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Greetings folks,

Back to the Railway Museum in York now and this boy was the engine in front of No1 (which I posted a short while back)..

This to, is a first, and very rare indeed! This was the first Shunter to be powered by Diesel engine alone.. It was ordered as an experiment to see if it could actually work way back in the early 1930's.. It proved successful at its job, indeed in some cases it proved cheaper to run than steam engines..
By 1935 the experiment had been proved a success and more were ordered..

A rare engine indeed..

Hope you like,

(LMS means London, Midland and Scottish Railway..)
January 14, 2013
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Jan 14, 2013 11:26:03 am
What an amazing photo of this super cool train Rob. I've never seen one like it before.

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 11:46:45 am
Considering they were still puffing away here with steam engines into the late 50's and early 60's this is quite remarkable for the time.

Cool bit of history mate and built to last by the looks of it :)

by Maxidyne Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 11:57:58 am
I saw this type of engine frequently working on the steel mill tracks when I was a kid. A real workhorse.

by Buffalo1 Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 12:27:15 pm
Looks like it belongs on Sodor, a really useful engine, just like Thomas :-)

Another great first, don't know why but this sort of engine looks 'right' painted black....and I love the giant cheese grater on the front..10/10

by neiwil Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 1:11:43 pm
A superb image of this shunter Rob.

by jayfar Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 1:14:47 pm
Very cool Rob, and thanks for the info... LMS was my favourite of all the 4 rail regions.. thought Stanier designed some of the best steam engines in terms of look and tractive power.. and of course what engine doesn't look good in LMS Red??

by tigertim Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 1:42:50 pm
Very nice Rob. I particularly like the colour of the green one to the left. That was the colour of my bedroom wall when I was growing up!

by blinkings Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 1:45:27 pm
I have always loved British Trains and dreamed of taking one of your famous rail journeys... if I ever do make it back over your way this place will be a "must see"!


Jan 14, 2013 4:36:05 pm
very nice

by flavia49 Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 5:04:47 pm
Wonderful capture of this classic engine
Very good information

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 6:25:46 pm
The cool POV and detail in this shot makes for a fine presentation of this old timer, mate. I suppose I should dig up some of the old diesel fotos that I took several years ago. Nowhere in as good a shape as this one, though.

by goodoleboy Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 6:57:10 pm
Unlike most British shunters I saw, this has a decided American look to it: the engine housing, the prominent cab. Take those buffers off and it would look at home in the B&O museum.

by weesel Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 7:42:08 pm
There's just something fascinating about these big engines.... A really sweet shot of this one, Rob! Fascinating information as well.

by RodS Homepage »

Jan 14, 2013 11:22:02 pm
Looks small in light of today's diesels but was a breakthrough at the time. I'm enjoying the York Museum...more anytime you please.

by bmac62 Homepage »

Jan 15, 2013 7:10:38 am
Thats a big hunky looking train wow what a nose on it very cool.

by dakotabluemoon Homepage »

Jan 15, 2013 10:24:36 am
Very nice shot, great!

by Darkwish Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 15, 2013 10:34:49 am
Heavy stuff but great histories whit them lol..... Thanks to be there for all Have a smile in your heart ((5++))

by mickeyrony Homepage »

Jan 23, 2013 11:42:32 am
What a cool looking piece of machinery!!! Awesome!

by lunchlady Homepage »


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