Graham Farish 371-172 N Gauge Class 37/5 37669 WCRC Maroon
Graham Farish 371-172 N Gauge Class 37/5 37669 WCRC Maroon. The British Rail 1955 Modernisation Plan paved the way for the large-scale replacement of steam traction with diesel locomotives, and one of the most successful diesel locomotive designs to result from this was the English Electric Type 3. These 1,700hp Types 3 diesel-electric locomotives were built at English Electric#s Vulcan Foundry and by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns between 1960 and 1965, with 309 examples produced in total. The class proved popular with railwaymen and so in 1985, a major refurbishment programme for the Class 37 locomotives was sanctioned to extend the working lives of 135 locomotives.
Features of the refurbishment involved plating over the four-character head codes and sealing off the nose end communication doors. A new subclass was created for locomotives refurbished with Electric Train Heating (ETH) equipment, allowing their use on passenger trains the whole year-round. The Class continued to be widely used into the Privatisation-era, with examples operating for the likes of EWS, DRS, West Coast Railways and Colas, whilst others have received'retro' heritage repaints.
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- MPN: 371-172
- Era: Era 10: Post Privatisation 2010 - 2025
- Livery: West Coast Railways Maroon
- Brand: Graham Farish
- DCC Type: DCC Ready
- Scale: 1:148
- Gauge: N
- Type: Locomotives
- Loco Class: Class 37
- Decoder Version: 6 Pin
- Brand Collection/Range: Pre 2020
- UPC: 803393060633
- EAN: 0803393060633