A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Model Railways” as part of their latest DCC ready series. This engine is the Bachmann Class 44 Whernside 44 006 BR Blue weathered model: 32-651A
The British Rail Class 44 or Sulzer Type 4 diesel locomotives were built by British Railways’ Derby Works between 1959 and 1960, intended for express passenger services.
In part inspired by LMS prototypes 10000/1 and by Southern Railways 10201/3. The Class 44 diesels were some of the first big diesels commissioned for the British Rail modernisation project and were the precursors to the Class 45 and Class 46 locomotives of similar design.
They were originally numbered D1-D10 and named after mountains in England and Wales and, along with the similar Class 45 and 46locomotives, they became known as Peaks.