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Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by Victor, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Spamcan81

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    Thanks for the explanation. I thought 15/50 stood for 1500cc/50hp.
     
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    So did I, TBQH: they made it awkward with cylinders/power output too - 4/44, 6/99, 6/110.

    Edit: I chose a poor example there! Useful info from Wiki -

    Later, the first number equalled the number of cylinders. After 1956, this number was changed to reflect the engine's displacement for four-cylinder cars.

    IIRC the legendary "Prince Henry" Vauxhall was a 30/98. Wonder if the same was going on there?
     
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    Anyone remember this from the Eagle comic?

    IMG_0143.png
     
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    D9000 due to work Steam Dreams trip from King's X - Edinburgh as far as York on Thursday 23rd November. About 08.40 from The Cross. 08.52 passing Hornsey, 9am start at work - perfect!
     
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    :Happy::Happy::Happy:

    I'm still not too keen on the white cab surround but...............I'll live with it.:)
     
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    IMG_8288.jpeg Appropriate for this thread I think :)
     
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    Might get on the bus into town to see it and stand on Spital Bridge just like I did nearly 42 years ago to watch the last Deltic service :(
     
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    Will there be a 47 on the back pushing?;)
     
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    Damn - I'm now working tomorrow. That's that knackered then. Oh well.
     

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