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PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr 2013 01:08 am 
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A question for those who know trains.
Is the cattle nudger on the front attached to the main frame or the front bogey on a 4-x-x?

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My guess is that the cow-catcher would be fixed to the sole bar rather than the bogie :think: I'd imagine that if it was fixed to the bogie and collided with a cow, the bogie would become derailed :idea:

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deffinatly attached to the main frame work to avoid the 'cow catcher' breaking loose under the load of impact and derailing the locomotive.


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'Cow catchers' as fitted to the front of Wild West locos in the USA were fitted to the buffer beams, so yes not the bogies.

Not really seen in the UK as all railways were fenced in, in the countryside, so rare for cattle to wander.


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hootonpeter wrote:
Not really seen in the UK as all railways were fenced in, in the countryside, so rare for cattle to wander.

In Britain maybe but not in other parts of the UK, :wink:

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fred wrote:
In Britain maybe but not in other parts of the UK


Quite right, common in Ireland (particularly on the NG lines, see this cover photo of a loco on the Schull and Skibbereen Tramway and Light Railway (best named railway anywhere ever). They could also be found on locos used on industrial and agricultural lines in other parts of GB.

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fred wrote:
...They could also be found on locos used on industrial and agricultural lines in other parts of GB.
Not to mention the "Island of Sodor". I make no apologies for referring you to the first story in "Toby the Tram Engine". The Rev W Awdrey knew his stuff.

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