But knowing FGW, they'd run out of fuel on the way.
Last time I ran out of fuel, control said there was a calculation error, which was of immense relief to all those passengers who all missed their flights.
Long Rock tanks currently run down on a WedI think it goes to Long Rock on a trip working or something, or maybe it goes to St Blazey...I can't remember if the tanks go west of Plymouth at all but it goes to Laira either case.
Self discharge heating oil trainWestbury has a trial freight train from Immingham - Westbury where it's transfered to a truck for local deliveries, .
Why would we? It's road tanker drivers that might be going on strike not the employees of FOCs supplying fuel oil to railway depots (and also different unions Unite for the road tanker drivers ASLEF/RMT for the FOC drivers).Will we need the Army to drive the trains as well then, I hope a feasibility study has been undertaken.
OOC's fuel is delivered by road too, despite having two tight bends at it's entrance. I don't envy those tanker drivers.Im not sure about OOC, but Reading certainly get's its fuel delivered by road - despite being in the middle of a Railway Triangle...But - Its nothing new as DB Has carried out deliveries by rail to Reading before, usually during engineering works such as last Christmases Cow Lane Bridge replacement.
By the way - Interesting Mk3 based DMU in the ITV Video... I didnt realise the 442s seem to use diesel fuel too! :roll:
NH = Newton Heath not Neville Hill - which incidentally did away with their fuel trains once BR was privitised I believe and has 12 huge storage fuel tanks containing 360,000 litres of fuel oil - if filling those is not enough to justify a train I don't know what will.Neville hill gets some by rail doesnt it i believe? i see the tanker trains comes through leeds sometimes.
Many, many railway goods are carried by road. Many TOC's Maintenance depot has all their supplies, DMU/EMU componants & Fuel delivered by Road.How does the railway get away with going round trying to convince other companies to transport their supplies by rail when they were using road transport for bulk transport of fuel themselves?
I think you will find pick-up freights were done away with by BR a long time before privatisation.Fuel by Road, another of the hazards of privatization of the railways, back in B.R. days it was all one company, so no problems then. For example in B.R. days Cleethorpes had a fueling point just beyond the station, so a tank of fuel was delivered in the morning and off loaded over half of it into the store age tank then the loco would return and push it into a siding in the yard out of the way. Sets would be refueled overnight ready for the morning, later in the morning the loco would return and position the tank back to finish unloading its contents then take the tank away. All one company so cost were lower and train ran as a pick up service through to Cleethorpes picking up and dropping off freight.