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Old 15th October 2012, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Harry Grainger View Post
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...
The modernisation of the UK's railways, with the ending of steam locomotion, created a market for suitably-size diesel engines. Paxman had a range of engines that could be developed for that market and they worked closely with English Electric until they were absorbed by the larger group in 1965. Not too long afterwards, both were subsequently subsumed into Arnold Weinstock's GEC empire.
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