A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Branchline Model Railways” as part of their Blue Riband series. This Class 37/4 or type 3 Diesel locomotive running number 37 429 with DIRECTIONAL LIGHTS is being offered in Regional Railways livery named “EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL” model reference 32-376.
The locomotive is complete in every respect and comes with all usual refinements to include picture card service sheet and sealed etched plates and accessories.
The British Rail Class 37 is a diesel-electric locomotive. Also known as the English Electric Type 3. This type of locomotive was ordered as part of the British Rail modernisation plan.
The Class 37 became a familiar sight on many parts of the British Rail network, in particular forming the main motive power for Inter-City services in East Anglia and within Scotland. They also performed well on secondary and inter-regional services for many years. The Class 37s are known to some railway enthusiasts as “Tractors”, a nickname due to the agricultural sound of the diesel engine of the locomotive.