Pray tell why Carnforth should be held responsible for a loco they neither own nor maintain. Still, why let facts get in the way of a rant?
The crest with the blue bull is not a squadron badge it is the badge of RAF Marham, long time home to Tornado squadrons and now the last...
It did exist. According to the list I have, it's normal use was on breakdown van trains.
Saw a clip of 34027 departing Brad Ex and it was load 8. Failed on the first attempt and got a shove from a Shed on the second attempt.
It is indeed part of the brake rigging.
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