The Fell Locomotive (1952)

In 1951, Professor Fell designed a novel express passenger diesel mechanical locomotive for British Railways to compare with the diesel electric locomotives which were to replace steam. The... See full summary »

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In 1951, Professor Fell designed a novel express passenger diesel mechanical locomotive for British Railways to compare with the diesel electric locomotives which were to replace steam. The construction of the locomotive at Derbyshire Works is followed and the operation of the unique transmission system is explained. It is depicted as a great success, eliminating the inefficient generation of electricity to drive electric motors. The locomotive design was not perpetuated. Written by Louis Heath

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UK

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English

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