A brand new UNOPENED & UNRUN 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their DIGITAL SOUND series. This Transrail Class 60 Co-Co Diesel Electric named Skiddaw running number 60005 is being offered in two tone grey. Comes complete with all paperwork, accessories (where supplied) and packaging!
The British Rail Class 60 is a class of Co-Co heavy freight diesel-electric locomotives built by Brush Traction. They are nicknamed Tugs by Rail Enthusiasts.
In the 1980s, British Rail decided it had a requirement for a high powered Type 5 diesel locomotive for use on its Trainload Freight sector. On 10 August 1987, the British Railways Board issued a competitive tender for response by 7 November, for a fleet of 100 locomotives. Of the six companies invited to tender,only three bid responses were received.
Of the three bidders, Brush was selected, and an order was placed for 100 locomotives in a deal worth around £120 million.