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Damon Cross
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Ruislip Depot

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Details: This curious looking machine has no less than eight axles on four bogies. It was one of 18 sleet locomotives built in 1939 and 1940, each being formed by joining two 1903-vintage electric locos together, back-to-back. The resulting locos were numbered ESL100 to ESL117 and were used to clear ice from the rails. The fitting of de-icing equipment to many passengers cars rendered them surplus in the 1970s and 1980s and most were scrapped, just ESL107 surviving in the LT Museum collection. ESL117 was looking a bit worse for wear when seen at the Ruislip Depot open day on 28th October 1990.

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