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GWR Toad 'A' brake van 17410
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hunter_i



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Extract from SVRLive [published 06 January 2018, 21:04hrs].
http://www.svrlive.com/toad-17410

Toad 17410 left Bewdley Down yard this morning on its way to mechanical workshops for repairs that hopefully, because the brake linkage has already been "bushed and pinned", will just consist of tyre turning to remove flats, fitting of the refurbished vacuum brake cylinder on its new trunnions, new brake blocks and final adjustment. The first stage of its journey was short, it went as far as Platform 3, where it joined an impressive line-up of brake vans stored for the winter.


On some railways placing vans in a back road is sometimes referred to by shunters as putting them down the hole. Hence we now have four toads in a hole.
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threelinkdave



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter_i wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
Extract from SVRLive [published 06 January 2018, 21:04hrs].
http://www.svrlive.com/toad-17410

Toad 17410 left Bewdley Down yard this morning on its way to mechanical workshops for repairs that hopefully, because the brake linkage has already been "bushed and pinned", will just consist of tyre turning to remove flats, fitting of the refurbished vacuum brake cylinder on its new trunnions, new brake blocks and final adjustment. The first stage of its journey was short, it went as far as Platform 3, where it joined an impressive line-up of brake vans stored for the winter.


On some railways placing vans in a back road is sometimes referred to by shunters as putting them down the hole. Hence we now have four toads in a hole.
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