A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their DCC SOUND TTS series. This Class 37 or type 3 locomotive running number 97301 is being offered in Network Rail YELLOW livery model reference R3289TTS.
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.