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Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive


Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

Years Released: 1996 1997 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive
Running Number: 37424
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 7/8 inches - 25.2cm.
Models Produced: * 2,100
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1996 1997

1996 1997
Company: Transrail - Transrail
Logo: Transrail Logo
Logo Years: 1994 - 1996
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.

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Model Year Details (2)

1996 R.327 1996
Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive
1997 R.327 1997
Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive

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Model Catalogue Information

1996 Class 37 diesels alwasy look businesslike, powerful and probably even aggressive and the Transrail livery now applied to this elder statesman of locos seems to accentuate the look. A ringfield motor is used to power the locomotive and supplies enough strength to haul not an inconsiderable length freight train.
1997 The Transrail livery of 1994 onwards gives emphasis to the aggressively powerful look of this elder statesman among heavy-duty locomotives. It is used by Transrail to distribute freight country-wide. The models ringfield motor supplies ample power to haul a substantial freight train.

Motor Information

1997 Ringfield

Price List

1996 £34.99

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R.327 - Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1996
R.327 Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1996

R.327 - Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1997
R.327 Class 37 Co-Co Diesel Electric Locomotive - 1997

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