Entering service as the English Electric Type 3, the British Rail Class 37 diesel locomotives were built at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows in a Co-Co configuration, based on locomotive designs for export markets. Built to undertake both freight and passenger work across all BR sectors, these engines proved highly reliable and, after overhaul, many survived in service across the network into the 1990s.
In 1987, the Railfreight Sectors were launched, incorporating a new livery of 'three tone grey'; a light grey lower body side, medium grey cantrail and a dark grey roof, along with a bright Sector logo (Coal, Metals, Petroleum, Distribution and Construction) and our model is depicted in the Metals Sector livery.
The loco is DCC fitted, and features NEM couplings and is powered by 5 pole skew wound motor. The TTS system captures the distinctive sound of the Class 37 really well, listen here.R3583TTS - RailRoad BR Co-Co '37040' Class 37 - BR Railfreight with TTS Sound – OO/1:76
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