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Abandonded Diesel depot
« on: December 28, 2011, 09:56:58 PM »
This is really strange, looks like the staff went home and never came back.... Loads of what look like usable locos just left to rot.  :o

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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 10:15:12 PM »
Where is this?  Does anyone know why it's left like this?  ???  What a shame, and a lot of 's worth!

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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 10:17:05 PM »
I believe it's in Belgium, not 100% sure...
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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 10:45:56 PM »
What a great video thanks for sharing.. would be interesting to know why it was left as it is.. possible setting for a horror film .. The thing 2  ;D 


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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 10:51:49 PM »
I can confirm it is indeed Belgium.
In-fill electrification schemes plus a drop in freight traffic have rendered loads of diesels surplus to requirements.
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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011, 10:54:50 PM »
Definately Belgium. All of the loco's are painted in the Green/Gold livery of the SNCB (Belgian national railways).

Shame to see these locos sat there abandoned! :(


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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2011, 10:55:30 PM »
What a shame, we should buy one for the forum..  :thumbsup:

some of the engines look new! im sure the uk rail network could use them, got to be better than some of the old stuff kicking about on our rails

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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 11:06:47 PM »
What a shame, we should buy one for the forum..  :thumbsup:

Probably cheap-ish to buy, but to ship over here.....yikes!  Still, if you're offering mate, I live next to a branch line, so you've only got to hire a crane to get it off the line and into my back garden. :thumbsup:  Merry Christmas!

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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 11:08:05 PM »
There are only two lines you could expect to run them however one is HS1, the other... well that's a good quiz question 8) There is another UK line to continental loading gauges.
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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2011, 11:09:37 PM »
What a shame, we should buy one for the forum..  :thumbsup:

some of the engines look new! im sure the uk rail network could use them, got to be better than some of the old stuff kicking about on our rails
I'll bet they would go cheap, I just want to go over there with some fresh batteries and crank 'em over - my inner fitter wants to play.... ;D
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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2011, 11:16:22 PM »
There are only two lines you could expect to run them however one is HS1, the other... well that's a good quiz question 8) There is another UK line to continental loading gauges.

As a guess to the quiz question, would it be the 1899 Great Central Railway by any chance?


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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2011, 11:27:39 PM »
The Nene Valley Railway has lots of CIWL coaches. Would that be it?

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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2011, 12:00:10 AM »
I`d go with the Nene Valley too, plenty of foreign steamers there too.

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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 12:58:00 AM »
I was going to guess at the Eurostar track to St Pancras, but then I know nothing about track gauges. 

I just figured the Eurostar goes to Belgium and being the capital of bureaucracy they wouldn't allow anything across their border that didn't comply with their Belgian/EU track gauge standard 16-4785.6 Subsection 181 (c)  :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Abandonded Diesel depot
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 09:18:00 AM »
Some years ago I was involved in organising some tests in the UK for a UIC gauge vehicle.  I contacted the Great Central and they would have to remove some platform coping stones, so although the GC may have been built to UIC gauge it isn't necessarily so today.  We eventually ran it on the Nene Valley, but with some clearance issues even there.

 

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