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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 10:38:26 am »

All down to experience, guesswork and a little luck.  It could all be looking good at the bottom, then you hit one of those fine misty rain showers thatís just started halfway up and suddenly youíre in trouble.  Though I donít remember many problems ten or so years ago when trees were cut back further than they currently are.
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2017, 07:23:11 pm »

What happened to the Girling self-powered wheel slide protection that was fitted to HST trailer cars?

The HST trailers are fitted with WSP. The Girling system was mainly fitted to MkIII LHCS. You also have a BR version but most are fitted with the Knorr-Bremse system.
You can normally see the wires on the outside of the bogie, normally painted orange when the wheelsets are overhauled.
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