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Hybrid class 37 ?

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Old 1st October 2021, 11:21
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Hybrid class 37 ?

A UK technology company is working on transforming a class 37 diesel locomotive from the 1960s into a hybrid motive power unit that could see service into the 2060s. Motive Zero, the company behind the project is also working on an even earlier design, the pre-war shunter designated class 08, with the same ambition.


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Old 15th October 2021, 21:13
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Well the 37 has electric traction motors, with a diesel engine which turns a generator. So it's conceivable to feed electricity to the control circuits.

Personally I'd be delighted to see 37s get an extended life, but I'd really miss that 'growl'.
"Dad, when I grow up I want to be an train driver."
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