A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Model Railways” as part of their latest DCC ready series. This engine is the Heljan Railways Class 45 Diesel BR Green D57 (small yellow panels).
The British Rail Class 45 or Sulzer Type 4 are diesel locomotives built by British Railways’ Derby and Crewe Works between 1960 and 1962. Along with the similar Class 44 and 46 locomotives, they became known as Peaks.
The Class 45s became the main traction on the Midland Mainline from 1962, and their introduction allowed considerable acceleration of the previous steam-powered service. The Class 45’s remained the main source of power on the Midland Main Line up to 1982. They were relegated to secondary services following introduction of HST’s on the route. From 1986 Class 45’s virtually disappeared from the line.