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Israel - Skips and other GMs

Discussion in 'Photography Sites, Blogs & Videos' started by 87015, 4 Dec 2018.

  1. 87015

    87015 Established Member

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    Recent visit to Israel which must now be the nearest place to the UK which has an intensive diesel-hauled service. 86 locos across three classes are in the passenger pool all powered by GM 710 power units, the majority being basically straight 67 clones and the others being a 68-style body but none of the noise. Fascinating place and great for filling the book up with over 70 locos there to be had over a few days!

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  3. MK Tom

    MK Tom Established Member

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    A fascinating country which I hope to visit myself before long. Thanks for posting.
     
  4. gingerheid

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    Fascinating post; thank you!
     
  5. 87electric

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    Thanks for sharing the photos and info. Interesting you compare to Switzerland moneywise. Good to know.
     
  6. edwin_m

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    I was there last week and the wires are going up rapidly on the section between Ben Gurion airport and Tel Aviv itself, which will allow the Jerusalem service to be extended.
     
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    Very interesting, enjoyed reading about it.
     
  8. theblackwatch

    theblackwatch Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Despite what some may think, this is a fascinating country. I managed 53 new diesels for haulage in one day earlier this year! (Not sure I'll ever beat that?) Plus plenty of tourist interest - I had a day at Jerusalem which was fascinating and in my 'top 10' of tourpst destinations of all time. Just make sure you get used to teenage squaddies wandering round with guns on the trains though...
     

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