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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Who Needs Wires?

One of the drawbacks of the S&C is that it is not electrified - unlike an increasingly high proportion of the UKs railway network. This means problems for diversions especially. Things are changing though.

Today saw a very long passenger train being hauled over the S&C by a bi-mode electric locomotive with a diesel engine too. The sight was nicely captured by the Kirkby Stephen RailCam as the Class 88 locomotive flaunted its electric pantograph pick-ups retracted whilst under diesel power.

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And at Ribblehead:

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