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Class 69 No. 69001 for GB Railfreight.

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by free2grice, Feb 16, 2021.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR_Class_V_180

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR_Class_119

    119s were built by "23 August" Bucharest Locomotive Works, 56s were built by Electroputere. Same country, but built by different companies about 150 miles apart. So to what Fred suggested, I suspect very little was common except the country of origin and wheel arrangement. It'd be like comparing 4Fs and Collett Goods.
     
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    I forgot they had been renumbered at unification .I new them as 219 s, a photo attached of several on Schwerin Shed on 16/10/1994. Also a photo of a 228 ex class 118 on Zittau shed ,07/11/1994.Its the only photo' I have of one of them ,they were thin on the ground in 1994,wholesale scrapping .They were built at Karl Marks Babelsburg.GDR .Both classes were of course Diesel Hydraulics.
     

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    Not sure about Falcon, but the other 3 classes you’ve mentioned owe they’re design to Wilkes and Ashmore who were industrial designers, there’s a bit about them here https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/people/ap189/wilkes-ashmore
     
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    The last Class 47s were released in 1968 (D1960 in November 1967; D1961 in May 1968) and the first Class 56 arrived in July / August 1976, although many required re-working and weren't accepted until 1977.
     
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    Romanian 56 s at Toton .17/09/1992
     

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    902CB5C9-C6B9-452E-9E65-8163FD4F1252.jpeg Screen Grab from insta, 69001 has broken cover!
     
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    Higher quality pics taken from the GBRF fb page 199508277_4027886707294239_7887353263705200970_n.jpg
     

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    I like, looks a lot better than the large logo on number 2.
     
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    Yeah, GBRF livery works well on a number of locos (thinking of 50007/49). The retro liveries often look slightly off.
     
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    I like the speed whiskers on the cab, it’s a nice little embellishment.
     
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    Looks OK, albeit in my opinion the speed whiskers would look better if they extended across the cab doors.

    I assume if this livery theme is to be continued 69003 will have a Romanian flag on the side...


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    2D9C3B18-2536-45A0-801C-42513AD6A034.jpeg RTC then for the latest one…
     
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    Would be nice to see them all lined up together somewhere, could make for an interesting photo.
     
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    But Romania was not coming out of communism in the 1970s.
     
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    Have you a cite for that please? TIA
     
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    I thought the purpose of putting work out to Craiova was about the ability of UK factories to deliver in time.
     
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    Number 5 has broken cover! A578F01A-ED7A-4900-9874-378FFB0333E9.jpeg Screen grab from elsewhere on internet photographer unknown.
     
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    Very BRCW!
     
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    Have to say I don’t think it looks bad. Looking forward to the variations on the other 5.
     
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