I like watching old steam trains take off from stations. Smoke, steam and the slow increase in the choof choof as the beast starts to show its power. I don't make a habit of looking at old steam trains on You Tube, but I discovered there is another aspect to a steam train starting off. That is, sometimes they don't do so smoothly. Their wheels spin and the engine clatters. Brilliant. That is why some of them have sand to drop on the track, to gain traction. Hey, I am picking up the train lingo.
Ah, then I discovered that it can also happen with diesel electrics. I'd never really thought about it. This engine looks like and old Victorian Railways model.
What more can I find out about old trains? Train travel is so good for the environment compared to car and plane travel. Oh, clagging. That sounds slightly rude. Please don't look at the Urban Dictionary definition. Don't do it. A movie tells a thousand words. Remember, this is not a steam train.
I imagined starting a diesel electric train is just a matter of turning on a switch and pressing a button. Apparently not. They can be difficult to start. You get clagging as well with this one. I suppose it eventually gets going and settles down.