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Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by acorb, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Ruston906

    Ruston906 New Member

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    There look to have been a fair few line side fires again this may what are the causes as the same happened last year as well.
     
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    Sparks from steam locomotives.
     
  3. acorb

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    Quite simple really; dead growth still around from last year, not a huge amount of new growth yet and dry weather (plus steam locos!).

    It always amuses me that (Network Rail and it's predecessor) consider peak fire risk in July and August - really this time of year is as much a risk as any.
     
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    I see that 34027 is now not in use due to fire risk but there are still two other steam locos in use.
     
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    It was in use yesterday.
     
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    The couple of hours rain that is forecast from 1900 today should dampen things down.
     
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    You are both correct. It was in use and it is not for now, stopped for the fire risk.
     
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    I see that 45231 is coming in for the summer season guessing this is not going to come cheap.
     
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    Better that than diesel substitutions, though.
     
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    Depends who for! :)
     
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    With the loss of 7812 + 34053 + 80072 + 6023 and with 75069 still not ready, can't see they had much choice!

    I see 2857 is back in action though.
     
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    Normal people ;)

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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    What's the SVR operational fleet at the moment?

    Tom
     
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    This is confusing. Would that be normal abnormals? :confused:
     
  15. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Currently 1450, 1501, 7714, 7802, 2857 & 34027. Also 43106 once the ashpan is sorted.
     
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    Thanks Pete - feels quite tight given the level of service the SVR run, so I can understand the desire to get another loco available.

    Tom
     
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    Sure is. :):)
     
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    there are still diesels for sevices as well. i know that diesels arn't as good but at least they have some to help out when there is a lack of steam locos
     
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    Only 4 locos (with 43106) permitted to take 8 coach trains. A 'B' service requires 1 diesel and 3 steam for service trains. Often a footplate experience runs which usually a tender loco. So yes, very tight.
    There has been some relaxation of rules on double-heading this year though.
     
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    Of the ‘loses’ 34053 seems the most short sighted. The others either expected (7812) or never planned as long term residents in the first place.
     

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