Foster Yeoman

08-07-2012

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  Top: Foster Yeoman were the first to run their own locos over the then BR system hauling their stone trains.  This view is is of the 5 Class 59s, which were US built by General Motors Electro Motive division.  They have a creep control system, controlled by doppler radar which enables them to put the maximum power down on starting through controlled wheel spin.

 Next: British Rail's then latest heavy freight loco was the Class 58, represented at the Open Day by 58012.

 

 

 

 

Next: The predecessor of the Class 58 was the Class 56, represented by 56031 with several others behind.

 

Bottom: A celebrity visitor was D6700, the first example of Class 37, which had been restored to it's original green livery  and pre TOPS number.

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Photos not otherwise credited are 2001/2002 S G J Huddy.  Other photos are included with permission of the copyright holders.