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Robin



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:21 pm    Post subject: Class 33 33108 Reply with quote

33108 was sat in the yard at Highley today. Has it been here ever since the Spring Diesel Festival, or did it go and come back? Any news on how long it's here for?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Class 33 33108 Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
33108 was sat in the yard at Highley today. Has it been here ever since the Spring Diesel Festival, or did it go and come back? Any news on how long it's here for?
As it says on the SVR website http://www.svr.co.uk/MeetTheLoco.aspx?id=90 "visiting SVR until May 2018"
Is also used on P. Way trains.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Class 33 33108 Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
33108 was sat in the yard at Highley today. Has it been here ever since the Spring Diesel Festival, or did it go and come back? Any news on how long it's here for?
Dear Robin, out of interest I spent a bit of time scouring the internet and found some history on 33108 which I can share with you. Have a look at this hyperlink = http://www.class33crompton.co.uk/Crompton33108.htm

There seems to be a common theme of the occasional diesel locomotive 'lodging' on the railway and then moving on elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Class 33 33108 Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
33108 was sat in the yard at Highley today. Has it been here ever since the Spring Diesel Festival, or did it go and come back? Any news on how long it's here for?


Also on https://www.svrwiki.com/Diesel_Locomotives_visiting_the_SVR_for_galas#2010-Present

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33108 and D8568 were invited to stay until May 2018 and the Summer of 2017 respectively.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I filmed 33108 today and thought I'd better edit out part of it, but when I viewed it on my pc I realised what was happening - the buffers were being set back, or whatever the term is, to use the buckeye coupling?

I've seen it before with coaching stock but not with a loco.

https://youtu.be/q_9VCnovJpc

It's a 5 minute clip of the train arriving, departing etc.
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Divington_R



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
I filmed 33108 today and thought I'd better edit out part of it, but when I viewed it on my pc I realised what was happening - the buffers were being set back, or whatever the term is, to use the buckeye coupling?

I've seen it before with coaching stock but not with a loco.

https://youtu.be/q_9VCnovJpc

It's a 5 minute clip of the train arriving, departing etc.
Dear Sharpo, another good video and thank you for sharing it. The DMU also makes an appearance.
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threelinkdave



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
I filmed 33108 today and thought I'd better edit out part of it, but when I viewed it on my pc I realised what was happening - the buffers were being set back, or whatever the term is, to use the buckeye coupling?

I've seen it before with coaching stock but not with a loco.

https://youtu.be/q_9VCnovJpc

It's a 5 minute clip of the train arriving, departing etc.
Dont panic Sharpo - its all quite normal. Only a few classes of loco are fitted with buckeye couplers, mostly Southern Region. A batch of 33s had them fitted for the 67 Bournmouth electrification. Bounemouth to Weymouth was not electrified. High power REP units would propel 2 trailer sets (TC) to Bournemouth where the 33 would hook on and take the TC s to Weymouth leaving the REP behind. The other class to be fitted were the electro diesels, class 73.

If you dont use the buckeye you need to use an emergency screw coupler which is carried in the brake. What you saw was the buckeye being lifted and the buffers shortened. The SR never bothered running all EMUs with the buckeye raised and the 33s when on Weymouth duty.

I have kept the best til last. LNER corridor tenders are buckeye fitted and when FS visited it had a corridor tender and the buckeye was used when coupling to the teaks
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Dave, all very educational.
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