HC Deb 18 December 1919 vol 123 cc708-9W

asked the Minister of Transport whether it is intended to use oil-fuel locomotives on British railways?


The railway companies are considering the question of the use of liquid fuel in place of coal. My hon. Friend will probably remember that liquid fuel was used, successfully on one of the railways from 1886–1906, when its use was abandoned on account of the price. There is no doubt that some of the railways will commence using it again as soon as it is economical to do so.

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