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Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive


Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

Years Released: 1995 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive
Running Number: 37885
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: Length - 9 3/4 inches - 24.8cm.
Models Produced: * 1,400
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
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Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Railfreight 2-Tone Grey
B.R. Railfreight 2-Tone Grey
Livery Details: Light grey upper panel with lighter grey lower panel. Yellow cab ends with 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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Model Year Details (1)

1995 R.243 1995
Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

Related Service Sheets (2)

105 6 Wheel Powered Bogies June 1978
105 (Back) 6 Wheel Powered Bogies - Back June 1978

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Model Catalogue Information

1995 One of the fleet of Class 37 locomotives in the distinctive and workmanlike triple grey livery of Railfreight Metals. This livery originated with Railfreights new look in the early 1990s when the sub-sectors each had their own sector symbols. The Hornby model is powered by a Type 5 ringfield motor.

Motor Information

1995 Type 5 Ringfield

Price List

1995 £33.00

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R.243 - Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1995
R.243 Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1995

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