British Railways Class 21 Bo-Bo

North British, British Railways Class 21 Bo-Bo DE
Introduced in 1958 as part of the BR Diesel pilot Scheme there were initially to be 10 diesel electric locomotives built to this design for the Eastern and Scottish Regions.
This order was increased to a total of 58.
Built by the North British Locomotive Co. these 1000hp. locomotives had a NBL/MAN L12V18/21A diesel engine and G.E.C. electric traction motors.
Originally allocated to the London area of the Eastern Region the locomotives soon found their way back to Scotland supposedly to be near to their manufacturer in case of problems.
Being non standard the locomotives were early withdrawals all going by August 1968.

Note; 20 members of the class were re-engined with Paxman 12YJXLunits and lasted until December 1971.

BR Number series D6100-D6157
None have been preserved.

The class 21 sounds are generic as there are none in preservation.

The sounds are enhanced with archived sounds.

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Decoders come with a sugar cube speaker kit as standard, alternate speakers HERE

Class 21

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