Battery powered trains

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Battery powered trains

Postby Ian Everett » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:47 am


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Re: Battery powered trains

Postby grovenor-2685 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:20 am

What goes round comes round, eventually. The last ones I remember were converted from first generation DMUs 50 or so years ago.
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Re: Battery powered trains

Postby Horsetan » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:26 am

That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Battery powered trains

Postby Noel » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:28 pm

grovenor-2685 wrote:What goes round comes round, eventually. The last ones I remember were converted from first generation DMUs 50 or so years ago.


They were based on Derby lightweight body shells, but were, I think, battery electric from the start, not conversions. They are preserved in Scotland on the line for which they were built in the mid-1950s - http://preserved.railcar.co.uk/RoyalDeeside.html

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Re: Battery powered trains

Postby allanferguson » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:58 pm

It was, I believe, highly regarded; but every time I went up to Aberdeen to have a run on it, it had broken down (or at least was out of service). I don't think reliability was very good.

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