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Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Victor, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. 35B

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    On preserved lines, completely understood. But for main line running at speed? For all the tractive effort, one engine is less horsepower than a single class 37, and those timings look like a lot to ask of a single 37 unless there's assistance provided.
     
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    For the second time this week, East Coast top link power between Crewe and Chester. And it rained again.
    At least the minder matched, I much prefer two tone green to overall blue! 22D_1239 D9000 Hargrave 220922.jpg

    Just a thought but how does a newly overhauled heritage diesel not require a loaded test run
     
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    If it has run today, on only 1, i will let you all draw conclusions as to what to expect on Saturday, that would be disappointing for those travelling.
     
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    I've just looked up RTT and 1Z55 on Saturday is timed at 95 MPH so that must mean both engines.
     
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    Maybe a loaded test tomorrow?
     
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    That'll be the maximum speed of the 47 tagging along for the ride on the rear.
     
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    You want smoke/clag ? on one engine, :)
    All 2 strokes smoke a bit.
     
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    Loaded test run ?.
    A pristine (too pristine ?) D9000 & minder at Eyton Crossing this morning.


    22D_1246 D9000 Eyton Crossing 230922.jpg
     
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    Can't comment on how many engines were operating today (Friday) but on yesterdays run (Thursday it was running on only one engine.
     
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    There's a real slice of the mid-1960s, right there. Absolutely fantastic.
     
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    Test run at Cosford , running very early 390A1636.jpg
     
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    BR green D9000 'Royal Scots Grey' departed Crewe 3 minutes late for Newcastle.

    A quick count gave the load as one mk.2 and seven mk.1s + green 47.805 pushing.

    D9000 appears to be on one engine only. <BJ>
     
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    An autumn morning in the Staffordshire countryside at Hatton Mill, D9000 complete with Thistle.
    Maybe the loco is being nursed a little on it's first outing but it was much closer than I'd expected before it was audible.

    22D_1256 D9000 Hatton Mill 240922.jpg
     
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    Is it just me or does the lower body side shade of green seem a little on the light side? (55002 seems the same)
     
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    Comparing it to this shot of D9009 at Ribblehead in 2015 it does indeed look a lighter shade. Which is correct I wouldn't like to say since the shots were taken in different lighting conditions (and at different iso setting ), this morning being early sunshine still emphasising the red end of the spectrum against hazy conditions around midday when the light will be closer to white.

    DSC_4416__D800 D9009 Ribblehead 031015.JPG

    and 55002 in 1981 as repainted for the NRM.

    32ct81b2012 55002 Carlisle 211181.JPG
     
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    D9000 being assisted heavily on Shap by the 47 on the rear but a great sight all the same.
     
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    D9000 at Salterwath.
     
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    D9000-01.JPG One for Victor - hope it eases the knee pain a little; passing Bay Horse heading north.
     
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