Diesel locomotive, 1956

Diesel locomotive, 1956

Title: Diesel locomotive, 1956

Date: 1956-09-03

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

Collection: Liverpool Street photos

Background: BR Warflat