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Llangollen Push-Pull

 
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Cheshire001



Joined: 27 Mar 2008
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Location: Crewe

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:05 pm    Post subject: Llangollen Push-Pull Reply with quote

We enjoyed a ride on the Llangollen Railway last Monday. The train was composed of a GWR Prairie tank and six Mk I coaches. At least i think it was six a there's a curve in the platform where I was counting.

This was the first time we had travelled on the new extension from Carrog to Corwen. On arrival at Corwen I was surprised to see there was no loop for the loco to run round.

Asking the ticket inspector he told me that they push the train back to Carrog with a second driver with a radio and vacuum brake in what is then the leading coach.

You can see the back 'cab' here on arrival back at Llangollen before the loco uncoupled.



Looks like a nice simple conversion, although I suspect that your preserved line may opt for a solid yellow panel rather than the chevrons
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Andy in Germany



Joined: 20 Aug 2007
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Location: Stuttgart

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you not apply 'Modellers licence' and use half of a DMU? I'd have thought that would be ideal in real life as well, offering better visibility (for driver and passengers) and the brakin equipment required.

But then I'm not an engineer...
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davidbromage



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korschtal wrote:
Could you not apply 'Modellers licence' and use half of a DMU?


No modellers licence required. DTS 54289 was used for just that purpose when it was at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

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