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Shunter

 

a self-powered locomotive used on railroads for booster or switching work. It is a thermal type driven by a carburetor or diesel internal-combustion engine with a power of about 200 kilowatts. Shunters usually have mechanical or hydraulic transmissions.

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Shunter locomotives are commonly used in rail yards to assemble trains and conduct short-haul journeys.
The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, was named after railway workers operating in goods yards.
GE Transportation, JSC Locomotiv, and JSC LKZ plan to jointly develop shunter diesel-electric locomotives suitable for use in the Republic of Kazakhstan and across the CIS region using a track gauge of 1520 mm.
The shunter driver client deployment is targeted at the Symbol CE mobile device, amongst others, and support for the Mobile Opera browser in ICEfaces was critical to our success," Turner recalled.
Joe O'Brien, 79, who still lives in Sandwell Street, Caldmore, where he was based at the time of the murder, worked on the railways as a shunter and recalled police searching wagons at Witton railway station.
On September 26, 1940, Mr Tunna was working as a railway shunter on Wirral's network as the Luftwaffe rained bombs down on Birkenhead docks.
These were then hoisted on to the back of the lorries using a little fork-lift truck driven by a shunter.
The freight train is passing the Courtaulds (Foleshill) shunter which ceased operation the following decade.
Amongst the stories is the tale of "The Little Train Robbery", the visits of King Edward the Seventh in 1906 and the Prince and Princess of Wales two years later, accounts of Irish cattle running riot in the stationmaster's garden, the occasional derailment, the tragic death of a shunter, and practical jokes involving cheese sandwiches and grease.
It was another setback for the man who had also worked as a shunter at Duddeston Mill, was a university testing technician and tried employment in California for six months.
It's thought of of as a minority activity in the same category as collecting diesel electric shunter numbers or participating in kendo.