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Report - Coventry Train Graveyard Dec 2011

Discussion in 'Diehardlove' started by diehardlove, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. diehardlove

    diehardlove 1 of them cnuts off 28dsl
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    Ive only placed this in non public due to this http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=39313

    and this I am a director of this museum, and some of your membership appear to be discussing how to break in to it. We have an outside/roadside fence that is 4ft6 high, and an interior fence that is 8ft high. Obviously this is designed to prevent unauthorised access, yet still pictures of the interior of our small site have appeared on your board.

    Upon taking advice, we have been advised by the Police to ask you to remove this thread. Can I ask you to replace the entire thread with a notice in your own words asking people to stay away from our site without permission. Our site is not abandoned, and its perimeter is regularly patrolled by the armed guards of Coventry airport. Our site is run by volunteers and we are entirely self-funding. We appreciate people's interest in our venture, but not the negative attention some of them give us. I'm sure you're also aware that for every trustworthy registered user who posts to your site, there are many casual browsers who use it to find locations such as ours to trash.

    Please respond acknowledging receipt of this note so I can inform the Police of how we have dealt with this matter at this level, and I shall let you know the crime number of the previous visit for your records. I thank you for your urgent attention to this matter.

    Regards,
    Paul

    And to be fair they have put razor wire all over the place it covers the tops of the fences and bottom they also have new cctv bollocks installed.
    But to be fair it seems like they really take a pride in the place and are restoring them full scale at the min if a mod thinks this should be public then please just delete it as i know they are already reports up but they are dead and a new report will just restore interest to the general public etc if its in the wide open.
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    CLASS 370 APT-P Non Driver Motor No. 49006
    Built by: British Railways Derby. Build Date: 1978

    Six Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train Prototype (APT-P) electric units were built to demonstrate tilting trains on the West Coast Main Line. They were built by British Rail in Derby in 1979, and saw service 1983-1985 on the West Coast Main Line, between London Euston and Glasgow. The power cars were then used for electric locomotive development work, resulting in the Class 91 design, now used on the East Coast Main Line between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh.
    APT-P was also the precursor to trains such as the Virgin Pendolinos, which operate on the West Coast Main Line today, serving Coventry, Rugby and Birmingham.
    The APT-P was the first to successfully implement an active tilt mechanism, increasing speeds significantly on tight rail curves. The most powerful domestic train to have operated in Britain, it set the UK rail speed record of 162.2 mph in December 1979 – a record that stood for 23 years.
    Unusually for a vehicle in the centre of a train, 49006 was built with no passenger accommodation; most of the space being taken up with electrical equipment. This meant the train was effectively divided into
    two halves, and passengers were normally unable to move from one half to the other.
    Following the decline and withdrawal of the project, most of the six APT-P sets were scrapped, leaving one set (preserved at the Crewe Heritage Centre) and 49006, claimed by the Na tional Railway Museum (NRM) in York. In recent years, 49006 has been stored at the NRM’s annex in Shildon, County Durham.
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    BRITISH RAILWAYS CLASS 416/3 2-EPB Unit
    Unit No. 6307- Built by: British Railways Eastleigh. Build Date: 1959

    The EPB fleet was built in batches of two and four car units to work from the third rail network in the southern suburbs. 6307 was built on the under frames of a unit originally built in the 1920s. A new body was constructed on the reclaimed frames, based upon the SUB unit design. The units got their name because they were the first southern multiple units to be fitted with Electro Pneumatic Brakes, a system whereby air was electrically injected into the brake cylinders to give a smoother stop. The system may have been new then for units in the south but it had been fitted to underground trains since the 1920s. Like the SUBs that preceded them the EPB fleet were built for the high density commuter traffic and worked in formations up to ten coaches long in busy periods on lines throughout South London, Kent, Surrey and Middlesex. The EPBs gave sterling service until finally displaced by the Networker units in 1995.
    This is a unique item - the last one of the 416/3 class to survive.
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    165DE DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE
    Works Number 268881. Built by: Ruston & Hornsby. Build Date: 1950

    The first built example of the 165DE class and Ruston?s first ever diesel electric; the company had supplied many industrial diesel shunters prior to 1950 for both the export and home markets where they displaced many an 0-4-0 saddle tank. A further 163 of this class would be built. The loco has a six cylinder 150 horse power diesel engine which drives a DC generator. Power produced by the generator then drives a single electric motor mounted under the cab floor that turns the wheels, in effect this is an electric locomotive with an onboard power station. This form of traction became widespread in Britain after the mid 1950s. The electric equipment for the loco was supplied by British Thompson Houston (BTH), who had supplied electric traction components around the world for 40 years and were considered one of the world leaders in the field. BTH became the new owner of this locomotive when it was completed and it was immediately dispatched to be the resident yard shunter at their Rugby works. It was given the name MAZDA after a brand name of bulbs for car headlamps that had been made at the Rugby plant since the 1930s and were still doing good business for BTH in the 1950s. The loco remained at the works, even after BTH became part of the GEC empire, until retired in the mid 1990s. It was sold to the original owners of the site at Baginton who fully restored it. The loco was repainted by the Electric Railway Museum especially for its 60th birthday in 2010 and remains in regular use as the site shunting locomotive
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    HEYSHAM ELCTRIC LOCOMOTIVE No.1
    Works Number 7284. Built by: Robert Stevenson & Hawthorn. Build Date: 1945

    This loco started life as the fourth loco built for Kearsley Power station but after that statin closed was rebuilt as a battery locomotive with the batteries fitted inside the cab and the roof mounted current collector removed. It was moved to Heysham Nuclear power station where it was used to move the wagons carrying flasks of spent fuel around the internal rail network at the power station. The loco was renumbered as Heysham No. 1 and continued in this role beyond the privatisation of the CEGB when it became the property of British Energy, during its time at Heysham it was named DOUG TOTTMAN, and still carries this name today. The loco was replaced by a diesel locomotive at Heysham in 2009 and became the property of Electric Railway Museum in 2010 when it arrived at Baginton. The loco provides a contrast between Kearsley No.1, more or less in its original condition, and Heysham No.1 the last working standard gauge industrial electric loco in the UK.

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