Paxman Valenta

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RichmondCommu

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G'day,

Just curious to know whether any of the original Paxman Valenta engines have survived? A preserved HST set would not be the same without that famous "scream". And for the record I'm a Deltic fan and as we all know HST's killed the Deltics!

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Richmond Commuter!
 
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Quite a few Valenta engines were bought by the 125 group during the FGW re-engineering project, along with other parts. They quite possibly did the same when GNER/NXEC were having MTUs fitted as well.
 

theblackwatch

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Also, the NRM has a Valenta power unit which is being refitted to the prototype power car.
 

colchesterken

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there was a pic in one of the railway mags of a bloke standing by a pile of about 10 of them for the preservation project. hope they dont go rusty before they get used some of these projects take years
 

harz99

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Don't the Network Rail owned HST Power Cars still have their Valenta's?
 
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