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45015 - The end?

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by The Saggin' Dragon, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Matt37401

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    Wouldnt Class 40 bogies be more suitable?
     
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    I don't know. Are they much different and are there any available?
     
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    Need to have a bit more of a through trawl for the relevent gen but Im pretty sure the bogies under class 40's are derived from those under 10201/3. They share similar DNA as both are from the EE family, where as Peaks are from the BR/Sulzer side. As I say Im not sure if its a similer bogie design but I'll check. Not sure how many but a few 40 bogies have been converted to Beilhack Snowploughs again I wouldnt know how much work it would take to reconvert them to their original spec.
     
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    Yes this engine is in a very bad condition (wreck) and with no spares for it, it will be very expensive to get it back working as I saw it last July.
     
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    45015 will never ever ever end....although its starting to look like those locos in the Red Sea!
     
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    To raise this thread up from the bowels of NP, it's being suggested elsewhere that the Battlefield Line is now the owner of this demic hulk. Presumably the aim now will be to consign the remains to history?
     
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    I think they've ended up with it by default, in lieu of rent owed by the owner. Not much they can do with it now except scrap it, but as it's still full of asbestos it's not going to be cheap.
     
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    curiously my source at the railway does not concur with the news and its largely being disparaged on facebook
     
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    Fair enough. Thanks for that. The saga continues then...
     
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