The Anonymous Widower

What’s This Dirty Rotten Beast Doing On The GOBlin?

I photographed this dirty rotten beast at Blackhorse Road station on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line at 10:30 this morning.

Isn’t this very much a load of pollution in the face of all those, who had to put up with all the disruption whilst the line was electrified.

By the way, it is exhaust smoke above the train and not a tree on the nearby Wetlands!

The Class 70 locomotive is supposed to meet EU Tier IIIa emission regulations.

Pull the other one!

The freight train was going from Garston F.L.T. to Lonfon Gateway Freightliner.

As neither of these terminals are electrified, the train has to be diesel-hauled.

But surely, the diesel shouldn’t be throwing out this level of pollution.

February 20, 2019 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


  1. Most of the Trafford Felixstowe runs are diesel hauled even though around half of them go via London.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | February 20, 2019 | Reply

  2. I’m fairly certain, that Trafford Felixstowe will be within the capability of a Class 93 locomotive. For the shorter trains, they may even manage the cross-country route. We’ll see in a couple of years.

    Comment by AnonW | February 20, 2019 | Reply

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