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RAIB Investigation: South Devon Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by 35B, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. 5944

    5944 Part of the furniture

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    Still available on their railtour stock! The missus wasn't impressed last year...
     
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    I remember toilets like this on a school trip by intercity XPT from Brisbane to Canberra in the late 80's. When you opened the toilet lid, a wall of train noise would spring forth and a clear view of sleepers and ballast flashing by could be had. It was a source of great amusement for us kids! I also remember that there was a notice in the cubicle requesting passengers not to use the lavatory whilst the train was in a station! The suburban trains that I used quite regularly didn't have toilets....
     
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    You should have a ride in the SVR's Great Western set...
     
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    I have vague memories of being able to see the sleepers running below in a GWR pattern lavatory during a school railway club trip to Bristol.

    PH
     
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    I have a similar vague recolection of SR stock having no more than a trap door on to the track
     
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    "Um, well, what we are talking about in privy terms is the latest in front wall fresh air orifices combined with a wide capacity gutter installation below." - Blackadder

    Patrick
     
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    I spent last week in the Czech republic and most of the regional expresses were composed of spotlessly clean compartment stock. The toilets were all 'flap type' complete with pedal flush - quite nostalgic really!
    Ray.
     
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    The lavatories in the 2BIL are certainly of that design.
     
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    On the sleeper train from Ndola to Lusaka and Livingstone, in Zambia in about 2001, I vividly recall poising myself delicately between the missing bits of floor, with a huge void beneath the seat itself, and a goat looking at me through a hole in the door. The window was wide open, and the train proceeded slowly past villages in the early morning, while a group of children outside tried to keep up, pointing at me and shouting "Muzungu!!!"...
    The carriages were Metro Cammell, I seem to remember.
     

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