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DerekC

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Hmm - perhaps she insisted in being conveyed in her own carriage? Mind, that seems to have been fairly common in the early days. A flat truck at the back of the train and a horse box next to it - job done!

Queen Vic caused quite a lot of disruption through her personal speed limit on trips to Balmoral, right through the latter part of the century. The story is that the driver was allowed to speed up when she was asleep!
 

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@DerekC
Your first phrase is quite close
What happens to the landscape going west from Great Malvern? Apparently Her Ladyship wanted the iron horses hidden in cuttings to avoid spoiling the view, but that was not always enough..
 

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Access to running gear easier than a side tank is right. The centre of gravity is certainly an issue but it might depend what you compare a pannier with. Remember that before PTs GWR used to build saddle tanks for the same sort of duty.

Not sure about corporate image but there is one other practical point to do with shape.
 

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Access to running gear easier than a side tank is right. The centre of gravity is certainly an issue but it might depend what you compare a pannier with. Remember that before PTs GWR used to build saddle tanks for the same sort of duty.

Not sure about corporate image but there is one other practical point to do with shape.
Easier to fabricate. Fewer pieces of metal and fewer joints.
 

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Has to be stronger because the tank is not supported by the footplate

How heavy is water? The 57xx carried 1200 gallons. Is there a problem with it slopping about?

What about well tanks? Did the water have to be pumped up to the boiler?
 
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A international question in three parts

Luebeck train station had a good position right next to the Holstentor, but in 1908 a new station was opened much further out, why?
In 2008 Luebeck was the last German town with over 100 000 inhabitants to get a certain type of train, what type?

In one case though Luebeck pioneered, trains calling there had a certain feature that is now ubiquitous, what feature?
 
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2. Electric trains? (I didn't know there were any diesel ICE sets)
3. Push-pull trains? I know DB is a heavy user of them for local and regional services.
 

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..the biggest brick church in the world, and the longest station name in Germany:
Luebeck-Travemuende-Skandinavienkai
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Nick 2, Derek 1
The first modern double-deckers were introduced by the LBE, Luebeck-Buechener Eisenbahn
 

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