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North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by The Black Hat, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Back in the good old days on the Bluebell, when we still ran trains, we used to have a duty in which a small engine (a P or a Terrier, for example) would draw one Santa set out of the carriage shed into the pump house siding and steam heat; and then using an extension hose from the other end of the engine, heat the adjacent Santa set in the Newick siding. Once both sets had departed, you'd then bumble round the station keeping early arriving punters for the later trains happy while the carriages were up the line somewhere. The advantage was a later book on for two crews, at the expense of the shunt engine crew.

    It was surprising how much firing you needed to do to heat 12 carriages from a small engine.

    Tom
     
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    J27 now on diner and connecting hose removed.
     
  3. Steve

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    Using a long hose to heat two sets of stock simultaneously has been practised by the NYMR as long as I can remember and I'm sure it was done in BR days and is practised elsewhere on heritage railways.
     
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    I spent a very pleasant day doing just this on Lucie yesterday, Heating 7 Coaches on a small vertical boiler was a new experience and made for an enjoyable day.
    Between running up and down Pickering Platform 2 giving people rides and hiding in the down sidings out of te way of trains, it was a good refresher on a
    ground frame I've rarely used. We we're heating the set for a good hour before the train engine arrived to take it to Levisham.
     
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    I've lost the original post but it seems that Repton was employed in assisting to defrost signal and point rodding at some point in the last few days! Very useful indeed are these steam engines.
     
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    That was my post in the Swanage thread in reply to @Andy Moody's post about how cold it was on the Isle of Purbeck one evening. We did have to defrost Repton first, including thawing out the injectors and cylinders/drain cocks. With apologies to those who have seen this picture elsewhere, but here is the shot of the use of a steam lance to free up points and point rodding last Friday. IMG_6287 copy.jpg

    On Friday morning the car thermometer registered -8 degrees as I was driving through Pickering. I was back there again today (Monday) and it was an almost tropical 13 degrees.

    Peter
     
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    So that's a 21 degree swing in 4 days... madness!
     
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    A few images from a cold Saturday 17th and not so cold Wednesday 21st December :

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    Richard
     
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    Good to see the two ex-NER engines out!
     
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    Any indications as yet when the Steam Gala will be - I've booked my accommodation assuming it would the weekend of the 23rd and 24th Sept but I just want to pin it down for sure and the website doesn't have any dates.
     
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    Glad someone has asked this question, hoping to do the same but didn't want to commit/book just incase!
     

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