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Staged train crash test

Post #1 by martyn williams » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:28 pm

Found this on youtube.Remember this from 1984. What a waste of a good loco. They weighed 138 ton and powered by a Twin bank 12 cylinder Sulzer 12lLDA 28 engine.See greenpeace suggested it was rigged :dizzy: The carriages are designed not to ride over each other because they are fitted with buck eye couplings.The engine /generator in these locos weigh 30 ton.Each carriage weighs 33 ton.
[video]http://youtu.be/lHtRZ_k0s7M[/video]
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Post #2 by Jack » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:59 pm

I remember this video. I love watching DRSs class 37s double heading along with a flask, with a bit of thrash going on!! Martyn, how many 37s do DBS have?


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Post #3 by martyn williams » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:17 am

They had a handfull but sad to say they have put them up for sale :(
When I worked at Canton in BR days,we had 85 x 37's based there and 63 class 47's.I have been asked to have a look at a locally preserved one that has a power fault.Looking forward to that.The class 45 /46,like the one in the video,were a very heavy loco with a 1 co co 1 wheel arrangement.The first wheelset was a load bearing poney truck.For a heavy loco they had a good turn of speed,95mph max.I worked on the class 46 version fitted with Brush equipment.The 45 were Crompton Parkinson electrics but both had SULZER engines,they were used on Cardiff Newcastle trains.
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Re: Staged train crash test

Post #4 by time travel » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:54 am

Hi

All I can say is what a shame and waste.

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Re: Staged train crash test

Post #5 by Ross » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:00 pm

The only people who could conceivably have done that are people who wanted to leave our employment rapidly


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Re: Staged train crash test

Post #6 by Jack » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:28 am

Shame about the DB 37s, They look quite well in Red and Yellow! Better than the old EWS Maroon :lol:


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Re: Staged train crash test

Post #7 by martyn williams » Sat Jun 11, 2011 4:54 pm

DBS are repainting the entire fleet of locos over the next few years.
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Re: Staged train crash test

Post #8 by nick lamb » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:06 pm

one of my lads spotted 2 class 37's on wednesday at Acton Bridge station in Cheshire.they were on that nuculer waste job.


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Re: Staged train crash test

Post #9 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:46 am

Great clip that I have seen before but what a waste to prove nothing :dizzy:

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