Class 87 Locomotives

Class 87 Locomotives [PDF / Epub] ★ Class 87 Locomotives By Andrew Cole – Heartforum.co.uk When British Rail decided to electrify the West Coast Main Line north of Crewe towards Scotland, a new class of electric locomotive was needed to work these services Thirty six members of the Class 87 When British Rail decided to electrify the West Coast Main Line north of Crewe towards Scotland, a new class of electric locomotive was needed to work these services Thirty six members of the Class were built at Crewe Works from onwards and were an instant success The first thirty five members were standard locomotives, however the final member was fitted with an experimental thyristor control system, which resulted in it becoming the subclass All were initially used on passenger work, but they Class 87 ePUB × could also be found on freight workings, being fitted with multiple working equipment from new The whole class stayed on West Coast workings throughout the BR era and into privatisation, with all members, except for , passing to Virgin Trains The sole Class passed to the Railfreight sector of BR and would eventually find its way into EWS ownership it was unfortunately scrapped in When their work on the West Coast was at an end, twenty one members of the class found further use in Bulgaria and three would be preserved, with the balance being scrapped All thirty six members of the class received names and were a regular sight on the West Coast for decades.

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Class 87 Locomotives  Epub ´ Class 87  ePUB ×
  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Class 87 Locomotives
  • Andrew Cole
  • 24 January 2018
  • 9781445666921

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