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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..)
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What an amazing photo of this super cool train Rob. I've never seen one like it before.
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 :)
I saw this type of engine frequently working on the steel mill tracks when I was a kid. A real workhorse.
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
A superb image of this shunter Rob.
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??
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!
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"!
Wonderful capture of this classic engine
Very good information
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.
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.
There's just something fascinating about these big engines.... A really sweet shot of this one, Rob! Fascinating information as well.
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.
Thats a big hunky looking train wow what a nose on it very cool.
Very nice shot, great!
Heavy stuff but great histories whit them lol..... Thanks to be there for all Have a smile in your heart ((5++))
What a cool looking piece of machinery!!! Awesome!
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