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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 16th January, 2018)

Buffers


Buffers
North West Station, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: PeterP on 16th January 2018 at 05:29

Is this the end of the line?

Comment by: DTease on 16th January 2018 at 09:38

Ooooo..stop it Peter.

Comment by: Howard P on 16th January 2018 at 10:45

If it's not, I suspect the station will be demolished.

Comment by: Johnny on 16th January 2018 at 13:56

Cant see any cucumber buttys.
Sorry....misread title as Buffet!!

Comment by: Frank on 16th January 2018 at 15:03

That would be the Liverpool Lime st
platt-form.

Comment by: Jim tomney on 16th January 2018 at 16:30

Train drivers beware if wheels lock Big Bang please report to inspector Big Trouble.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 16th January 2018 at 18:22

Frank - Liverpool Lime Street trains tend to come in at Platform 6 these days.

Comment by: Frank on 16th January 2018 at 19:07

OK, many thanks Dave (Oy).

Comment by: owdkewyed on 16th January 2018 at 19:35

I would like to know what's in that bolted down orange dome in between the buffers.?

Comment by: kevan on 16th January 2018 at 23:20

I suspect that the Buffers are an Air on Oil type, The compressed air in the tall, Blue coloured reservoir would be used to extend the shock absorbers (Buffers) by pushing down onto the reservoir of Hydraulic Oil in each cylinder. A check or one way valve would stop that from being able to escape back out again under normal conditions. Under the impact of something hitting the and trying to compress the buffers a much higher pressure would be almost instantly achieved and as oil is not compressible a relief valve would be opened and the oil would have a controlled exit path into a Hydraulic reservoir or accumulator in this case the 'orange dome' .Judging by the massive amount of visible bolt heads holding the dome on it is going to be expected to take a huge in-rush of oil, as you would expect if a train were to run into it.

Comment by: Ken R on 17th January 2018 at 04:31

Sounds good to me Kevan.

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