Heljan 56045Class 56 Railfreight Coal Sector 56101 'Mutual Improvement' - Weathered
(DUE EARLY 2021)
- DCC ready
- Working lights
- Sprung buffers
- Sound ready
The first of BR's heavy Type 5 freight locomotives introduced to cope with an increase in coal traffic after the 1973 oil crisis. The first 30 class 56 locomotives were built by Electroputere in Romania under sub-contract from Brush, while the rest were constructed by BREL Doncaster (56031-115) and Crewe (56116-135).
Although they were retired by EWS in 2003, a number have been reactivated for use by freight companies such as Colas, UK Rail Leasing.
Our model is based on the alter Doncaster and Crewe variant (56070-135)
|BUILT BY ||BR Doncaster/Crewe |
|NUMBER BUILT ||135 |
|NUMBER SERIES ||56001-135 |
|SERVICE CAREER ||1976 onwards |
|REGION ||All |
|PURPOSE ||Heavy Freight |
|STATUS IN 2019 ||Active/ preserved |