Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 6th May, 2023)
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX500)
Deutsche Bahn: It's a long way from home.
I’ve seen this one last year waiting for my train. I counted about 14 wagons. The smell was awful …. (If it was the same one).
Some people love Diesel/Electric engines but to me they are boxes on wheels. I watch train truckers on Tv and it shows them moving a diesel to some gala or other and train enthusiasts turn up from miles away to see it running. To me there is no graceful design not like steam trains maybe it is the brute force of the engines what they go to see?
It is a class 66 diesel electric,very powerful engine.
Waste disposal train on its way to a landfill I believe to be at Appley Bridge
Wakefield to Knowsley via Calder Valley, the engine in a class 66 very powerful pulling very many container wagons. The train is on its way back from the waste depot at Knowsley, Liverpool and heading back up to Wakefield.
Good one Dennis.
This could be the Knowsley to Wilton (N.E. England) Bin Liner train.
22 special rail wagons, each with 3 containers filled with waste. A chap by the name of Don Coffey has put some brilliant videos on YouTube.
Not to be missed.
Just to add more info. The class 66 locomotive has a 12 cylinder 3,000 hp engine and can reach 75 MPH. Build for heavy freight and mixed traffic. Very powerful.
American built loco manufactured by a subsidiary of the Caterpillar company.
When I videoed the smelly train it going over Warrington lane bridge, I counted about 20 odd containers
Re Jim Latham's comment - Don Coffey's videos on Youtube are excellent. There is one of a 66 like this one, going through Wallgate and Pemberton to Knowsley - the bin liner train mentioned above.
Further to Jim Lathoms comment.It is Merseyside rubbish from Knowsley to Wilton on Teeside to be incinerated and produce electricity.No landfill !
Merseyside have a 30 year contract so plenty more smelly trains through Wallgate to come often 2 a day.
I would rather watch Micks video of the train going over Warrington road bridge.
One a day philbee there and back.
Here is a video taken from the cab of one of those 'Bin Liner Trains' on the return run with empties, going back to Knowsley, the video starts at the point at which the train is going through Hindley, but you can watch it from the beginning
Powerful loco - knows as "Sheds" - but not the most powerful. The Class 68 has more power according to a friend who knows about that stuff.
Philbee. You make a very good point. This waste burned and the heat generated is used to make electricity. No landfill in this process, although I'm not sure of the overall efficiency of this process.