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Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive


Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

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

Model: Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive
Running Number: 37***
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 37 (Type 3)
Class 37 (Type 3)
Designer: English Electric Company
Class Information: Nicknamed “tractors” due to their distinctive exhaust sound the all-purpose diesel-electric Type 3 / Class 37 locomotive were conceived as part of the British Railways Modernisation Plan. These versatile machines were introduced to the Eastern Region in 1960. Members of the class eventually saw service in many capacities from humble freights to inter-regional express passenger primarily on the Eastern Region, Western Region, and in Scotland. Although vastly reduced in numbers, variants of the class were still operational in 2010. More...
Weight: 105 tons
Purpose: Heavy Freight & Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: CO-CO
Model Information: Model had 37 on its cab sides and a sheet of transfers from which the purchaser could choose the remaining three digits of the running number.
Length - 9 3/4 inches - 24.8cm.
Models Produced: * 900
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:


Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue
B.R. Blue
Livery Details: Rail blue with yellow cab ends.
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.

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Model Year Details (1)

1996 R.871 1996
Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

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Model Catalogue Information

1996 Class 37s in the BR blue livery were a familiar sight on all regions of the rail network for many years until the more brightly coloured liveries started to appear in preparation for the segmentation of British Rail. Although there were 37 variants this particular subject has a centrally fitted headcode display and is driven by a ringfield motor. Alternate numbers are supplied.

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1996 £31.99

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R.871 - Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1996
R.871 Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1996

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