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B.R. Steeple Cab Locomotive


B.R. Steeple Cab Locomotive

Years Released: 1960 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: B.R. Steeple Cab Locomotive
Running Number: None
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: 0-4-0 Steeple Cab
0-4-0 Steeple Cab
Designer: Tri-ang Railways
Class Information: After “Rocket” won the Rainhill Trials in 1829 the future of railway steam technology was entrenched for many years to come. Innovations in design continued to keep pace with increased demand, but one negative of steam propulsion could not be ignored; the safety aspects of steam locomotives in confined areas such as tunnels. The earliest practical solution to over-come this problem came in the form of over-head electrical propulsion. By 1895, a 675-Volt DC was devised by General Electric for working the 1-1/4mile Howard Street tunnel adjacent to the new passenger railway terminal in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. More...
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: 0-4-0
Model Information: Operates either from the track or, at the flick of a switch, from the overhead wires.
Models Produced: ---
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Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Late Crest
Logo Years: 1956 - 1967
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Green
B.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with orange and black lining with yellow lettering.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

Model Ranking:
Current: 2956 - December 2023
Previous: 1883 - November 2023
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Model Year Details (1)

1960 R.254 1960
B.R. Steeple Cab Locomotive

Related Service Sheets (2)

19 Chassis, Motor, Pantographs Etc. - R.252, R.254 January 1960
19 (Addendum) Chassis, Motor, Pantographs Etc. - R.252, R.254 with Addendum January 1961

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1960 B.R. logo.

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R.254 - B.R. Steeple Cab Locomotive - 1960
R.254 B.R. Steeple Cab Locomotive - 1960

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