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Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:58 pm
by ge_rik
Jimmyb wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:17 pm
So Rik, how does this work if you have a loco turntable, or is this just a specialism of your railway.
Hi Jim
As far as I know, very few UK narrow gauge railways had turntables and they generally had all their locos facing one way, though the Ashover had a triangle junction at one end. The PLR decided to have its licos all facing Down.

Rik

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:01 pm
by ge_rik
FWLR wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:37 am
Sorry Rik I didn't because I don't know if a train is going Up or Down a line. Not being that well up on how trains run on railways lines.... :roll: :roll:
Trains heading towards the main terminus are said to be heading Up the line and vice versa. London was considered to be there main terminus in the UK (for some reason) so trains travelled Up to London

Rik

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:10 pm
by Peter Butler
That explains something I often thought strange..... why do people living north of London often say the are going 'up to London?' That now resolves that question for me.'

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:53 am
by Jimmyb
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:01 pm
FWLR wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:37 am
Sorry Rik I didn't because I don't know if a train is going Up or Down a line. Not being that well up on how trains run on railways lines.... :roll: :roll:
Trains heading towards the main terminus are said to be heading Up the line and vice versa. London was considered to be there main terminus in the UK (for some reason) so trains travelled Up to London

Rik
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Jimmyb wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:17 pm
So Rik, how does this work if you have a loco turntable, or is this just a specialism of your railway.
Hi Jim
As far as I know, very few UK narrow gauge railways had turntables and they generally had all their locos facing one way, though the Ashover had a triangle junction at one end. The PLR decided to have its licos all facing Down.

Rik
Rik, that make things a lot clearer, you see i enjoy trains because of the engineering, but don't know much about the operation 🚂

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:22 am
by FWLR
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:01 pm
FWLR wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:37 am
Sorry Rik I didn't because I don't know if a train is going Up or Down a line. Not being that well up on how trains run on railways lines.... :roll: :roll:
Trains heading towards the main terminus are said to be heading Up the line and vice versa. London was considered to be there main terminus in the UK (for some reason) so trains travelled Up to London

Rik
Thanks Rik. Suppose I will have to turn my line to face South now...Only joking .... :lol: :lol:

And the build I am doing will probably have to go in the bin now too...... :roll: :roll: ...More on that later.. :thumbright:

Re: Peckforton Light Railway - Video Library

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:42 am
by Andrew
ge_rik wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Jimmyb wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:17 pm
So Rik, how does this work if you have a loco turntable, or is this just a specialism of your railway.
Hi Jim
As far as I know, very few UK narrow gauge railways had turntables and they generally had all their locos facing one way, though the Ashover had a triangle junction at one end. The PLR decided to have its licos all facing Down.

Rik
I think the Glyn Valley Tramway had turntables - so that its engines could always face "backwards"...

Engines on my line (almost) always face uphill, which generally looks right to me, but does mean that I can't get smokebox first pictures of trains coming out of the tunnel at Trefechan.

Lovely video Rik, thank you, I do like the way you run your line...

Andrew