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Diesel Railcar of the Year

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by M59137, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. M59137

    M59137 Well-Known Member

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    Evening all,

    The Railcar Association are inviting enthusiasts, including all members of Nat Pres, to vote on a "Railcar of the Year", a new award (no prize, just a bit of fun) to (some would say in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way!) give merit to those preserved DMU's that have gone the extra mile this year.

    Currently we're asking for suggestions/nominations, the most popular of which will go to a public vote. More details of what the award is about, what you can nominate and the on-line form is available at Birmingham Railcar Workgroup.

    Anyone can nominate and any railcar can be nominated.
    Nominations are open till December 5th.

    It would be really good if we had lots of suggestions (it's free!), as it won't be very democratic if only a few people chip in. It will be an annual fixture if enough people get into the spirit and there's a good response.

    Cheers,
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  2. malc

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    Is the steam railmotor eligible?
     
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    Gets my vote!!
     
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    And mine!!
     
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    If it is, then this thread should be moved to a different forum section. Otherwise some people might not see it.

    Richard
     
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    Sadly not eligible as coal makes it go!
     
  7. Stu in Torbay

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    What of they threw some oil-soaked rags in the firebox instead of coal?...... :)
     
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    The NER railcar would get my vote.
     
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    As it did with the first diesels.
     
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    NER Railcar or LEV 1
     
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    Fred Kerr Part of the furniture

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    But didn't South Africa have a process for converting coal to oil ??
     
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    As indeed did Germany 1944 ish.

    The good doctor Herr Diesel injected coal dust in his first 'compression ignition' engines.
     
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    Of course you know which DMU would get my vote GWR AEC Railcar 22
     
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    Hi,

    Got to be Railbus E79960 due to arrive on long term loan at Ribble Steam Railway Today
     
  15. malc

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    Should the award be renamed "DMU of the Year" then?
     
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    I've renamed the thread to avoid any confusion on this forum, at least.

    Richard
     
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    The DFR's 108.
     
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    Doesn't that disqualify the NER one then? ;)
     
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    How about the Chiltern bubble car?
     
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    Depends...do we consider it petrol-powered as it once was, or diesel-powered as it is going to be?!
     

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