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Class 101 Dmu Driver Experience

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by inversnecky, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. inversnecky

    inversnecky Well-Known Member

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    Came across this excellent video of a lucky man getting a driver experience on a Class 101 DMU at Wensleydale Railway.

    Great to see the controls explained in such detail on a real train - certainly will enhance my enjoyment of the TS verison.

    Interesting how the levers for the brake and reverser levers were removed - I guess a safety feature?

     
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    749006 Well-Known Member

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    That applied on a lot of older trains - most of the Southern region Emus had removable Brake and Direction handles.
    Same with the Class 76, 77 & 506 units off the Woodhead route and the original Class 31 locos had a removable power handle.

    I did a similar Driver for a day on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway with a hybrid 101/108 as a birthday present from my wife
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    Great Day out

    Peter
     
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  3. theorganist

    theorganist Well-Known Member

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    The Ecclesbourne Valley is on my list of places to visit this year, it looks like DMU heaven!
     

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