Model Details

Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive

U.K.
56048

Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive

Years Released: 2002 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive
Running Number: 56048
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 56 (Type 5)
Class 56 (Type 5)
Designer: British Rail
Class Information: During the early 1970’s the need for more powerful dedicated heavy freight diesel-electric motive power led to the development of the Class 56 in order to haul the newly introduced Merry-Go-Round dedicated coal traffic. The Class 56 was to be the first newly designed diesel in 15-years and was first of the second generation diesels used by British Rail. The Class 56 was nick-named “Grids” due to the expanded metal mesh grille located at cab ends. More...
Weight: 126 tons
Purpose: Heavy Freight
Wheel Arrangement: CO-CO
CO-CO
Model Information: Length - 254mm.
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:

2002

2002
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue Large Logo
B.R. Blue Large Logo
Livery Details: Rail blue with yellow cab and black window trimming, with large logo.
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)

YEAR CAT MODEL
2002 R.2235C 2002
Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
2002 A class of locomotive that is a veritable workhorse of the BR system. 135 were produced of which the first thirty were built in Romania. Introduced into traffic in 1976 the 56's are mainly used for heavy freight but can be seen on occasions, at the front of a passenger tram. The Hornby model represents the corporate colour scheme of BR in the late 1980's. Powered by a ringfield motor.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
2002 Type 7

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
2002 £51.00

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R.2235C - Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive - 2002
R.2235C Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive - 2002


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