Saturday, June 3, 2017

British Railways Class 28 on the Leven Viaduct, Cumbria, England, 1963

A total 20 of this class, often referred to as 'Metrovicks', were built over 1958-1959. The axle arrangement was an unusual Co-Bo and the prime mover was a low-speed Crossley 8-cylinder HST V8 two stroke engine; an experiment in two stroke versus four stroke engines for diesel-electric traction.  The engines had exhaust pulse pressure charging and developed 1,200 horsepower (895 kW) at 625 rpm.

Another Wallace Trickett painting.

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