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HSTfan!!!

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only loco in the area to assist failed vwc set? lol no joke though it has happened hasn't it, its not many years ago I recall Union of South Africa A3 assisting a failed unit.
 

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HSTfan!!! said:
only loco in the area to assist failed vwc set? lol no joke though it has happened hasn't it, its not many years ago I recall Union of South Africa A3 assisting a failed unit.

but why a steam loco? why not a thunderbird or other diesel loco?
it must be a joke....
 
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When the LTSR was first electrified in 1960 there were occasional incidences of steam loco's dragging a full 12 car electric set from Fenchurch to Shoeburyness.. This was because of a defect on the EMU and they were short of steam stock. However this could only be done in daylight hours as the EMU had no lights operative.
 

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I suspect the picture has been 'photoshopped', as I can't ever remember such a working - if anyone knows different, I'd be interested to hear the details.
 

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It is almost certainly photo-shopped. There was another one done showing a steam engine pulling a freight
 

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That is obviously a fake - there seems to be diesel exhaust in the back ground coming from nothing and the smoke off the steam loco has been cut short.
 

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I thought that too! Wandered what was on the end, which presume if a duff, so there would be no need for the steam engine!
 

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dvn1357 said:
I thought that too! Wandered what was on the end, which presume if a duff, so there would be no need for the steam engine!

How dare you call a 47 'duff' it's a Brush Type 4 or Spoooon :p
 

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Its a fake, but its a pretty good one!

DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF, DUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<D :lol:
 
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