Trains and Railways Remembered
TAT - Let's Go Explore ......
filmed and edited by - Alan Snowdon and with commentary from his wife Heather
filmed and edited by - Alan Snowdon and commentary by his wife Heather
filmed by : Roy Harrison in 1989 and 1991
British Rail Class 20
Power Type : Diesel-Electric
Builder : English Electric
Build date : 1960's
Configuration : Bo-Bo
They are known by railway enthusiasts as "Choppers", a name derived from the distinctive beat that the engine produced when under load which resembles the sound of a helicopter.
Moira junction as mentioned in this video clip is just a smidge under a mile ( 1.6 km) from my home. Alas Rawdon Colliery no longer exists and neither does Drakelow Power Station, so merry-go-round coal trains like these no longer operate around Moira.
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