Bachmann 32-341

Class 25/2 D5282 BR Two-Tone Green (Small Yellow Panels)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest
Era 6 (1967 to 1972) British Rail Blue (Pre-TOPS)

Manufacturer description

Class 25/2 D5282 BR Green Small Yellow Panel

Built: 1961 - 1967

Constructed by: BR Derby, Crewe & Darlington Works and Beyer Peacock

Duties: mixed traffic

Highlights

• All new model featuring full directional and cab lighting

• Sprung buffers

• Pre-fitted speaker for ease of Digital Sound installation

History

Following publication of the British Railways Modernization Plan in 1955, the British Rail Class 25 diesels were introduced into service in 1961 and were more powerful than the Class 24 Bo-Bo diesels introduced three years earlier. A total of 325 Class 25 Diesel Locomotives over several sub-types were built, most at BR Derby, but some were constructed at Crewe and Darlington with a further 26 built by Beyer Peacock of Manchester.

As Type 2 locomotives, the Class 25s were often seen working in pairs to increase operational power. The class was, however, a true mixed traffic locomotive, equally at home on either passenger or mixed freight duties. They were well suited to the task of replacing steam traction on duties over a wide area of the British Railways system and were allocated to numerous depots across the Eastern, London Midland, Scottish and Western Regions. Although not allocated to the Southern Region, they were often seen on incoming and through traffic from the other regions. Following closure of numerous lines in the late 1960s and the resultant loss of passenger work, during the 70s & 80s they were more likely to be seen on either freight, newspaper, parcels or specialized duties. with notable examples including the provision of train heating for steam hauled specials in their swansong years. The Class was finally withdrawn from service in 1987, but twenty preserved locomotives survive to the present day.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
32-341
RRP:
£149.95
Release date:
2018

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 21 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Green
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Running number
D5282
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Rail Class 25/2
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
90 mph
Built
1963-1966
Total produced
327

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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