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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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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.
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In the course of these events shunter Tunna discovered two incendiary bombs burning in a sheeted open wagon containing 250lb bombs.
A new version of the Wartsila 20-engine, which is being especially developed for shunter locomotives, will be manufactured in the new factory.
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.
THERE are many folk in racing who are about as helpful to punters as a chocolate teapot, so thank God we have Channel 4's John McCririck and Tanya Stevenson to keep the flag flying for the everyday wagon shunter.
It is an option the railway shunter is considering although he has not made a final decision.
Joe Wilson, aged 50, has been a cleaner shunter at Stagecoach Nuneaton since January 2003 while Jamie, aged 25, has been at the depot a year longer.
Our shunter got off the loco to run ahead to change the points so we could couple up to a train of bolster wagons laden with huge hardwood logs, off a Palm Line ship berthed at the Quay.