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Oy



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Gone Nuclear Reply with quote

Two Class 37s (just in case) whizz through Wigan North Western with a flask of nuclear waste bound for Sellafield this afternoon.




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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What surprises me that even with the dangers from terrorists hijacking these trains there are no armed police or guards on board.

Remember those trains coming through that carried refuse and waste from Manchester to the landfill at Parbold quarry - phew, they didn't half pen and ink, and those swarms of flies at the top of the hill, some folks ice cream looked as though it had been sprinkled with currants. Laughing
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Gordon



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyril wrote:
What surprises me that even with the dangers from terrorists hijacking these trains there are no armed police or guards on board.


Those flasks would take some getting into, there was a test done on a nuclear flask with the worst case scenario, a derailed train with a nuclear flask left across the line, which then receives a glancing blow from another train and in this test the flask escaped unscathed

Watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jzugX2NMnk

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cyril wrote:
What surprises me that even with the dangers from terrorists hijacking these trains there are no armed police or guards on board.

Remember those trains coming through that carried refuse and waste from Manchester to the landfill at Parbold quarry - phew, they didn't half pen and ink, and those swarms of flies at the top of the hill, some folks ice cream looked as though it had been sprinkled with currants. Laughing


They dont have any armed police or guards on board Cyril because they dont need any.

If they ever did put any on you would be first one complaining about the government wasting money
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Cyril



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aye all very well saying that, but the Scots are more canny as they want armed guards on their trains that carry uranium.

You'd be the first to complain if a couple of terrorists derailed the train and set off a dirty bomb in the middle of Shevy, mind you it would more than likely make an improvement to the area.
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Oy



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised this is heading South so will be an empty flask.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's nothing worse than an empty flask At jackbit tiaaaaime, laaaaike! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good shots Oy. I like the inclusion of the Wigan sign in #2.
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Gordon



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was at the Deanery in the 1970's those nuclear trains used to going past everyday, sometimes several of them in one day, going both ways and they were identical to the one in the picture and there used to be anything up to about eight of those flasks on a single train.
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