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Trio Of Diesels

While I was at the Great central Railway at Loughborough I took this picture of a trio of diesel locomotives in the yard.

I don't dislike diesels but am not an afficiando either but the one at the back is D123, "Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry" and details can be found at http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/About_Us/Locomotives.aspx?ID=3

The orange one is a Brush Type 2 and details can be found at http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/About_Us/Locomotives.aspx?ID=22 and the loco on the right is a Crompton Type 3 and details of this are at http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/About_Us/Locomotives.aspx?ID=26

 

Trio Of Diesels

While I was at the Great central Railway at Loughborough I took this picture of a trio of diesel locomotives in the yard.

I don't dislike diesels but am not an afficiando either but the one at the back is D123, "Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry" and details can be found at http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/About_Us/Locomotives.aspx?ID=3

The orange one is a Brush Type 2 and details can be found at http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/About_Us/Locomotives.aspx?ID=22 and the loco on the right is a Crompton Type 3 and details of this are at http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/About_Us/Locomotives.aspx?ID=26

 

comments (6)

Splendid Brian: I remember all three classes with great fondness
Brian Walbey: I used to go to work in London hauled by the orange type, seems a long time ago now Chris, the 1960's and 70's.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Oct 2008, 11:06
I don't understand diesel engines, they seem to look too functional and haven't got the "personal" character of steam engines.

Doesn't make this a bad picture though,there's everything it needs - a good diagonal, contrasting colours, good exposure, clarity and also a bunch of engines for people who like them.

Any idea what the one is that's tucked behind the red one?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie, the one tucked in behind is the D123 I refer to in my notes.
Superb shot Brian. Not easy to find these days!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, quite a lot of the Heritage Lines have got a range of diesels as well as steam these days.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 27 Oct 2008, 16:13
A joy to the eyes, how trains should look in my opinion, along with the wonderful old puffer puffers from the time when railway travel was romantic and exciting smile
Brian Walbey: I agree Paul, these days they are all basically multiple units, the only loco hauled trains seem to be freight ones.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Oct 2008, 16:31
What is it about trains, Brian! They always make a Kid out of me and yet with a sense of awe!
Brian Walbey: Thnaks Ginnie, I said to one of the girls on SC the other day how pleasing it is to have so many ladies who appreciate our "boys toys" shots.
I'm not a great diesel fan but then we had those awful D800 things in the west!
Brian Walbey: Were they the Western warship class you are referring to Bill, they never got across to the LNER where I lived, it was an excitement for me to see one on occasional visits to Paddington.

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