Diesel locomotive, 1956
Title: Diesel locomotive, 1956
Place: Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Description: London & North Eastern Railway J45 class diesel powered shunting engine, shortly after its completion at Doncaster works, 20 June 1944. The locomotive had been built by the LNER and English Electric company. Diesel shunters began to become increasingly common from the 1940s onwards. They could be stopped and started at the flick of a switch, unlike steam shunting engines, which took hours to fire up, cool down and clean.
Our reference: 1995-7233_LIVST_LX_65b
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