READING of the concerns raised regarding the pollution caused by diesel-powered trains, I was reminded of those superb cutaway drawings by L Ashwell Wood that appeared in the
One was of a rather futuristic idea of a Uranium 235 atomic-powered locomotive, that was published as a centre spread in the Eagle for August 1, 1952 (see above).
Very clean propulsion, but could an atomic reactor be realistically safely shielded in a locomotive? Who knows what the future may hold in forms of clean propulsion.
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