Snow ploughs

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  1. telstarbox

    telstarbox Established Member

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    Just seen four Network Rail snow ploughs parked up at Doncaster. Were these procured recently following the disruption in recent winters?
     
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    Aren't those the ones that were built on the frames of old steam locomotive tenders? Or did they replace those snowploughs? Or have been misinformed entirely?
     
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    Correct!

    My post in this thread should help. If anyone can do a fancy single source quote that would be great! Some of the location data may have changed mind

    http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=77966
     
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    Like this you mean? ;)

    Very interesting, thanks :)
     
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    yes - how do you do that? is it magic?

    There is also the Winter Development Train which was referred to further down that post.
     
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    Secret moderator tricks. I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you ;)

    But seriously in the top right of any post click this highlighted bit:

    singlepost view.jpg

    That should open a new window or tab with just that post and then just copy/past the URL like you would with any normal link and anyone who follows that link will be sent to a single post.
     
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    Regarding the Beilhack plough, its interesting to note that it should not be hump shunted. The sad irony being that its not possible to hump shunt anything anymore :(
     
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    cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! always wondered
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    it is odd that label. It appears on many items of equipment - i suppose it is easier than changing the label to read not to be loose shunted rather than hump or loose shunted!
     
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    Thank goodness for that!
     
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    Happy to help :)
     
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    As you say I've also noted it on bogie tank wagons. Apologies for going way off topic here but how much loose shunting takes places nowadays? I guess there must be some but surely there can't be many examples of it.
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    Well quite :)
     
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    I dont think loose shunting would be allowed at all these days
     
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    Though, from the single post, if you click the link back to the thread in the top right, it takes you back with a link to the post within the thread itself.
    In this case:
    http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?p=1335611#post1335611
     
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    Beilhacks are ex-class 40/46 bogies
     
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    Scary isn't it? Germany, the home of efficiency and safety and that's how they hook on!!
     
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