Diesel mechanical locomotive, 1956
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actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

Diesel mechanical locomotive, 1956

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Diesel mechanical locomotive number 11139, built by the Hunslet Engine company in Leeds, West Yorkshire, 3 September 1956. At this time the railways were losing money and it was hoped that more modern traction, although expensive, would attract more passengers and industries to use the railways as services would be made faster and more reliable.

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