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Date: 12/15/20 12:35
Another pair of Heathrow Express units for the chop.
Author: 86235

66745 Modern Railways, the first 50 years topping and 66739 Bluebell Railway tailing. The location is Portskewett.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/15/20 14:20 by 86235.

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Date: 12/15/20 17:09
Re: Another pair of Heathrow Express units for the chop.
Author: krm152

An excellent and historic video.  Especially like the Class 66 units.
Did not know about Heathrow trains.  Always used taxi or car service.
Rode the Gatwick trains many times.
Thanks for your posting.
ALLEN



Date: 12/18/20 16:41
Re: Another pair of Heathrow Express units for the chop.
Author: moonliter

Great video, would anyone care to enlighting me on what I'm seeing.  I understand the locomotives as well as the passenger rolling stock in the middle however for the rest of the equipment I have no idea.

Thank-you.

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Date: 12/18/20 22:41
Re: Another pair of Heathrow Express units for the chop.
Author: railsmith

moonliter Wrote:
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> Great video, would anyone care to enlighting me on
> what I'm seeing.  I understand the locomotives as
> well as the passenger rolling stock in the middle
> however for the rest of the equipment I have no
> idea.
>

Those are match wagons, with the appropriate couplers for the locomotives at one end and for the modern passenger equipment at the other end.



Date: 12/19/20 08:11
Re: Another pair of Heathrow Express units for the chop.
Author: moonliter

railsmith Wrote:

> Those are match wagons, with the appropriate
> couplers for the locomotives at one end and for
> the modern passenger equipment at the other end.

Thank-you, that makes sense.  But, what are the flatcars for?  Are they also match wagons?

Gerry Gaugl
Ottawa ON



Date: 12/19/20 08:38
Re: Another pair of Heathrow Express units for the chop.
Author: 86235

moonliter Wrote:
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> railsmith Wrote:
>
> > Those are match wagons, with the appropriate
> > couplers for the locomotives at one end and for
> > the modern passenger equipment at the other
> end.
>
> Thank-you, that makes sense.  But, what are the
> flatcars for?  Are they also match wagons?
>
> Gerry Gaugl
> Ottawa ON
As well as providing coupling capability the wagons provide additional brake force.



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