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Steam hauled & air braked

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Buckeye, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Buckeye

    Buckeye New Member

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    Standard Gauge steam hauled & air braked

    Apart from the obvious examples of the IOWSR and the Nene Valley are there any other standard gauge railways who regularly run steam hauled air braked services? I just got thinking after visiting the IOW recently and am just curious. It made a change to hear the Westinghouse pump and the hiss of the brakes. I know there are some places like the Bluebell who have an AB fitted loco but who don't have any AB stock AFAIK.
     
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    Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, Vale of Rheidol Railway, Talyllyn Railway, Leighton Buzzard Railway and (I think) Brecon Mountain Railway.
     
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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    One of our Pullmans - Doris - is airbraked only (she is ex-Brighton Belle). About a year ago there was a special in which she was pulled by B473, obviously using air brakes rather than vacuum. But that was a one-off; all our regular stock is vacuum only.

    Of course, with B473 (and 672 and 32424 when they come into service) the loco brakes are air operated, so you will always hear the Westinghouse pump running with those locos even though our stock is vac braked.

    Tom
     
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    Same goes for the b12 and j15 on the nnr
     
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    Thnaks for the examples quoted - I was really thinking standard gauge as opposed to all gauges.
     
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    Planet and Rocket replicas both use air brake systems.

    Coaches at Manchester are dual braked so can be vacuum with use with Agecroft No 1.

    Duncan
     
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    The East Lancs will often use an air-beaked set at galas with mainline certified locos such as 44871, 45407 and 71000.
     
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    Although not regularly, Swanage has run air-braked trains with steam; in May this year W24 Calbourne was used on a couple of dual braked Mark 1's.
     
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    Is this a set that they have for rail-tour purposes, and if so, whom does it belong to? thanks
     
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    If it's the set im thinking of, it's internal use only, including some Mk2's which must be Air Only (no such thing as a dual Mk2), the ELR as far im aware doesn't have a Mainline Rake like the MHR used to with the Green Train, any Mainline charters use stock from Riviera or WCRC.
     

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