by george matthews
philipmartin wrote:That is not a bubble car, nor any relation. The single car diesel units in Britain were designed for rural branch lines. Of course, most of the branches for which they were intended have been closed since then. They were a continuation of developments in the 1930s, when the GWR designed a number of diesel rail cars for its rural branches. I can remember when the GWR cars were replaced by the modern diesel passenger cars.kato wrote:Below is a photo of a Deutsche Reichbahn V180, diesel hydraulic. Thank you for the tip, Kato.philipmartin wrote:I noticed somewhere that a certain type of diesel in Germany i think it was, is called a doodlebug.The East-German V180 diesel locomotives had that nickname.
Also a Wiki article on the topic. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/DR-Baureihe_V_180" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;