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Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Victor, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Victor

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    Bye 'ell, that's cheered an old man up. Fabulous sight and sound, a 'mighty machine' doing it's stuff (both engines).
     
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    Better look at this one as well then Victor. :)

     
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    :oops:NURSE, the screen, quickly, I've done it again.:D

    What's not to like/ Reminds one of the old days, you knew when they were coming, you could hear them from a long way off.
    \Happy days.:Happy:
     
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    Greenpeace would be up in arms!!!!
     
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    Yeah, not exactly 'Euro 6' is it...?! :D

    That noise just takes me back to my spotting days, when you knew a Deltic was coming because you heard it first - particularly if it was lifting an express out of Peterborough and the wind was in the right direction!
     
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    Aye. Heard them a long while before they came into view. Used to lay awake with my window open in the summer listening to them heading north on the overnight trains. Could hear them for ages if the conditions were right.
     
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    Same here. The house I grew up in was about half a mile as the crow flies from the ECML. On a clear winter's night you could hear them for ages, like you could hear 25s, 31s and 40s pulling goods trains, sometimes labouring with their load. Mournful hoots on the horns.

    Oh, to return to those simpler, happier days now... :(
     
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    Bringing back some memories here fella's, as mentioned above, you could hear a deltic from quite a way away, depending upon traffic, time of day etc...

    From my spot at Ouston Junction, in its heyday (late 70's early 80's), the proliferation of traffic ECML, Freight, and trip work to Consett Steel works, made it extremely busy.

    The big memory though is a deltic, northbound, coming to the crossing to the slow, at a 80mph speed limit, passing over it, then opening up the taps, to full throttle.
     
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