP

Yup 2 Stroke Diesel and not your average engine either. No cylinder heads port timing and compression is controlled by opposing pistons, so the engine has 3 crankshafts.

Link if you are interested on a pretty unique engine manufactured by Napier. The original concept was developed by Junkers and used in aircraft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

Loco has 2x 18 cylinder engines each powering a generator, of a little over a MW each, these in turn provide the elek-trickery to the traction motors in the bogies.

I'll get ma anorak





In fairness, the guy who designed an engine of this complexity must have been King Anorak himself. Anyone with a talent like this should have been out impressing women rather than playing with a trainset. :)

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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby aland » Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:10 pm

mind a few years ago I was on a class 40 hauled railtour and for some reason we got held at argyle street for 30 minutes with the loco idling away. to say there was a smokescreen was an understatement. then of course when we pulled away with load 9 the clag was spectacular cue alarms going off at argyle st, central ll and anderston. and on the way home the driver played to the gallery and made some noise and clag to wind up the saturday night normals, we thought it was funny but it was a aletour that drank morrisons in fort bill dry and empties it of munchies
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby tobester » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:30 pm

Not sure how many on here would be interested in this railcard, launched nationwide yesterday

http://www.twotogether-railcard.co.uk/

Its for 2 people who travel regularly together, gives you a third off rail travel.

The photocard contains both your pics and is only valid when both named people are travelling, valid on all standard, off peak and advance fares....however its not valid during peak hours (before 0900 mon-fri in strathclyde, 0915 network services)

Cost is £30 per year, it was originally being trialed in the West Midlands and seemingly was successful
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Re: One for the railway heads

Postby Mark N » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:01 pm

Flickr-ing me: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogdriller/
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