Model Details

Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive

U.K.
E3000

Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive

Years Released: 1964 1965 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive
Running Number: E3000
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 81 (AL1)
Class 81 (AL1)
Designer: AEI
Class Information: British Railways Modernisation Plan put forth plans in the late 1950ís to electrify large parts of the network using 25-kV AC electric over-head catenary. As a large number of unproven electric locomotives would be required to take over both passenger and goods services over former Midland West Coast Mainline (WCML) as steam was retired, British Railways placed orders for five designs of varied source for comparison purposes. The AL1 was the first, often regarded as the most successful, of the prototype designs that followed. More...
Weight: 80 tons
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: BO-BO
BO-BO
Model Information: ---
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:

1964 1965

1964 1965
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Electric Blue
B.R. Electric Blue
Livery Details: Electric blue with white lining and lower yellow cab ends.
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 (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1964 R.753 1964
Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive
1965 R.753 1965
Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive

Related Service Sheets (8)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
70 AE1 Locomotive - R.753 April 1968
OPSS1 Overhead Power Supply System - Page 1 & 2 1961
OPSS2 Overhead Power Supply System - Page 3 & 4 1961
OPSS3 Overhead Power Supply System - Page 5 & 6 1961
OPSS4 Overhead Power Supply System - Page 7 & 8 1961
OPSS5 Overhead Power Supply System - Page 9 & 10 1961
OPSS6 Overhead Power Supply System - Page 11 & 12 1961

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1964 Locomotive with working pantographs and Magnadhesion.
1965 Locomotive with working pantographs and Magnadhesion. Operates from the High-Low Dual Control System either from the track, or at the flick of a switch, from the overhead power system.

Catalogue Images (2)

R.753 - Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive - 1964
R.753 Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive - 1964

R.753 - Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive - 1965
R.753 Class E.3000 Electric Locomotive - 1965


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