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Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era
Built between 1957 and 1968 for use on light mixed freight trains, 228 English Electric Type 1 (later to become Class 20) locomotives were built. Affectionately known as 'Choppers', due to their distinctive engine sound, most of the class have now been retired from traffic but a few remain working, particularly with GBRf. Six locomotives were sold to Hunslet-Barclay and modified following withdrawal in 1989 for contract freight traffic and weed killing trains.
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
60 mph / 75 mph
* 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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