Train Graphic
Great Western Passengers' Forum Great Western Coffee Shop - [home] and [about]
Read about the forum [here].
Register and contribute [here] - it's free.
 today - ACoRP board nominations close
29/10/2018 - Avocet line AGM
30/10/2018 - Minehaed Rail Link Group
31/10/2018 - CCIF Applications close
06/11/2018 - Talk Oxford / 800 intro
10/11/2018 - RailFuture National Conference
Random Image
Train Running @GWR Twitter Acronyms/Abbreviations Station Comparator Rail News GWR co. site Site Style 1 2 3 4 Chat on off
October 22, 2018, 09:19:10 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most liked recent subjects
[62] Use of senior railcards at peak times
[46] 2018 cancellation and amendment log
[39] 9th December 2018 - Santa, Melksham to Swindon and back
[39] Tram Surfer Awarded £485000 Damages
[37] Cambrian ERTMS - Loss of TSR Data (20/10/2017)
[15] IETs into passenger service from 16 Oct 2017 and subsequent pe...
News: A forum for passengers ... with input from rail professionals welcomed too
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]
Author Topic: Slippery Rails - Cotswold Line  (Read 4033 times)
Hero Member
Posts: 6717

View Profile
« 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.

To view my cab run over the new Reading Viaduct as well as a relief line cab ride at Reading just after Platforms 12-15 opened and my 'before and after' video comparison of the Cotswold Line Redoubling scheme, see:
Hero Member
Posts: 671

View Profile
« 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.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

Pages: 1 [2]
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants