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Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest
Era 6 (1967 to 1972) British Rail Blue (Pre-TOPS)
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation
With demand for coal falling during the 1960s, many small mining companies were losing money hand over fist. Despite the difficult circumstances, the purchase of a Bagnall diesel locomotive allowed the G. Lee Mining Co. to resist closure owing to greater operating efficiency. In fact, the locomotive made such an impact that there was hope the mine would stick it out long enough to rake in the big money once their competitors had closed down.
* 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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