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Date: 01/25/23 22:36
F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: Rattie

8F 48305 built-in 1942 at the Crewe Works of the LMS, passing Swithland Sidings on the Great Central Railway late on a cold winter's afternoon as the sun begins to set. A companion clip to last week's video that was posted in the International Strand. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/25/23 22:49 by Rattie.

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Date: 01/26/23 14:27
Re: F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: briancdn

Terrific video.I'm always struck by the white smoke, while American steam always belched out thick black smoke. Is that the grade of coal, better steaming qualities of British steam?

Brian N.



Date: 01/26/23 19:02
Re: F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: wabash2800

Thanks for sharing a wonderful video. Date?

Victor Baird



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/23 13:19 by wabash2800.



Date: 01/26/23 22:36
Re: F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: Rattie

19th January 23
 



Date: 01/27/23 10:00
Re: F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: PHall

briancdn Wrote:
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> Terrific video.I'm always struck by the white
> smoke, while American steam always belched out
> thick black smoke. Is that the grade of coal,
> better steaming qualities of British steam?
>
> Brian N.

That "white smoke" isn't smoke, it's exhaust steam. The British Railways had a firing routine of "Little and Often". The goal was a nearly clear stack.



Date: 01/28/23 07:42
Re: F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: tq-07fan

^^^^^^^^
We lived next door to a gentleman who was a Fireman on steam locomotives, I think on the Union Pacific but it's been over forty years ago. Anyways he said about the same thing. If you were firing right there should be little or no black smoke. 

Nice video! The Heritage railways in Britain are amazing. Part of them look like mainlines without any imagination.

Jim



Date: 01/28/23 13:28
Re: F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: feclark

Watching the shadow of the steam plume creep along the parked rolling stock is a great element to the video. Wonderful!
Fred



Date: 01/29/23 12:46
Re: F8 48305 On The Minerals II
Author: ProAmtrak

Cool video



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