The Anonymous Widower

A Stray Class 68 Locomotive At Stratford Station

I took these pictures of a Class 68 locomotive.

You don’t see them very often at Stratford station.

But when you see them in a station, as I did here, you realise how much less noisy and smelly they are than the ubiquitous Class 66 locomotive.

This blog post from Reading University entitled EU Emission limits bite for new freight locomotives, gives a few details.

  • The Class 66 meets the Stage 3A emission regulations, but the author does not know of any plans to meet Stage 3B.
  • The Class 68 meets the Stage 3A regulations, and can be easily modified to meet Stage 3B.
  • The Class 70 meets the Stage 3A regulations, but not Stage 3B, although that could be a future option.

You certainly don’t see anything other than a Class 68 pulling a passenger train.

July 10, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

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