Friday, June 21, 2013

Gas Turbine


The GWR Brown Boveri gas turbine locomotive was never a glittering success but despite being unique and abandoned in 1960, the beast still survives. Mind you, it's more luck than judgement with travels around Europe and conversion into an experimental tool included in the escapade.

I took this photo at Crewe in March 2004 when the loco was in pretty good shape even if the bodysides were turning a fetching shade of GWR green!

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