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    Not a lot to this report really. just some old rolling stock left on an old bit of line, I walked a fair bit of it as well to find a few bits and pieces and old bridges.





















































    A few old railway buildings but no entry

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    Very nice, cant beat a bit of railway stuff!
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    Those are ballast wagons. Ballast can be tipped either to the left or right of the track or in the centre. Wagon number DB993451 in picture 2 was built the same year as I was born. In picture 3 the General Repair date is 3-94-352. It's due for maintenance on March 1994 at depot code 352 (wherever that is). Picture 11 that is a very early made buffer stop. Picture 19 a more modern one.
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    Worked out of and maintained at Burton on Trent Wagon Repair Depot. Ballast wagons were kept in sidings all over the Network - this was to cut down in travel time between jobs. Technically the stop ends are not 'buffer stops' as they have no inertia dampening sprung buffers on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Worked out of and maintained at Burton on Trent Wagon Repair Depot. Ballast wagons were kept in sidings all over the Network - this was to cut down in travel time between jobs. Technically the stop ends are not 'buffer stops' as they have no inertia dampening sprung buffers on them.
    I did notice that when during my days as a Goods Guard I accidentally shunted a wagon too hard over the buffer stops. Shame about the buffer bells on the wagon but the buffer stops remained.
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    Like the photos. Very interesting. There they sit, with their bridges and so on further down the line, alone and forgotten. Gradually rusting and rotting away. How many years will that take? Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    I did notice that when during my days as a Goods Guard I accidentally shunted a wagon too hard over the buffer stops. Shame about the buffer bells on the wagon but the buffer stops remained.
    During my working days I attended many 'rough shunt' incidents. One particular incident at High Marnham managed to get ten empty HAA's buffer locked - still it happened in dry weather, so wasn't too bad. Usually we always seemed to get called out in pouring rain / winter conditions! Where were you stationed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    During my working days I attended many 'rough shunt' incidents. One particular incident at High Marnham managed to get ten empty HAA's buffer locked - still it happened in dry weather, so wasn't too bad. Usually we always seemed to get called out in pouring rain / winter conditions! Where were you stationed?
    Home depot was in Aberdeen, and worked freight trains between Aberdeen to Inverness and to Dundee. Rough shunts? I never did that, maybe knocked the wagons a bit hard.
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