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Discussion in 'International Transport' started by 89-763-733, 29 Oct 2011.
Wow, quite impressive!
It was rather hellfire though not exactly environmentally friendly
Apparently they don't usually clag that much, the driver was a crank and was quite happy to play to the gallery
This one kicks out a fair amount of s**t too
I don't think this could quite enter the finals, but still it is pretty 'hellfire!'
From a quick browse around Youtube, Russias' diesel locos seem to be absolutely abysmal for meeting environmental standards, though absolutely awesome for hellfire clag at the same time! It seems to be the 3TE10 type locos that are the main culprits.
For instance, I would absolutely hate to be stuck in the rear cab of the loco on the rear of this train while passing through that tunnel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enJXPVZ-omw&feature=related
And this is what happens when one of those beasts gets a bit boisterous!
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Additionally, to give some credit to our home traction, 56301 recently put up one hell of a fight for the gold medal at the Swanage Railway diesel gala, and I've personally seen a couple of 56s form an opaque smokescreen across entire stations!
And from a more distant perspective (This view of it is incredible):