Red Star Trainyard, December 2018

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KPUrban_

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After a visit to a slightly more unusual site (Photo below) we made our way over to this location which I knew little about apart from "it's a train in a shed" so it came a surprise to find more than just one or two locomotives.

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The Explore
We found our selves out side these main sheds. lines of coaches and even one or two kettles (Steam engines) in the mix littered the outside of the site looking as if they had escaped being scrapped but awaited preservation. Once inside the stock inside was much more historic and photogenic.

Warning. this contains a lot of train stuff and I'll probably give way too much info about them.
anyway, enjoy.

The Photos


On the outside was what appeared to be a DMU train driving coach and was probably the most modern of the lot.
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The first was a small engine which was missing the tender.
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A number of coaches sat inside with the ones to the left being for parcels and the ones of the right being standard passenger coaches.
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Next up was the main photo opportunity. Know as The Red Star train it is an absolute beast, being an MAV Class 424 "Buffalo".
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A pair of Coaches sitting about.
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Another kettle hanging about outside with the boiler exposed I don't know exactly what this one is.
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Anyway I'll leave this one here.

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"just a train shed" that's a pretty epic train shed! loving that, some more pics wouldn't go a miss ;-)
 

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Very nice.always fancied that train.i think it use yo have a red star on it
 

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Ahh you found the Strategic Reserve..

That control room - amazed it's still there. The ceiling is to die for and always looks stunning. I'd love to see more of the actual controls in there or perhaps even inside the cabinets. For machinerys sake that is.

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?
It's make for some excellent night photos inside those sheds!

Thanks for sharing :)
 

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Ahh you found the Strategic Reserve..

That control room - amazed it's still there. The ceiling is to die for and always looks stunning. I'd love to see more of the actual controls in there or perhaps even inside the cabinets. For machinerys sake that is.

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?
It's make for some excellent night photos inside those sheds!

Thanks for sharing :)

Thanks

From what I am aware the locos are probably held for preservation. They probably couldn't be dragged out by a shunter due to the amount of rust.
 

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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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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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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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