Graham Farish 371-350Y Class 60 Diesel Co-Co Transrail 60061 Alexander Graham Bell
Exclusive to Buffers.
In the 1980s BR needed a high powered diesel to replace the Classes 56 & 58. Brush Traction of Loughborough won the contract and an order was placed for 100 locomotives. The initial loco was delivered in June 1989 and, after the teething problems were sorted out, the remaining 99 were delivered between then and 1993. Initially they were used by BR's freight sectors, before the formation of the Mainline, Load-Haul and Trans-Rail divisions of BR, where they replaced the 56s & 58s as well as a number of the smaller and older classes and were used mainly on the stone aggregate traffic.
After Privatisation in the mid 1990s, they were all taken over by EWS and then by D B Schenker when it bought EWS in 2007. They are now used on steel, petroleum and ballast trains as well as continuing to work the stone aggregate traffic. With the introduction of the Class 66s, a significant number of the 60s are in store at any one time and some are being offered for sale to other operators.
This model is designed to take small decoders with wire leads. This feature allows the user to choose and fit any of the commercially available small decoders to the internal printed circuit board (PCB).
This model is in the two tone grey Transrail livery that it would have worn between 1994, when Transrail was formed, and 1996 when it was purchased by EWS. This particular loco was delivered in June 1991 and, at the time of writing is up for sale.
Class 60 Diesel Co-Co Transrail 60061 Alexander Graham Bell (Buffers Exclusive)
- UPC: 101561
- Reward Points: 41
- Brand: Graham Farish
- Product Code: 371-350Y
- Ex Tax: £56.66