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  1. Shaggy replied to the thread Steam Dreams 2021.

    You are spot on. The issue was with the safety valve opening under a footbridge. There was no mention of OHLE.

    Dec 7, 2021 at 5:06 AM
  2. Fred Kerr replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    That could be because the Continental operators were more careful about the speeds at which their trains operated ! Although of limited experience within DB operations of the 1970s I recall that the Class 042 2-8-2 was restricted to 90 km/h...

    Dec 7, 2021 at 12:46 AM
  3. 30854 replied to the thread Does steam and diesel have a future?.

    Technically, yes but none too efficiently. From an economic standpoint, possibly not too attractive. Biogas from decomposition is a different kettle of fish of course and there have such applications for some time (200+ years, if you include...

    Dec 7, 2021 at 12:44 AM
  4. Chrisw77 replied to the thread Isle Of Man Steam Railway.

    Any news on Maitlands return yet Ray?

    Dec 7, 2021 at 12:35 AM
  5. bluetrain replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    The 2-6-2 was certainly a preferred choice for passenger and mixed-traffic work across much of Central and Eastern Europe, with the Russian S & Su classes totaling more than 3000 engines. It was easier to design a satisfactory firebox into a...

    Dec 7, 2021 at 12:27 AM
  6. hyboy liked neildimmer's post in the thread Kirtley locomotives of the Midland Railway.

    I have added 10 new photos of Kirtleys 690 + 780 Class 0-4-4T The Midland Railway 690 Class was a class of six 0-4-4T built by Beyer, Peacock and Company in 1869 for use in the London area. They were double-framed Kirtley engines with a back...

    Dec 6, 2021 at 11:36 PM