Strange cumbrian coast

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Demps

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Last thursday while walking my dog i seen a Drs 66 on a single flask working, is this a first ?, i was quite gutted (no cam)
 
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It is possible that DRS are strating to use the newer 66's on workings, rather than the 20's or 37's, which would strike me as odd because 2 Bluestar 20's are more powerful than one 66... (2000hp as opposed to the 1800 by the 66's)
 

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It's more to do with having a spare loco in case of failure. Flask's aren't that heavy ;)

Single 66's have occasionally been used on flask trains given that there's less chance of them failing than with older locos.
 
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