- Jan 7, 2009
The diesel on the back was assisting on some of the banks, as two extra carriages had been added to assist passenger distancing and the originally intended engine was a good deal more powerful.
Hundreds of S160s were built during WWII and shipped to Europe, many via the UK. After the war they were sent all over the world and several ended up back here. Some have been brought to the UK from Europe quite recently. There are more of them left world-wide than any other steam engine, not bad for something built to last no more than 10-15 years.