Thought it would be something like that. Bet the passengers in that coach would have been pleased.
I can now answer my own question, apparently coach 10513 set off a hot axle box at Tebay on Wednesday morning on the northbound lowland, and was detached.
Or put a wheelskate on the offending wheelset. This is what happens generally (in my experience)
Aye, your right but the plans for dealing with it were as I posted above Of course they are probably subject to change etc but at the moment that is the jist of it
Is it now stuck there until the next engineering possession or until someone can be persuaded to take a locomotive out at 2am and drag it at 5mph to the next place of refuge?
I'm guessing there are real problems with trying to route a walking-pace service without seriously messing up profit-making trains
Sorry to drag this off topic, but was the recent announcement of government funding for the sleeper to cover the cost of heavy refurbishment of the Mk.3s, or the commissioning of entirely new stock?
Not quite true - the Scottish £50m is still on the table, the use of the money for water infrastructure is effectively a loan of the money to avoid it sitting around for a few years doing nothing; it is still available for the Sleeper at the appropriate future time.
Is it not something like 15mph when dragged and 5mph over points?
Section D4 of this RGS standard stipulates the speed restrictions according to wheel layout and axle load.
For a mk3 I make it 30mph maximum speed, but 3mph walking speed in sidings, so it would still be a time consuming affair to move it back up the road. The speed over points is dictated by the operating instruction of the wheelskate design.
Many thanks for that. I was basing my estimations on the time when 60040 got dumped at Northallerton and had to be dragged back to Toton on a wheelskate...
Cally Sleeper Coach 10513 is now in a siding at Penrith Station - saw it on Monday this week, still there today.
Has it been out of service since the original post when it was at Tebay in March or has it gone back into service and then developed a fault again? Anyone know?
Picture on Flickr (not my pic) showing the wheel skate - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricardo4eyes/6907395288/ Coach E as well, which I think is STD (Glasgow portion), so at least it was only plebs who had to be shifted (Or semi-plebs, if the seated passengers are full plebs...)
Also from that pic, something I've never noticed before on a Mk3 - there's two red lights flanking the corridor connection. Can these be used in lieu of a flashing tail-lamp on the trailing vehicle?
Interesting, thanks. Since this thread seems to have drifted slightly into regulations territory anyway, does anyone with knowledge of these things know if there's a reason why the built-in tail lights aren't used more commonly?Yes indeed, see attached photo as the Sleeper passes Corrour.
Alas, as I said in my post, 'tis not mine. Credit goes to Richie B. on Flickr (whoever he may be!).(Interesting shot by the way (yours that is))