What's up with 66187?

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by eMeS, 15 Nov 2011.

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  1. eMeS

    eMeS Member

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    I saw it today at ~15:26 on the WCML in the Milton Keynes area hauling car transporter wagons on the Up Slow. The overall colour was deep black mud except for a small area just large enough to allow its black number on a yellow background to be seen. There were slight hints of yellow on the front face but not enough, I would argue, to comply with the safety requirements that have Pendolino fronts painted bright yellow. The lights were showing and the windows were clear, but the rest was so dark...
     
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  3. sprinterguy

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    Sounds like it's seen some recent use on Railhead Treatment Trains. The locos used on them always seem to build up a thick layer of dirt and grime, especially at the inner end attached to the RHTT wagons because of all the stuff that it being blasted up off the rails.
     
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    66187 has been on RHTT's recently around the southern WCML section. I have just seen pictures of it hauling the car wagons and have to say, it needs a good clean...
     
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    correct it has been on RHTT duties

     
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    You should see 66001 and 66017! Currently deployed on such duties on the Aylesbury line, can't even read the numbers!
     
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    cancelled
     
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    When I get the chance I wash the numbers off on these locos, they get very dirty very quickly when on the RHTT workings.
     
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    Same as the loco's on the St Blazey circuit, they never get cleaned as nowhere suitable to do it and / or no staff to do it.
     
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    They go past my window on a regular basis, and every time they get worse and worse
     
  11. DanTrainMan185

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    66134 passed through Ely (Cardiff) stinking dirty yesterday!
     
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