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Leader

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:06 pm
by Orbiston
In the train formations they talk about a leader. What was this?

Re: Leader

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:29 pm
by Jim Summers
Pages 124 - 126 of 'Operating the Caledonian Railway Volume One' explain the concept and how it was worked in practice.
Basically, it 'led' the formation with the intention of protecting passengers.

JimS

Re: Leader

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:40 pm
by Orbiston
Thanks Jim, so was it an empty carriage or a break?

Re: Leader

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:23 am
by Jim Summers
Either.
There was a concession as to how much of a passenger vehicle was locked off, if you simply had to use it.
I outline in the book the machinations such as splitting specials at Carstairs, and other odd workings in consequence.
JimS

Re: Leader

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:14 am
by Orbiston
Thanks Jim, finding it a bit difficult to pop out to the bookshop at the moment. Stay safe!

Re: Leader

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:32 pm
by jasp
I am still able to fulfil book orders as Royal Mail is still functioning.
Operations Vol.2, £22 + £5 p&p
Jim P