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Date: 09/22/23 19:34
Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: SvenMolson

NMlurker recently posted some great shots around Norway and Sweden.  One of the trains mentioned was a "rescue" consist. The rescue trains are placed strategically around the system to aid distressed trains in electrified areas, tunnels and underground.

Ha det bra.
Sven Molson








Date: 09/22/23 19:36
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: SvenMolson

The last image makes a good case for automatic couplers.

Takk,
Sven Molson








Date: 09/23/23 14:07
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: NMlurker

Nice to see it out in the open. Since my visit the weather has been rough over there. First Norway had historic flooding, then northern Sweden (Kiruna) just had 15 inches of snow, and now some kind of avalanche affecting Sweden and Norway, presumably at their northern border. It was relatively nice when I was there!



Date: 09/24/23 18:28
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: march_hare

I wonder what the circular tank thingy is for.



Date: 09/25/23 09:00
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: SOO6617

march_hare Wrote:
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> I wonder what the circular tank thingy is for.

I wonder, it isn't for diesel to fuel the train. Hmm
what else do you bring to a fire where you don't
have hydrants? It's on the tip of my fingers, but
I just can't think of it.



Date: 09/25/23 13:54
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: longliveSP

march_hare Wrote:
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> I wonder what the circular tank thingy is for.

That appears to be a tank filled with water for fire fighting.
 



Date: 10/10/23 08:18
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: Gonut1

One thing about the strange to us in the US, buffers and "chain" coupling is it does away with most if not all buffing forces and slack action. Other than that I'm not sure why Europe never embraced automatic couplers.
Go



Date: 10/11/23 09:02
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: SOO6617

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> One thing about the strange to us in the US,
> buffers and "chain" coupling is it does away with
> most if not all buffing forces and slack action.
> Other than that I'm not sure why Europe never
> embraced automatic couplers.
> Go

It is not that difficult Gonut1, many countries, many railcars,
nationalized railways, and prior to the end of World War II
no real incentive to work together. Can you imagine if they
all chose different incompatible autocouplers.



Date: 10/11/23 13:35
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: 86235

Gonut1 Wrote:
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> I'm not sure why Europe never
> embraced automatic couplers.
> Go

For passenger stock almost all use automatic couplers, like the Dellner.



Date: 10/12/23 10:09
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: SOO6617

86235 Wrote:
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> For passenger stock almost all use automatic
> couplers, like the Dellner.

I have never checked, but are Dellner autocouplers
compatible with Scharfenberg couplers. With the
end of multi-company operated night trains it
has made incompatible autocouplers irrelevant. 



Date: 10/12/23 22:59
Re: Norwegian Rescue Train
Author: 86235

SOO6617 Wrote:
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> I have never checked, but are Dellner
> autocouplers
> compatible with Scharfenberg couplers. With the
> end of multi-company operated night trains it
> has made incompatible autocouplers irrelevant. 

I don't know. When Southern took some 170 DMUs from Scotrail, they replaced the BSI auto-couplers on the 170 with a Dellner and consequently the 170s became 171s. They are definitely not compatible.



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