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Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era
Between 1998 and 2004, 33 of the locomotives were converted from Class 47s to Class 57s by Brush Traction. The Class 57 features re-conditioned EMD engines and new traction alternators.
Network Rail leased six Class 57s fitted with either tightlock couplings or Dellner couplers enabling them to be used as rescue engines for EMUs in the south of England, with the locomotives having fulfilled a similar function as Virgin Train Thunderbirds on the ECML.
A locomotive with plenty of history and style is a worthy addition to any train enthusiast's collection while adding a modern and colourful twist.
* 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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