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how are goods rakes, weight n cargos made up

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  was reading Noels ''Did many 4 wheel timber wagons run in Ireland? the video is great

if you had 30 wagons in a rake, and 10 were to be loaded with say timber, which wagons would be loaded

the loco end, the break end? the middle?

i suppose i am asking on prototype and in model rail, does the different weight of carriages and wagons make a difference depending on where they are placed

 
EIR 22 and green, must be O'rish
 
 
 
 

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Hi WaYSidE

 

From what I have read on this forum in the prototype, wagons are marshalled depending on where they are going and which need to be dropped off first. In model form the positioning is not an issue. 

MikeO

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On my visits to Ireland 2000 to 2005 bogie wagons (loaded or unloaded) on freight trains were always marshalled next to the loco with any 4 wheel wagons  at the rear of the train.

 

Ernie

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hi MikeO,

yip i would agree, not that i know much about trains,  i was thinking about certain photos of prototypes ,, a loco then a few wagons, then a flat then the same number of wagons, i have seen it more than once.

i sorta presumed the train was going to same place,

Then there is loading, timber wagons, if you build a train in the west with some full wagons, and collect timber along the way, sometimes the train isnt picking up full wagons at the next station, its stopping on a loading siding and getting filled.  it really doesn't matter but it was always puzzling me...

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