Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

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Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm

All around our world different engineers designed vehicles which seemingly suited the circumstances with which they were dealing.

Across the British railway network, and particularly on some of the light railways which sprang to life after the Light Railways Act 1896, there were a number of unusual locomotives and railcars.

This article focusses on two locomotives - Gazelle and Old Chainey.

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Re: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

Postby rogerfarnworth » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm

Three further unusual locomotives/railcars. ...

The first was the first Michelin Pneumatic-Tyred Railcar (Type No.9) in the UK. The second are locomtives designed to serve the narrow gauge lines in The Guinness Factory in Dublin and a clever conversion vehicle which allowed the same locos to proviide traction on the Irish Standard Gauge as well. The third are railcars that were used by Colonel Stephens on a number of his Light Railways. ....

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Re: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

Postby Bigmet » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:47 pm

When it comes to unusual locomotives, have you encountered this little treasure trove?
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... coloco.htm
Hours of wonder and entertainment.

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Re: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

Postby End2end » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:44 pm

Bigmet wrote:When it comes to unusual locomotives, have you encountered this little treasure trove?
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... coloco.htm
Hours of wonder and entertainment.

Well I never!
DOG powered railways??? :o
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... ograil.htm
:lol:
Thanks for making me laugh Bigmet. :mrgreen:
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Re: Unusual Locomotive and Railcars

Postby Buelligan » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:16 pm

Bigmet wrote:When it comes to unusual locomotives, have you encountered this little treasure trove?
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/LOCO ... coloco.htm
Hours of wonder and entertainment.


Bookmarked that site, very interesting locos there.


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