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Old 04-03-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl...owestoft-route

We see a lot of this type of spectacle from around the world, but not often in the UK.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:55 PM   #2
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl...owestoft-route

We see a lot of this type of spectacle from around the world, but not often in the UK.
Nice to see the old class 37's again proving they can go where no electric train can go.

What will they do once they have scrapped them all and gone non diesel as planned
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:07 PM   #3
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Are those the snowploughs they stored at Cardiff Canton? They look like the ones. They are made from old steam locomotive tenders. The 37's look like they came from there but I maybe wrong.
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One of the snow ploughs came from March (Cambs) depot and part of the delay in reopening the line was getting it to Norwich.

Norwich depot used to have a couple of snow ploughs based on ex-LNER tenders but these have been gone for some time, I believe scrapped.
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BR had a number of snowploughs built 'on the cheap'. Some were based on the LNER GS tenders, while others were 'converted' from class 40 bogies.
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Late last night my friend, "Crusty", re-enacted the two collisions he had
endured in the space of a few weeks, with tractor trailer rigs. In both
instances, Crusty was astutely observing the track rules and the truck
drivers appeared to be playing a game of "chicken." In the first instance,
the trailer was demolished and the truck flipped in a circle, in the second
the cab was obliterated. Miraculously, only minor injurys. The model truck
exhibited is NOT the company involved. Crusty is well, but tends to jump
at loud noises.

https://youtu.be/hllgbNgcL_o
Ha ha, It had to be a SWIFT driver... best in the business
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Terrific video. I've read about a train stranded in North Scotland, back in age of
steam. The coal ran out and the boiler froze solid before the rescue party reached it.
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