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    Quote Originally Posted by Splorex View Post
    Reminds me of Newton Abbot in the 70's!
    Probably better quality than the BR units as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    Haha. I only got shots of the control room and a couple crappy phone shots elsewhere.
    share with the class lol

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    Quote Am I right in thinking those engine sheds and locos are trapped between brand new stuff? Is that why they still exist and have not been moved? [/QUOTE]

    They exist because the steel is such poor quality that the scrap value is much less than the actual cost of cutting up. As for not moving because of rust - Loco axle boxes do not rust or seize up on longterm standing; with the connecting rods removed, any modern shunter will be able to move them very easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    Probably better quality than the BR units as well.
    Nothing wrong with the old BR units. We got many thousands of miles more between major classified overhauls, than much of the continental stock did. Did many journeys on both the Continental and BR stock in my working days. Problem in the UK was that when the post war modernisation program was drawn up, Politics and undercurrents of industrial actions stopping the Railways; meant that instead of total electrification straight away, a very badly thought out Dieselisation program was drawn up. I spent over thirty years with the BRB, trying to keep the main line diesel fleet running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Nothing wrong with the old BR units. We got many thousands of miles more between major classified overhauls, than much of the continental stock did. Did many journeys on both the Continental and BR stock in my working days. Problem in the UK was that when the post war modernisation program was drawn up, Politics and undercurrents of industrial actions stopping the Railways; meant that instead of total electrification straight away, a very badly thought out Dieselisation program was drawn up. I spent over thirty years with the BRB, trying to keep the main line diesel fleet running.
    I probably should have mentioned I was joking, I do prefer old BR stock specially over the new crap.
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