Diesel Locomotives in British Gaseous Coal Mines

CIM Bulletin, 1946


AM indebted for most of the information in this paper to Mr. P. S. Lea, Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines of Great Britain, and Mr. A. E. Crook, Engineering Inspector of Mines, Ministry of Fuel and Power. Other coal-mining men in Canada may be as surprised as I was to learn that there are twenty-five Diesel locomotives in service underground in British gassy coal mines (see Appendix A). Many more are in use underground in non-gassy coal mines and in metal mines.
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