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Whats Your favourite Class of Diesel Loco & Why ?

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Old 14th June 2012, 18:55
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Favorite diesels.

Got to be Deltics, its the first type I saw at high speed on the ECM very impressive to a young lad of 14 in 1962.


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Old 14th June 2012, 19:05
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Got to be Deltics, its the first type I saw at high speed on the ECM very impressive to a young lad of 14 in 1962.
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Old 14th June 2012, 20:41
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Got to be the Deltics for me as well, they just looked so powerful. Then probably the Westerns & Warships, because they were different.
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Old 15th June 2012, 05:27
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class 26 for me out of inverness or the class 27s on the Dundee turns happy days.
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Old 16th June 2012, 11:59
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What is Your Favourite Class of Diesel Loco and Why ?
Class 59 in National Power colours,bright clean,powerfull,serviced by the book etc.A class 59 with 19 empty jma waggons accelerated faster than a class pulling only 7!
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Old 17th June 2012, 00:31
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My favourite UK loco is the Class 03 shunter which I used to see at Ipswich in the 1970s.

However my favourite locos are actually Australian - the NSW 48 Class and the Victorian A class.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V/Line_A_class

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/48_class

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Old 17th June 2012, 11:02
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I found it hard to warm to any of the first generation classes simply because whenever you saw one you weren't seeing a steam loco. Since I left the UK my reading has enabled me to admire the Deltics greatly - very worthy successors to the pacifics - and latterly the 43s for the same reason.

Out here in NZ long distance rail is almost all freight, so my interest in modern UK traction lies mostly around the 66s. Good looking well performed design by all accounts or they wouldn't have built so many of them.

As for those that used to work on the old GWR - only the Hymeks did anything for me. All the others were appallingly ugly, especially the Westerns. What I've read about them, especially the Warships, makes me very happy I never had to operate them
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Class 20. Oh, that noise!
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Old 21st June 2012, 20:46
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Got to be class 50's on a double header thundering through totnes station .... Just raw power!! No wonder they were called hovers as they sucked up everything in there path!! Lol
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Class 37 without a doubt, especially double headed at Newport of Cardiff on coal or steel trains. Could recognize the sound immedikately.
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