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Class 58 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive


Class 58 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

Years Released: 1996 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Class 58 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive
Running Number: 58050
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 58 (Type 5)
Class 58 (Type 5)
Designer: British Rail
Class Information: Development of second generation diesels came slowly to British Railways. But by the mid to late 1970ís the need for more powerful and specialised motive power was so great that BREL produced the Class 58 while production of earlier 56ís was still in progress, being first introduced in December 1982. More...
Weight: 129 tons
Purpose: Heavy Freight
Wheel Arrangement: CO-CO
Model Information: Length - 9 7/8 inches - 25.2cm.
Models Produced: * 1,600
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:


Company: Mainline - Mainline Freight
Logo: Mainline Logo
Logo Years: 1994 - 1996
Mainline Freight
Livery: Mainline Blue
Mainline Blue
Livery Details: Aircraft blue with a silver bodyside stripe. Large rolling wheels logo with Mainline branding.
Company Information: Mainline Freight was a freight company formed in 1994, and was based in the South-East of England. In 1996 the company was amalgamated with others to form EWS.

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Model Year Details (1)

1996 R.358 1996
Class 58 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

Related Service Sheets (2)

137B B.R. Class 58 Loco (as produced from mid 1985) September 1989
137B (Back) B.R. Class 58 Loco (as produced from mid 1985) - Back September 1989

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Model Catalogue Information

1996 Introduced into traffic in 1983, Class 58s are allocated solely to hauling MGRs (Merry Go Round Wagons) from the coal loading depots direct to power stations. The Hornby model is presented on this occasion in the livery of the independent freight operator, Mainline. The loco is fitted with a Type 7 motor is most suitable to haul R.033 and R.249 MGR wagons.

Motor Information

1996 Type 7

Price List

1996 £52.99

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R.358 - Class 58 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1996
R.358 Class 58 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1996

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