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Blue Train restored
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No: 7763   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1985   Manufacturer: Other   Country: Scotland
Blue Train restored

Glasgow Blue Train 303001 restored to near original livery in 1985 to celebrate 25 years of service at Kilpatrick on a Helensburgh to Airdrie working.
Picture added on 19 November 2009 at 06:17
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Should have said that they were all built by the Pressed Steel Company at Linwood near Paisley.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 19 November 2009.
When they were first introduced to traffic some exploded and had to be withdrawn , this allowed steam to get an extra 10 months of life.

Added by Dave Forbes on 29 September 2010.
The service, which celebrates 50 years in November 2010 only lasted for a month before all the units were withdrawn literally overnight and a steam service reintroduced. This was because of transformer explosions which had occurred on test. However a further incident in which a guard was injured resulted in the units being taken out of traffic. The logistics of putting the steam service back in could not be achieved in today's railway.
I think it was October 1961 when the Blue trains reappeared. The transformers were fitted with a cooling oil bath and a relay called the Buchholz Relay which would trip if any overheating occurred and render the unit dead until it cooled down.
I had the "pleasure" of working with the Blue Trains and saw this to good effect one particularly hot summer's day when the service was severely disrupted because of overheating and dead units!!!

Added by Paul Strathdee on 01 October 2010.
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