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Loco Ash disposal

Discussion in 'Locomotive M.I.C.' started by olly5764, May 7, 2014.

  1. Mark Calvert

    Mark Calvert New Member

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    Whilst I cannot confirm that to be true, I can confirm there are no weeds where we have put ash.
     
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    Then why not drop it in the 4 foot and 6 foot ?

    As for ashpan cinders, dig a hole and bury them. :D
     
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    I know a local farmer tends to have a good load of ash from bridgnorth from time to time. I think he uses it for filling potholes and general farm tracks.

    Its also good for model railway loco yards. Crushed down to almost a powder it gives a good impression.
     
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    Now we know why overalls keep catching fire. ;)
     
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    Does anyone use ash ballast nowadays? And when they did, was it loco ash?
     
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    Yep Bowes does in the yard and over half of the line.
     
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    Some of the product from Grosmont and Newbridge is used as ballast on the NYMR but only in siding areas.
     
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    Just think of all the money that could be saved if it was used on the running line, Bryan. ;) You know it makes sense! (Along with bullhead rail and timber sleepers.....:Drool:)
     
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    We (Swanage) have done in sidings, although our loco ash is mainly used these days for creating walkways in the cess.
     
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    Just found out at Bowes because we are a scheduled industrial monument we have to use black ash ballast, so we must use it.
     

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