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 Post subject: Western Champion greets Tornado.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:27 pm 

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Heritage Diesel, "Western Champion" meets 60163 A1 class Tornado on the main line in Somerset

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A53pVGoT94


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 Post subject: Re: Western Champion greets Tornado.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:49 pm 

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Dumb question, how do they handle the 3rd rail with these excursions, do they turn it off, or does the crew not get off on that side?

Kind of hard to do a inspection / lube with a 3rd rail in the way.

-Hudson


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 Post subject: Re: Western Champion greets Tornado.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:23 pm 

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HudsonL wrote:
Dumb question, how do they handle the 3rd rail with these excursions, do they turn it off, or does the crew not get off on that side?

Kind of hard to do a inspection / lube with a 3rd rail in the way.

-Hudson


They don't turn off the third rail, its not easy to isolate small sections. Crews just have to be aware of it, and take care, just like they do with OLE when clambering over the tender to move coal. Third rail has been in use in parts of the Uk for a long time, even in the 40s & 50's when steam, was still prevalent. Crews and track workers are well used to working with it.


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