The Class 40 Not A Legend?

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  1. bobbobberdd

    bobbobberdd Well-Known Member

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    I just ask out of curiosity. Why is the Class 40 from the BR Heavy Fright Pack not in the Legends of the Great Western Pack as a Substitution locomotive?
     
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    Doomotron Well-Known Member

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    Presumably because of the brakes and/or because it wasn't used around that area.
     
  3. bobbobberdd

    bobbobberdd Well-Known Member

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    Then this should also apply to the Class45. I've read several times here in the forum that the 45 was rarely seen in Paddington
     
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    Doomotron Well-Known Member

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    It is possible that the 45 is linked to the 47, as in all of their appearances outside of NTP (that I know of) they are both found together and are interchangeable.
     
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  6. Jez

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    There was one 45 diagram out of Paddington (to Liverpool) in a very short period in the 80s. They were very rare outside of that. I don't think anyone would consider 45s/46s to be representative of traction in and out of Paddington in any time period.
     
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  7. andrewandjane66

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    From "This is Paddington" by John Vaughan, published in 1982
     

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  8. Jez

    Jez Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Possible but not probable. 46s sequestered from NE/SW services through Bristol and the West Country and 45s on coal trains from Cricklewood where crews obviously had type knowledge.
     
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  9. Jez

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    I guess a railtour with a 40 could be added to the pack like you have on ECW.
     
  10. finntd#7891

    finntd#7891 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking they will allow us to use the class 40 on Diesel Legends when we get the Freight services which will come if you have HFP
     
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  11. CowBoyWolf

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    They are already released just not mentioned
     
  12. finntd#7891

    finntd#7891 Well-Known Member

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    oh I didn't know that
     

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