Originally Posted by Harry Grainger
Sorry K they were labelled English Electric according to my notes. As far as I know and I stand to be corrected, they were built in same factory, but Paxman's as fitted to Naess Parkgate etc. were for for marine use and English Electric nameplate were for use in diesel trains, how the GTV's got railway ones don't know but maybe that is why they were nightmares
I read a newspaper article not that long ago. We understood (didn't we?) that their record on BR was good (a track record, sorry) and that we were misusing them in some way. Evidently the railways were being told exactly the same thing in reverse and that they were no more reliable on wheels than when on plates "They have a perfectly good reputation at sea it's something you are doing with them".