A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their DCC Series. This locomotive is the BR Green (BO-BO Diesel Electric) running number D8053. This green bodied with contrasting grey roof and part yellow cab and front ends includes, unopened accessory pack and paperwork.
Class 20 diesel locomotives were built in 1957-1968 by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows or at the Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn works at Darlington. Class 20 locomotives have a maximum tractive effort of 42000 lbf (187 kN) and Class 20 diesels have a maximum speed of 75 mph. Class 20 locomotives only have one cab at one end and consequently they often work in pairs. Class 20 diesel locomotives were built for light to moderately heavy freight trains.
The British Rail (BR) Class 20, otherwise known as an English Electric Type 1, is a class of diesel electric locomotive. In total, 228 locomotives in the class were built by English Electric between 1957 and 1968, the large number being in part because of the failure of other early designs in the same power range to provide reliable locomotives.