Portuguese Railways’ English Electric Diesel Up Close.


Last Saturday, 30 March 2019, Denis McCabe and I navigated sinuous roads over the hills from the Douro Valley to Marco de Canaveses, Portugal in order to inspect one of Portuguese Railways’ vintage English Electric-built diesels that are temporarily assigned to scheduled passenger services on the scenic sections of the Douro Valley route to the east.

Locomotive 1455 restored in a retro-blue livery was laying over between runs at the Marco de Canaveses station. We had about 10 minutes to make photos, before we departed for the return drive to the Douro Valley to catch this machine at work.

I made these views using my Lumix LX7, but also exposed a few Fujichrome Provia 100F slides.

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One thought on “Portuguese Railways’ English Electric Diesel Up Close.”

  1. Hi, Brian! Very beautiful pictures of an attractive engine. I guess the old Alco-locomotives (identical to RS3) aren´t around any more. I could see some of them still active as I was in Portugal with my students back in the 1990´s. Greetings, Markku

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