- Favorite diesel or electric loco of the last 40 years(enthusiast nerd content )
Just an idea, but would anyone be interested in some sort of forum ride for the SVR diesel weekend ?
I know a few spots where there’s bridleways and other trails 😉 close to the railway.
This was on the pedestrian level crossing at Eymore Wood on my commute.
Posted 5 years agomunrobikerMember
I am first and foremost a steam fan, and none of the early diesels do it for me since they “killed” steam.
Newer stuff though, I love the 225 and 125 in GNER or the black and white Intercity livery, and the APT and Class 89.
I find the diesel and electric freighters from the mid 80’s to mid 90’s coolest.
Class 59 (or 66)
If I’m honest, the LNER A4s and A3s and LMS Coronations are by far the nicest trains in existence.
*denerds*Posted 5 years agobrackMember
Wow…great getting old. You think bugger it I’m proud of what I like.
Deltics- they were a rare treat in Newton le Willow
50’s – tried to get as many ticked off whilst on holiday in Cornwall …awww happy family memories
But for grunt and rolled up just get on with it …. Class 40’s or 37’s
What was Stalybridge famous for loco wise ?Posted 5 years ago
I think the 47 should be held in high esteem because it still looks modern, not bad for a 1962 loco.
And seeing as someone mentioned steam era, got to be an A4 (fastest), a 9F (last built/most modern design, record for heaviest freight train) and a Duchess Class (most powerful). Although the Britannia Class is pretty good looking I think.Posted 5 years agosangobeggerMember
Yes I Hornby trains when I was a kid, and yes the Mallard is the nuts as far as trains go – but, and this is a biggie folks, this is a mountain bike forum for hard ass bikers. It is not a nerdy trainspotter site, AND chaps with notebooks and binoculars need to bugger off to steam monthly or whatever you get off on. There! Someone said it!Posted 5 years ago
Gweilo – yes – 26/27s – both exclusive to Scotland, nice little burbly Sulzers built by Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co, whio also buolt the slightly higher powered 33 for the Southern (also another nice burbly Sulzer engine).
Binners – aaaah, my two favourites in one pic!
I never “got” the hydraulics, one of the very things I can now say that I am too young for.
Ace thread. Keep it going! Aside from Graham, who else is going to the SVR gala in just over a week? Will look out for you.Posted 5 years agorkk01Member
Ok – I’ll succumb. Used to love these things as a kid – steam and diesel. BUT firmly put it all behind me on going to college… 😳
… Bit of a shame really, as home to college by train included Class 50 hauled services from Exeter to Salisbury and Class 33 Salisbury to Southampton / Fareham / Portsmouth. 50 from Exeter St Davids to Exeter Central was always loud.
Did once see a 55 (Gordon Highlander) re-start from St Davids and pull a full railtour up the curve to Central. No understatement to say that the air shookPosted 5 years ago
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