British Rail Class 37

British Rail Class 37

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The British Rail Class 37 is a diesel-electric locomotive. Also known as the English Electric Type 3, the Class was ordered as part of the British Rail modernisation plan. The Class 37 became a familiar sight on many parts of the British Rail network, in particular forming the main motive power for Inter-City services in East Anglia and within Scotland. They also performed well on secondary and inter-regional services for many years. The Class 37s are known to railway enthusiasts as "Tractors," a nickname derived from the similarity of the sound of the locomotive. As part of the large scale dieselisation brought about by the British Rail modernisation plan a need was identified for a number of type 3 locomotives of power output 1,500 hp to 1,999 hp. English Electric had already been successful with orders for type 1 and type 4 diesels, and had produced locomotives of similar power to that which was required for railways in East Africa. A design based on the exported locomotives was put forward and accepted. The design was for a general purpose locomotive and initially found service in British Rail's Eastern Region.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135921851
  • 9786135921854