|View single post by Huw Griffiths|
|Posted: Tue Dec 8th, 2009 04:22 pm||
|There can sometimes be other reasons why a different engine might need to be used in a refurb / restoration job.
The July 2009 edition of Railway Modeller contained a detailed article about efforts to revive a 1903 North Eastern Railway petrol-electric railbus.
It turns out that the group doing this work would not be allowed to use an original spec engine, even if they could find one:
This is probably just as well - as the engine bay is combined with one of the driver's cabs, I'm sure the health and safety lot would have had plenty to say.
Whenever any new (or restored) traction is introduced onto British metals, it needs to undergo a strict licensing procedure. The people behind this rebuild want the railcar to do more than just sit in a museum - so they can't afford to mess around.