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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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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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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 Some were taken out of service in 1970s and 80s, but the majority were withdrawn in the late 1980s to 2000 period.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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