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Carriage pre-heaters ex-classes 15/25

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by The Green Howards, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. The Green Howards

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    I was looking at a photograph of a former class 15 locomotive used as a train pre-heater at Stratford, and noticed that one of the train description headlights had been relabelled "heat on".

    When they were modified into this role, did they remain self-propelled or was the engine used solely to power a steam boiler and/or electric generator, and were they coupled to a train with the aid of a shunting engine?

    Similarly, what was the situation with the class 25 ETHEL units?
     
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    Couldn't provide traction .The bogies currently under D8233 have no traction motors .
     
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    That would seem to answer my question - so another locomotive would move the pre-heating unit to the stock. Next question; could the class 15s provide steam and electricity for heating, or only one?
     
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    Eth d8233.org.uk
     
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    Thank you for that, my questions are answered :)
     
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    Yes in the case of the ex-25s at least that is what the ETH in ETHEL stood for. If memory serves me correctly Electric Train Heat Ex-Locomotive
     
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