Bulleid's diesel dinosaurs

Bulleid's diesel dinosaurs

Although diesel-electric locomotives are still thought of as ‘modern traction’, pioneering models were in service more than 65 years ago, with some of the first being the Southern Region’s main line trio 10201-10203, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

Southern Region Diesel Electric 10202 powers away from Southampton Central with the down Bournemouth Belle on May 17 1958. The train is formed of 12-wheel Pullman cars – a formidable load for any locomotive. Dave Cobbe Collection/Railphotoprints.co.uk.

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