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John Hillman
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L84 A456NWX

Location Link
Ealing Common Depot

Date added to site
04/10/2010

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Details: Photographed in rail mode at Ealing Common depot on 25th September 1993, Unimog L84 (A456NWX) uses its road wheels to provide traction on the railheads. The tiny rail wheels are only for guidance. The large air cylinders behind the cab are thought to be to provide train braking when coupled to rail rolling stock. Both this vehicle and similar L85 (C622EWT) remain in stock in 2010 but seem to be out of use at Lillie Bridge. Which reminds me, I really must publish a photo of L85...

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CatkinsThe airtanks ounted on the frame behind the cab provide the train air braking capability, as the Unimog, and any other truck, can not provide enough air at the right pressure using the ordinary systems.Sat 27/11/2010, 22:59