A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Model Railways” as part of their BLUE RIBAND series. This Class 25/2 running number D5237 is being offered in BR TWO TONE GREEN livery.
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. The Class 25/2 locomotive featured restyled bodywork and two-tone green livery similar to that carried by the Brush Type 4 (Class 47). The majority were built at BR Derby although some came out of the Darlington works. The redesign principally affected two areas, the cab and the location of the air intakes.