Why is 35018 "British India Line" limited to 20 mph through West Byfleet?

Status
Not open for further replies.

D6130

Established Member
Joined
12 Jan 2021
Messages
1,788
Location
West Yorkshire/Tuscany
I wasn't sure whether to post this on this thread or the "Stations and Infrastructure" one, but a friend of mine who lives in West Byfleet - and frequently takes photos and videos there (YouTube channel: DW's Trains) - has asked me why 35018 "British India Line" has a gauging limit of 20 mph through WBY on the Down Slow; whereas sister loco 35028 "Clan Line" does not. The only difference between the two locos that I can see is that 35018 has a high-sided tender, but the limit seems to apply throughout the curve (normally 60 mph) through the platform and there's no obvious overbridge nearby. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

Top