Model Year Details

2000 - Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive

U.K.
56066


Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive

Model: Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 56066
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: ---
Company: Transrail - Transrail
Logo: Transrail Logo
Logo Years: 1994 - 1996
Transrail
Livery: Transrail 2-Tone Grey
Transrail 2-Tone Grey
Livery Details: Light grey upper panel with lighter grey lower panel. Yellow cab ends with black window trimmings.
Company Information: Transrail was a freight company formed in 1994, and was based in South West England, Wales, the North West and Scotland. In 1996 the company was amalgamated with others to form EWS.
Year: 2000
Catalogue Number: R.2107D
Year Information: Two further running numbers are being added this year to the growing stable of Transrail Class 56s. Transrail was one of the private freight companies taken over by EWS in 1996. However, this did not mean that all the locomotives were immediately re-painted, many Transrail liveried 56s can still be seen hauling general freight as well as MGRs. Powered by a ringfield motor.
Model Motor: Ringfield
Publication: Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Sixth Edition 2000 - Millennium Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 46th Edition
Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Sixth Edition 2000 - Millennium Edition
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UK Price List: £49.50
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

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Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
2000 R.2107D 2000
Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive
2001 R.2107D 2001
Class 56 Diesel Electric Locomotive

Related Service Sheets (1)

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229B Class 56 Locomotive February 2001

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