The Invasion

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Julian G

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Well here's how the day starts.....
i take the 09:19 Silverlink Metro for Willesden Junction from West Brompton and it arrives on time...
then i'm at Clapham Junction, i go to platform 15 for the 09:29 Southern service to London Bridge which is a......Electrostar ( it's used to be a VEP)
well, i come back to Clapham Junction at 12:15 and see some trains while waiting for the 12:38 for London Waterloo......
there were plenty of trains that day, with only one Slammer at Clapham Yard...
there was a Tamperer, {which i believe that what it's called?! :? }
i boarded the 170 up to Waterloo and we over-took, a 450!! :)
and....i'm at Waterloo,to begin the Invasion <D <D
well, i took two photos of the 170

then i returned back to Clapham Junction by taking the 13:20 to Reading ,
then i took the 13:35 back home..
Here are my favourite shots of the day :)



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Just so you know...it's tamper...more specifically track tamper...machine that flattens ballast i believe.

Some not bad photos there.

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Never seen that streamlined 444 before, 1288gaje! You can do photoshopping on photos without photoshopping!
 

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A Tamper doesn't flaten the ballest, that is done by a ballest sweeper, which follows a Taper, in either Ballest Sweeper form, or an attachment to a road railer.

A Tamper is used to get the track to perfect running conditions, its packs the ballest under the sleepers to get the right height, Camber, etc.
 

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Some good Photos - Your getting better! Get rid of the rubbish photos (e.g. The Streamlined 170s etc).
 

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lol thanks 1288gaje, me, jim and his dad went to london today whilst I was doing heads out on a 442 and sae the 444 and 450, didnt get the numbers, I do now! :).
Did you see the GBRf 66710 there as well, we saw it there, and was still there on the way back
 

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heart-of-wessex said:
lol thanks 1288gaje, me, jim and his dad went to london today whilst I was doing heads out on a 442 and sae the 444 and 450, didnt get the numbers, I do now! :).
Did you see the GBRf 66710 there as well, we saw it there, and was still there on the way back
yes i did see GBRF 66 710
what time were you at Clapham Junction?
 

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The first photo is the best.

Can you set the focus distance to further out? This is mostly a problem with the 3rd (streamlined Desiro) photo, it's focussing on the repeater signal!

How is the focus set on that camera? I think you're either mis-understanding the instructions, or there is some problem with it.

AlexS said:
Heads out on a 442? You mean you can actually fit your head through one of them tiny ass emergency windows on the doors?
Not an entire head, no[1]. By that he probably means 'nose out'. ;)

[1] Unless your head is tiny
 

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yorkie said:
The first photo is the best.

Can you set the focus distance to further out? This is mostly a problem with the 3rd (streamlined Desiro) photo, it's focussing on the repeater signal!

How is the focus set on that camera? I think you're either mis-understanding the instructions, or there is some problem with it.

AlexS said:
Heads out on a 442? You mean you can actually fit your head through one of them tiny ass emergency windows on the doors?
Not an entire head, no[1]. By that he probably means 'nose out'. ;)

[1] Unless your head is tiny
i think heart of wessex meant the motor coach aka buffet coach!! :roll:

i was taking the photo of the repeater signal and then the train passed <D :P :P
 

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AlexS said:
Heads out on a 442? You mean you can actually fit your head through one of them tiny ass emergency windows on the doors?
Not an entire head, no[1]. By that he probably means 'nose out'. ;)

[1] Unless your head is tiny[/quote]
i think heart of wessex meant the motor coach aka buffet coach!! :roll:
[/quote]

No, Trailer coach & H-O-W had his WHOLE head out
 
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You can, I've seen someone do it to be honest. Quite a remarkable sight (almost breaks the windows)!
 
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