A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Model Railways” as part of their BLUE RIBAND series. This Class 25/1 running number D5182 is being offered in BR Green Livery Late Crest.
The British Rail Class 25 diesel locomotives were also known as Sulzer Type 2. In total, 327 locomotives of this type were built between 1961 and 1967. The Class 24 locomotives were the precursor of the Class 25 design. But after the delivery of their first few units it became apparent that the speed ceiling of 75 mph (121 km/h) was unduly restrictive and the provision of a bit more power would be advantageous.
The Class 25 locos were primarily designed for freight work, but a significant number were fitted with boilers for heating passenger trains. Throughout the 1970s they could be found at work across the whole of the British Rail network although the Eastern and Southern Regions never had an allocation. The final batch of locomotives were designated Class 25/3 and was to be built by BR Derby and Beyer, Peacock and Company of Manchester.
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