Bachmann 32-677A: Class 45 45120 BR Blue Split Head Code Boxes

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Manufacturer's Description

British Rail at Derby and Crewe Works built the Class 45 diesels between 1960 and 1962. They were a development of the Class 44 locomotives that were introduced in 1959.

When first put into service they were fitted with multi-unit working and steam heating boilers for passenger service. After the introduction of the TOPS numbering system in 1971, units with steam heating boilers were designated Class 45/0 and those with electric train heating became Class 45/1. They were assigned to work services on the Midland Main Line from St. Pancras to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. All were withdrawn from service by 1988; twelve locomotives have survived to preservation.

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