the fitters seem to have this 112 ton ex British Rail Type 47 Diesel Electric locomotive's 12 cylinder 2,750 BHP Sulzer engine running quite smoothly after such a long lay-over. As befits her status, she is in a tatty RES livery (Rail Express Systems) which were put to work on the arduous long distance freight and postal services. This class was the most numerous of all the classes with over 500 built by Brush at the BR works at Crewe and at the Brush works in Loughborough. They had a Tractive Effort of about 60,00 lbf which was enough to start all but the heaviest of trains which were in use during it's lifetime.
Even last month after 40 years of sterling service 99 examples are still plying the main-line. Some of the best examples were selected for an upgrade and became Class 57 Thunderbirds or 'the body-snatchers' .. with uprated engines and traction motors they were designed to rescue stricken Pendolino's and even Eurostars should the need arise.
please note, as usual not a great deal happens other than an engine starts the sound of which is quite nice to anyone who like this type of vice. notice the happy-fitter at 1.59-ish, job well done!
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