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« on: October 01, 2019, 05:16:55 pm »

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Network Railís RHTT trains are ready for the Autumn

I've seen these running on the Marston Vale line and the stock parked up in the spring at York.  How many lines in GWR land are covered, and at what frequency?

By the way - I have quoted the headline as written in Rail Advent - but does not the second T in the acronym stand for "Train", so should the headline not read "Network Railís RHTTs are ready for the Autumn"?
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 05:57:10 pm »

Some already run on the Falmouth branch in Cornwall.  See down the page here: http://www.cornwallrailwaysociety.org.uk/latest-input--news--old-pictures-etc
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 08:09:31 pm »

Theyíre a waste of time.  RHTT speeds by, cleans the railhead but whips up the leaves behind it.  Leaves fall back down to earth landing on the new wet railhead and they stick to it.  A couple of later later and youíre back to square one!
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 11:46:42 pm »

Yes running through Hinton Admiral now:

https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U21931/2019/10/01/advanced
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019, 07:12:55 am »

The I newspaper this morning, on page 2, has an infographic on getting leaves of the rails. New system will be trialled on a commuter route. It involves spraying sand between the wheels and the track. I thought this was something new with steam engines.
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