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British Rail Flying Saucer

British Rail, the former British nationalised railway company, once patented a design for a nuclear flying saucer. The 1970s patent design wasn’t for a run of the mill flying saucer, but for an Interplanetary nuclear powered flying saucer.

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Toton Depot

Toton is the largest UK traction depot of the modern era in terms of locomotives allocated. The location of Toton Depot lies between Derby and Nottingham on the Erewash Valley line.

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Featured Loco: BR Class 31

The BR Class 31 or Brush Type 2 diesel-electric A1A-A1A locomotives were introduced in 1957. They were initially employed on the Eastern Region and later on the Western and London Midland Regions. Some were taken out of service in 1970s and 80s, but the majority were withdrawn in the late 1980s to 2000 period. A handful remain in service at the time of writing.

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