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Class 325 loco hauled

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by thegrimeater, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. thegrimeater

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    I don't know too much about units but was wondering why the 325's are often loco hauled when they seem perfectly capable of running without and 86 hauling them?
     
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    Although the 325s are self-powered they are liable to mechanical failure - as are all machines - and the standby traction of 86101 / 87002 are positioned at strategic points to provide Thundrerbird options.

    In addition the locos are sometimes used for both driver training / refamiliarisation and therefore are used on normal postal services but tow the emu trainsets as part of the refresher course.
     

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