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I have often wondered why most US diesels have walkways outside the main body of the loco as against the UK system of internal access, apart from our lousy weather or a lower sound level with the US system I can't think of any reason for the difference, Come on you railway gurus, put me out of my suspense.

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Thank you Alan, that sounds logical. How come you did not know this Dennis, come on man, shape up.


I presume 10 locos would be interspersed within the train, 10 at the front all pulling would put an enormous strain on the forward wagon couplings. Do they have an engineer in each cab for the entire journey?

Dennis, I guess the guy on the tracks didn't know that locos don't stop like cars.

I have decided to use my correct forename to sign off from now on, just add an i and lose the chy and you get:-

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Sounds exciting, if we had them over here the front of the train would probably arrive before the end departed. Lets hope that the communication with the caboose doesn't break down otherwise it's hell of a walk.

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Stay with me Dennis, I'm just working this out. One mile at 1/87 scale equals 60 ft near as dammit, that means to reproduce one of these I need to use the complete planned circuit unless I double it with a gosover. Now to figure out the cost of the stock, ----------? I think I shall forget that and stick to 1/4 mile trains at maximum.

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