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Gas Turbine Locomotives

Volume 530: debated on Monday 12 July 1954

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51.

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what information has been gained from the experimental gas turbine locomotives operated on his behalf by British Railways.

The only such locomotive which is being developed on my right hon. Friend's behalf is still under construction and not yet ready for trials.

Has the Ministry any information about the gas turbine locomotives that are in operation?

I think the hon. Gentleman should direct that question to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport or try to obtain the information by writing to the British Transport Commission.

Can the Parliamentary Secretary say whether the experiments proceeding at the Fuel Research Station have given satisfactory results?