ERA 8 British Rail Sectorisation 1982-1994
This locomotive is equipped with a 21 pin DCC socket on the printed circuit board, which is ready to accept 21 pin DCC decoders.Era 8: 1982 - 1994 British Railways SectorisationLength: 255 mmLocomotive Number: 47050Livery: BR Railfreight (Original)Fitted with directional lighting.Fitted with interior lighting.Ready to accept sound decoder & speaker.
Class 47 Information:-The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction. A total of 512 Class 47s were built at Crewe Works and Brush's Falcon Works, Loughborough between 1962 and 1968, which made them the most numerous class of British mainline diesel locomotive.They were fitted with the Sulzer 12LDA28C twin-bank twelve-cylinder unit producing 2,750 bhp (2,050 kW) – though this was later derated to 2,580 bhp (1,920 kW) to improve reliability – and have been used on both passenger and freight trains on Britain's railways for over 50 years. Despite the introduction of more modern types of traction, a significant number are still in use, both on the mainline and on heritage railways. As of September 2018, 80 locomotives still exist as Class 47s, with further examples having been converted to other classes; 30 retain "operational status" on the mainline.The Class 47 history begins in the early 1960s with the stated aim of the British Transport Commission (BTC) to remove steam locomotives from British Rail by a target date of 1968. It therefore required a large build of lightweight Type 4 locomotives to achieve this aim. This required locomotives producing at least 2,500 bhp (1,900 kW) but with an axle load of no more than 19 long tons (19 t). However, the BTC was not convinced that the future of diesel traction lay down the hydraulic transmission path of the Western Region, and began looking at various diesel-electric designs.
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