Hornby R30041TTS

RailRoad Plus Colas Rail, Class 37, Co-Co, 37421 - Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2022) Current Era

Manufacturer description

Entering service as the English Electric Type 3, the British Rail Class 37 diesel locomotives were built at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows in a Co-Co configuration, based on locomotive designs for export markets. Built to undertake both freight and passenger work across all BR sectors, these engines proved highly reliable and, after overhaul, many survived in service across the network into the 1990s.


British Rail first placed an order for forty-two Class 37 locomotives in January 1959, the first of which was delivered in November 1960, entering service on 2 December with the last of this original batch complete by mid-1962, by which time subsequent orders had been placed. The last of the 309 locomotives built was delivered to the Western Region on 9 November 1965, originally numbered in the range D6700-D6999 and D6600-D6608.


Locomotive D6817 was built in March 1963 and renumbered to 37117 under the TOPS system in 1974. In 1988 the locomotive was refurbished and renumbered becoming Class 37/5 37421.


After privatisation of British Rail the locomotive passed to EWS ownership and remined in service until 2007. After a few years in storage the locomotive was purchased by the Harry Needle Railroad Company before being sold again in 2013 to Direct Rail Services. The locomotive was later purchased by a private owner before being purchased by Colas Rail Freight in 2018.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30041TTS
RRP:
£120.99
Catalogue:
2021 Range
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Yellow
DCC status
TTS fitted
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Yellow & Orange
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Running number
37521

Prototype information

Introduced
1963
Locomotive class*
Class 37
Operator
Colas Rail
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
CO-CO
Max speed
80 mph / 90 mph
Designer
English Electric
Built
1960-1965
Total produced
309

* 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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