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British Rail Class 60 Locomotives

By Edward Gleed

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ISBN: 9781785001499
PUBLISHED: 28/07/2016
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 280 colour and black & white photographs

During the mid 1980s, in a drive for greater efficiency, British Rail required another heavy freight locomotive. The new Class 60 locomotive was to be constructed using lessons learned from the Classes 56 and 58. Six organisations were invited to tender but only three did so. The contract was awarded to Brush Electrical Machines (today, Brush Traction, part of the Wabtec Rail Group) for a powerful 60mph Type 5 Co-Co design, which resulted in an order being placed for one hundred Class 60 diesel-electric locomotives.

Using original research from the National Archives, British Rail Class 60 Locomotives is a high illustrated guide that explores the commissioning of the Class 60s and their construction, testing and running. It gives an in-depth technical appraisal of the class and details names, liveries, modifications and preservation and includes the 'Super 60' refurbishment and acquisition of ten Class 60s for Colas Rail UK, bringing the timeline to the present day.

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Latest Reviews
" Whatever happens, this new book is the perfect record of a successful British locomotive design. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Railway Modeller

" Without doubt this book is one of the most comprehensive ever written about the Class 60.
Given the extensive research that has gone into the work, the amount of detail and the overall presentation, I have no problem in recommending this title. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Railways Illustrated

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