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Author Topic: G W R Railcars  (Read 2439 times)

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Offline newportnobby

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Re: G W R Railcars
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2016, 10:52:24 am »
What sort of speeds did these units run at i.e. was it 'Express Parcels' or 'Snail Mail'?

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Re: G W R Railcars
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2016, 11:13:11 am »
What sort of speeds did these units run at i.e. was it 'Express Parcels' or 'Snail Mail'?

The streamlined unit was built for 80mph operation and the angular unit 70mph. How often they needed this in regular use I am not sure. Their normal duties were the Thames valley routes into Paddington. They took the parcels traffic that had formerly been loaded into stopping trains allowing these trains to reduce dwell times at stations. As such I suspect that acceleration was more important than top speed.
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