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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Tue May 19, 2009 11:07 am

I remember the 4 CORs, with a certain amount of fondness.

I used to enjoy driving them, they had character. A good Westinghouse Brake, the 7 point. And they were reliable. You had to treat the Brakes with respect with a 12 Car, if you didnt then the train more than likely break away.

And the Motive Power Superintendant would not be happy. A Form 1 Job
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Post by 35005CP on Wed May 20, 2009 9:46 am

34017 Ilfracombe wrote:I remember the 4 CORs, with a certain amount of fondness.

I used to enjoy driving them, they had character. A good Westinghouse Brake, the 7 point. And they were reliable. You had to treat the Brakes with respect with a 12 Car, if you didnt then the train more than likely break away.

And the Motive Power Superintendant would not be happy. A Form 1 Job

Weren't these the units where the foorboards came up?

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Thu May 21, 2009 3:42 am

they had good quality lino Very Happy
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Post by 35005CP on Thu May 21, 2009 5:22 am

34017 Ilfracombe wrote:they had good quality lino Very Happy

Apologies, it was the Warships I was thinking off...

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Post by 34017 Ilfracombe on Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:48 pm

You are absolutely right 34012 Launceston. about the training school. We learnt all the 1936 Stock, drove them under the Instructors eye, except the Nelsons. I remember Terry Smith saying to me when I learnt the "Juice", youve driven these before (BILs). I grinned....

I had good tuition from Pompey Men, many I knew very well, and had many goes whilst route learning.. I too, never broke away with one. We had a turn, return of pompey papers, 0656 Pompey Harbour - Wloo. And remember well nearing Bedhampton, I thought " Sh**", we stop here, so I gave her a good bit of Brake, and prayed. She dug her heels in, I thought, cant release, entered Bedhampton, and she stopped right on the Signal.. Good old 3124 + 3167 + 3158. My toes certainly curled that day.

Yes happy days, but we learnt our trade from the older Drivers
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Post by 35005CP on Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:30 am

Is this a 4-COR end a possible contender for putting with the set? http://william.fotopic.net/p68069805.html

Certainly doesn't look in too bad condition and I have to say the NRM do a fine job with keeping the stock looking good.

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