The locomotives were purchased from Fragonset Railways, and overhauled at its Derby workshops. The British Rail Class 52 was a class of 74 Type 4 diesel-hydraulic locomotives built for the Western Region of British Railways between 1961 and 1964. Class 31 numbers 31 128 and 31 461 are now owned by Nemesis Rail, based at Burton upon Trent. British Railways’ ‘Pilot Scheme’ to replace steam traction saw 20 Type 2 diesel locomotives built by Brush Traction in 1957. British Railways’ ‘Pilot Scheme’ to replace steam traction saw 20 Type 2 diesel locomotives built by Brush Traction in 1957. 31468 was broken up for spares, finally being scrapped 6 June 2018. Once the electrification from Crewe to Glasgow was completed the locomotives were moved to the Great Western Main Line (GWML) out of Paddington to allow the retirement of most of the remaining diesel-hydraulic locomotives then in use. This was done to try to prevent passenger sectors of BR borrowing the locomotives from the Freight sectors, and to cut down on maintenance of surplus equipment. Construction of the first locomotive was completed in the final week of September 1957, and the handing-over took place on 31 October. Browse and download a wide range of free locomotive reskins from Richard Fletcher. The Class also made its way into other regions of the railway network, becoming a popular sight on both the Western and London Midland regions. A superb train, super attention to detail, working lights and a fan on the roof of the train. Sounds now featured from classes 03, 04, 08, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 33, 35, 37, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50, 52, 55, 56, 57, 66, 73, DEMU and DMU!! An N Gauge model of the Class 31 is currently produced by Graham Farish (in both "skinhead" and headcode box versions) with re-tooling for an updated model taking place in 2012; Lima also produced an N scale model ("skinhead" only). class a4 4-6-2 br green 60009 / lner blue dwight d eisenhower / lner green golden eagle / br green seagull 60033 / br green guillemot 60020 31-2000 MANOR 4-6-0 GWR GREEN 7802 / BR GREEN 7820 / BR GREEN 7823 / BR BLACK 7829 The trial was a success, and in 2000 it was repeated in the summer timetable. D5518 (or 31101) is one of two Class 31 diesel locomotives based here at the Avon Valley Railway. They were numbered 11503-11506, then D2953-2956, and two survived long enough to enter the BR TOPS system as 01 001 (D2954) and 01 002 (D2955). 2012 saw the return of the Lima model in the Hornby "Railroad" (entry level/cheaper) range. Roderwolde. Currently the only OO Gauge model of the Class 31 is that produced by Hornby since 2004; both body styles are available in various liveries. British Railways' (BR) Class 42 Warship diesel-hydraulic locomotives were introduced in 1958. Please study pictures for a clear indication of condition. In 1999, Fragonset won a short-term contract with Silverlink for two locomotives to work in top and tail mode with two Mk. As they were slowly relegated from express passenger uses, the type found work on secondary passenger and freight services where they worked for many years. The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. Some of the sub-class were painted into Civil Engineers all over Grey livery, although most were subsequently painted into the "Dutch" Yellow and Grey livery. As the standard BR general-purpose diesel shunter, the class became a familiar sight at major stations and freight yards. Built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows between 1967 and 1968, the Class 50s were initially on a 10-year lease from English Electric Leasing, and were employed hauling express passenger trains on the, then non-electrified, section of the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Scotland. Only two locomotives (31 601 and 31 602, formerly 31 186 and 31 191 respectively  ) received this modification, performed during their time with Fragonset Railways. Upon withdrawal four locomotives  were converted at Stratford into train pre-heating units. Initially numbered D400 - D449 and known as English Electric Type 4s, the locomotives were purchased outright by British Rail (BR) at the end of the lease and became Class 50 in the TOPS renumbering of 1973. It was quickly followed by nos. Hornby R3661 Class 31 D5509 BR Green. A total of ten were produced, these being numbered D8400-D8409. They had an ETH index of 66, equivalent to 330 kW, which was sufficient to power trains of up to eleven Mk 3 carriages. 31 440 was hauling a train that collided with the wreckage. The traction power output of some of the 31/4 subclass was therefore limited to a maximum of two-thirds of that of the non-ETH variants, this did not help the performance of an already somewhat underpowered locomotive, and late running of these 31/4-hauled services sometimes happened. There were a further 10, which have subsequently been scrapped. 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