By Ross Taylor
By the Nineties and the privatisation of British Rail, massive numbers have been being withdrawn as existence expired and plenty of of these final have been turning into more and more unreliable.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 through rebuilding twelve locos with secondhand basic vehicles engines (the Sulzer strength unit being one of many largest weaknesses) and alternators. The physique and working apparatus remained a similar and the locomotives have been categorized as fifty seven. those have been very profitable, and stay in provider at the present time with DRS and West Coast Railways.
Ross Taylor explores the historical past of those interesting sessions via his compilations of good images and annotation.
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