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Locomotive Deliveries

We love multiple locos running together here at Trainbits. New locomotive deliveries often give rise to long loco formations. Here are a few such movements on Youtube from around the world.

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The Longest Freight Service

Last Tuesday the first freight train arrived in Madrid from China. The longest freight service in the world covers over 8,000 miles and crosses eight countries.

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Featured Loco: BR Class 59

The British mainline locomotive fleet today consists of large numbers of foreign-built locos. Back in the early 1980s this would have seemed very unlikely, but in 1986 the first of the US-built BR Class 59 locomotives arrived.

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Clagging and Fire

Excessive exhaust smoke due to unburned carbon gives rise to the railway slang term clagging. Youtube has some spectacular examples, including those where flames are actually seen.

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