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Old 15th October 2012, 19:05
muldonaich muldonaich is offline  
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Originally Posted by Ron Stringer View Post
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.
i dont know who built them but it was paxman engineers two of them flew out to carry out tests and repairs if my memory serves me right they found some of the engine bed bolts had sheared as well brgds kev.
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