It’s CanPac movie night tonight! We begin with the video above that shows heritage railway restoration skills in action, with the Watercress Line’s staff from the boiler shop riveting the bufferbeam and frame extensions of 3505 Canadian Pacific. The team seemingly made the work look easy and easily completed the work in a day. With this complete, the oldest surviving Merchant Navy class locomotive is another step closer to being brought back to life. This video was shot and edited by Sue Dixon.
Our second video highlights another important operation, this time swapping the bogeys of Bulleid carriage 1456 using a steam powered crane. This video was shot and edited by David Snow.
Before we move on to the third video, we have a question –
Canadian Pacific’s driving wheels are 6ft, 1 and 1/16 inches in diameter. Let’s call it an even 6 ft. When Canadian Pacific is running at a main-line speed of 60 miles per hour, how many times a second do these massive wheels turn? Worked it out? The answer is in the film below created by Sue Dixon.
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