a failed Eurostar - a Class 373 EMU (electrical multiple unit) is rescued by a Class 67 (affectionately known as a 'Skip') utilising a connection device as the two draw-hook assemblies are different. It was then dragged DIT (dead-in-tow) to the North Pole Depot over in west London where the Class is looked after. These 740+ ton machines regularly exceed 175mph on their trip to France and Brussels with the Class holding a record speed of about 208 mph. Their electric motors produce an approximate 7,000+ Horse Power when going full speed.
it does beg the question though, how many men does it take to couple-up a loco..
I should have mentioned the reason why it failed was not a mechanical issue with the train itself but there was some altercation with some overhead line equipment earlier that day rendering the supply inoperable on that line.
credit and thanks to rail-net.co
In: Other Entertainment
Tags: Eurostar, rescue, Class 67 'Skip', detonators, topedo's, rtfm, north pole depot,
Location: United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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