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C.E.P.S. 179

Overhaul of CAV AC203 Alternators Fitted to Diesel Multiple Units

British Rail

This is the document that works would have used when overhauling the AC203 alternators.

November 1976
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C.E.P.S. 24

Overhaul And Repair of Smiths Combustion Heaters for Diesel Multiple Units

British Rail

This is the document that works would have used when overhauling heaters. It is quite technical, using test equipment not available to most preservationists, but still a very useful document. It doesn't cover many of the variations and alterations. A newer version is the document WOSS 830-4, and many of the diagrams used were taken from the Smiths Spare Parts book.

October 1972
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WOSS 830/4

Combustion Heater - Smith

British Rail

Workshop Overhaul Standard Specification - this is the document that works would have used when overhauling heaters. It is quite technical, using test equipment not available to most preservationists, but still a very useful document.

July 1987
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Brake Percentages

Diesel Railcars

British Railways

Lists brake details for each lot number - the drawings for the bogie and underframe brake details, the type of cylinder used, the brake power an brake percentage (against weight).

Date unknown, probably late '50s.
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Heating

Multiple Unit Diesel Trains

British Railways - Western Region

A small (165 x 100mm) booklet issued to operating staff describing how to operate the heaters. Scan courtesy of Steve Carter. It has separate chapters for suburban vehicles (Class 116 an 122) with semi-automatic controls, Cross-Country (Class 120) with semi-automatic controls and Cross-Country (Class 119) with fully automatic controls.

August 1959
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B.U.T. Service Bulletins

British United Traction

Not strictly a manual, but the Bulletins were issued as updates to the manuals, and were very technical.

1950s onwards


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British Railways 460 B.H.P.

50000 Series Cars Traction Equipmant

British United Traction

The manual for vehicles supplied with the Leyland Albion 230 H.P. engines.

1950s


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British Railways Diesel Train

'A' & 'L' Type Units (50,000 series) Overhaul Manual

British United Traction

The standard manual for most Blue Square DMUs, also relevant to the 5xxxx series White Circle cars.

Mid - late 1950s
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BUT Spare Parts Catalogue

AEC Section

British United Traction

Lots of catalogue numbers and exploded diagrams.

1950s


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BUT Spare Parts Catalogue

Leyland Section

British United Traction

Lots of catalogue numbers and exploded diagrams.

1950s


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BUT Spare Parts Catalogue

Self Changing Gears Ltd Section

British United Traction

Every single nut and bolt that went into the S.G. gearboxes described in detail, plus some great exploded diagrams.

1950s


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Service Manual BUT Traction Equipment

British Railways Diesel Railbus

British United Traction

Detailed service manual for the BUT parts (engine / gearbox / controls etc.) on a diesel railbus.

1958


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A.C. Generator Equipment

Maintenance Instructions

C.A.V. Limited

Maintenance for CAV AC8 Alternators.

Undated.
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Generators Type AC8

Spare Parts List

C.A.V. Limited

The Spare Parts list for AC8 Generators with exploded diagrams.

Undated
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Rectifiers

Spare Parts List

C.A.V. Limited

A spare parts list with exploded diagrams for the CAV rectifier.

Undated.
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Compressors

(Service Data)

Clayton Dewandre

Possibly not for any specific railcar compressor but as useful guide as to how they work.

Circa 1954
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Rotary Exhauster

For Railcars - REGA 242-1

Clayton Dewandre

This type of exhauster was fairly standard throughout DMUs and here is the official literature on it from the manufacturer. There are two versions of page 2 in the pdf, one is from a later version with alternate diagrams.

October 1955
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Heaters

Service & Instruction Manual

Dragonair

Dragonair heaters were fitted to some DMUs (such as Class 110s) from new, but were less numerous than the Smiths brand, and were less successful and were soon replaced. This volume cover the DVLA/80 type, rated at 80,000 btu.

undated
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Instruction Book for Gresham's Quick Release Vacuum Brake Equipment

On British Railways Railcars

Gresham and Craven

Basically a compilation of drawings and details of parts used, and schematics of the braking systems.

1950s


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"Liliput" Dual Regulator

Type L/T2

J. Stone & Co.

A detailed look at the Regulator.

Undated - thought to be circa 1950s
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"Tonum" Control Panel

Type S>80/T2 or S.300/T2 Enclosure: Open

J. Stone & Co.

A look at the Tonum Control panel with open enclosure. Only the first page available in pdf.

Undated - thought to be circa 1950s
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"Tonum" Generator Control Panel

Type S.80/T2 and S.300/T2 Enclosure: Totally Enclosed

J. Stone & Co.

A description of the totally enclosed control panel.

Undated - thought to be circa 1950s
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"Tonum" Generator Control Panel

Type S.80/T2 and S.300/T2

J. Stone & Co.

A look at the Tonum Control Panel

Undated - thought to be circa 1950s
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Train Lighting

Introduction

J. Stone & Co.

Introduction to how the train lighting equipment works.

Undated - thought to be circa 1950s
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Train Lighting

Control Panel Type S.300/T2 or S.80/T2

J. Stone & Co.

A Description of the workings of the control panel.

Undated - thought to be circa 1950s
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Train Lighting System

The Lamp Resistance

J. Stone & Co.

Describes the lamp resistance. Only the first page available.

Undated, thought to be circa 1950s
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"Tonum" Control Panel

Wiring Diagram

J. Stones & Co.

The wiring diagram for the Tonum Control Panel

Undated - thought to be circa 1950s
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Smiths Combustion Heating Equipment

Spare Parts List

S. Smith & Sons

This document has many useful exploded diagrams showing the construction of the heaters which were re-used in many other heater documents. It's an early issue and so covers the early heater designs.

March 1960
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Type R14 Gearbox

Service Manual

Self-Changing Gears Ltd

This is straight out the BUT 50,000 series overhaul manual.

1950s


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Type RF28 Final Drive Unit

Service Manual

Self-Changing Gears Ltd

Description, servicing, overhaul & spare parts.

1950s


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Type SE4 Gearbox

Service Manual

Self-Changing Gears Ltd

Description, servicing, overhaul & spare parts.

1950s


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