Model Details

Class 56 Diesel Locomotive


Class 56 Diesel Locomotive

Years Released: 2005 2007 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class 56 Diesel Locomotive
Running Number: 56090
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
Model Information: Length - 252mm.
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:

2005 2007

2005 2007
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Railfreight Grey
B.R. Railfreight Grey
Livery Details: Grey with yellow cab ends and black window trimmings.
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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Previous: 2032 - November 2023
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Model Year Details (2)

2005 R.2476A 2005
Class 56 Diesel Locomotive
2007 R.2476A 2007
Class 56 Diesel Locomotive

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Motor Information

2005 Five pole Ringfield.
2007 Five pole Ringfield.

Price List

2005 £55.99

Catalogue Images (2)

R.2476A - Class 56 Diesel Locomotive - 2005
R.2476A Class 56 Diesel Locomotive - 2005

R.2476A - Class 56 Diesel Locomotive - 2007
R.2476A Class 56 Diesel Locomotive - 2007

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