Bo-Bo diesel-electric

  • 1960s Railtours with a difference

    1960s Railtours with a difference

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    Keith Farr takes a nostalgic look at some notable steam rail tours from the 1960s

  • Italian Caimano to lose passenger work

    Italian Caimano to lose passenger work

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    ITALIAN Railways (Trenitalia) has been slowly withdrawing its Class 656 Bo-Bo-Bo locos for several years. The 4,200kW 3kV DC locos were officially nicknamed ‘Caimano’ (after caiman or alligators), and 461 were built between 1975 and 1989. Around half were later converted to freight-only Class 655. These are also now being replaced by more modern locos.…

  • Layouts we love: The delicate dance of an A4 Pacific

    Layouts we love: The delicate dance of an A4 Pacific

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    Pete Kelly is caught up in nostalgia as he spends an hour surrounded by John White’s remarkable OO-scale Leeds and Doncaster layout.  John White has built several well-known O-scale layouts, including one that can now be seen at the Oakham Treasures Museum in Bristol called ‘Oakham Halt’, which the public can operate, and which he…

  • Heljan adds Class 17 ‘Clayton’ Bo-Bo to its O-gauge range

    Heljan adds Class 17 ‘Clayton’ Bo-Bo to its O-gauge range

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    Heljan’s new addition to its O-gauge range is a Class 17 ‘Clayton’ Bo-Bo diesel-electric.

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