London Underground Diesel Locomotives

London Underground Diesel Locomotives

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Diesel locomotives have seen limited use on the London Underground, largely because exhaust gases cannot be discharged when the vehicles are working in tunnels. A prototype diesel engine was built in 1939 from two 1915 stock motor cars, which was expected to be part of a batch of ten, but experience with battery locomotives showed that these were a better alternative. Three 0-6-0 diesels were obtained in 1971, to replace the last steam engines, but were too short to operate the signalling system, and too heavy for some of the bridges. In 1996, fourteen diesels were supplied by Sch ma of Germany, which were used during the fitting out of the Jubilee line tunnels. They were fitted with exhaust scrubbers, to enable them to work in the tunnels.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136560135
  • 9786136560137