By Ross Taylor
By the Nineteen Nineties and the privatisation of British Rail, enormous numbers have been being withdrawn as existence expired and lots of of these ultimate have been turning into more and more unreliable. In 1997 the newly shaped operator Freightliner made up our minds to start to handle the matter by means of rebuilding twelve locos with secondhand basic cars engines (the Sulzer strength unit being one of many largest weaknesses) and alternators. The physique and working equipment remained a similar and the locomotives have been labeled as fifty seven. those have been very winning, and stay in carrier at the present time with DRS and West Coast Railways.
Ross Taylor explores the historical past of those attention-grabbing sessions via his compilations of fine images and annotation.
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Class 47 and 57 Locomotives by Ross Taylor