As new (possibly test run only) 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” This Class 58 (CO-CO DIESEL ELECTRIC) locomotive running number 58046 is named “THORESBY COLLERY”. This example is in a three toned grey livery and includes, original packaging, picture card and paperwork.
TheBritish Rail Class 58 is a class of CO-CO Diesel Electric locomotives designed for heavy freight. Introduced in 1983, they followed American practice of modularisation. EWS withdrew them in 2002 after 20 years in service, and 32 were hired abroad – four to the Netherlands, eight to Spain and twenty to France.
Built at Doncaster the class numbered 50 examples The BR Class 58 has been one of the most successful heavy freight locomotives built. The loco was fitted with a Ruston Paxman four stroke, turbocharged 12RK3ACT power unit providing 3300hp. Originally conceived in 1977 the Class 58 was thought through in a way that no other locomotive of its time had been before.