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Date: 10/14/18 01:52
Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

I visited Carlisle on vacation in October this year  a very good location for various train action

this excursion arrived near Midnight en route to Scotland  it could have been an regular scene from 50 years ago

the locomotive  design would date back to about 1960

the blue painted tank cars in the background are for the leaf cleaning sandite trains the season starting now



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/18 01:58 by bakersfielddave.

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Date: 10/14/18 08:36
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: prrmpup

Very nice.
A Class 37 living up to its nickname.
Is that a 47 on the rear?
Seems very late for an excursion, arrival Glasgow in the wee hours no doubt.



Date: 10/14/18 11:02
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: gaspeamtrak

Excelent!! Thank you for sharing!!! :):):)



Date: 10/14/18 13:04
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: King_Coal

Thanks for posting this. Interesting sounding engine. Trying to think of an American equivalent. Maybe a Baldwin and Alco cross?

The train is interesting as well. 4 buffet cars separated by a kitchen? Then coaches, but not like in the movies. Open seating. Any incite you can provide?
 



Date: 10/14/18 16:44
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

prrmpup Wrote:
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> Very nice.
> A Class 37 living up to its nickname.
> Is that a 47 on the rear?
> Seems very late for an excursion, arrival Glasgow
> in the wee hours no doubt.

yes a class 47 on the rear  the train was going on to Dumfries in Scotland not far away about an hour by rail



Date: 10/14/18 17:01
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: exhaustED

Class 37s being something of a cult in heritage traction; nick-named 'tractors' for obvious reasons. 1750hp English Electric locos. Owned/operated by West Coast Railway Company - a company that owns heritage traction (classes 33, 37, 47 mainly) and operates excursions exclusively.



Date: 10/14/18 17:11
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

a few more the next day

a freight version heading for some work   along the line and a push pull train from Barrow in Furness

it is a tribute to the longevity of these units as they were well into service from the time when JFK was the president and  in  that they are still receiving overhauls

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Date: 10/14/18 20:49
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

some of the trains i saw at Carlisle  a few weeks ago

quite a busy freight location about 3 or more an hour and  more so after dark pass through here


this is the rail head treatment train a sandite spray used to clear the tracks of contaminents in fall weather conditions

old and new side by side








Date: 10/14/18 20:51
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

new locos diesel and electric compatabile 

great murals of the age of steam adorn the walls

 








Date: 10/14/18 20:53
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

late at night the intermodals roll by   these 25 kv AC units date back to the mid 1960s they must have racked up millions of miles since

light rain and a local diesel multiple unit waiting to depart to Whitehaven on the Cumbrian coast route

the excursion train waiting for the signal to depart



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Date: 10/14/18 20:57
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

a northbound intermodal  for Scotland around midnight ,these locos were introduced in the 1990s and also are million milers

an electric multiple unit on an Edinburgh to Manchester Airport shuttle

the 1965 era English Electric loco arriving from Barrow in Furness








Date: 10/14/18 20:57
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: bakersfielddave

driving van trailer leading back to Barrow shortly after arrival with the locomotive pushing




Date: 10/14/18 22:00
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: krm152

Awesome videos and photos.  Definitely like the Class 37 units.
Thanks for posting.
ALLEN



Date: 10/18/18 00:13
Re: Carlisle October 2018 or 1968 English Electric power
Author: 86235

bakersfielddave Wrote:
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> new locos diesel and electric compatabile 

The 88s are 25kV 5400 hp electric locomotives with a 'last mile' diesel capability of 900 hp.



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