RailPictures.Net Photo: 2857 Severn Valley Railway Steam 2-8-0 at Highley, United Kingdom by Georg Trüb
 
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» March 12, 2019
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The 2-8-0 freight train steamlocomotive # 2857 of the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) is leaving Highley with a contemporary (partly) "loose coupled" freight train. Such trains with brakes on the locomotive and the guards van in the rear only were common in the UK till around 1960. Three link couplings left a considerable gap between wagons of around 8 inches when pulled taught. I can only think that one of the reasons for this was that it was possible for a locomotive to move a heavy loaded train from stationary by picking up the weight of each wagon one by one. By the time the guards van at the rear of a 40 – 50 wagon train began to move the engine itself had moved 10 to 12 yards, creating quite a jolt at the guards van end.
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