Brush Kestrel HS4000

Brush Kestrel HS4000
Built by Brush Traction, a division of Hawker Siddeley, in 1967 this 4000hp locomotive was produced as a one-off demonstrator for British Rail and export orders.
The power was supplied by a Sulzer 16-cylinder 16LV24 which in service could provide a top speed of 110mph.
It was tested on heavy coal trains also on express passenger between Kings cross and Newcastle. In 1971 it was withdrawn from service and sent back to Brush for refurbishing.
Later in 1971 it was sold to the Soviet Union and displayed at the Moscow Rolling Stock Exhibition and then to a scientific research establishment in Shcherbinka where it was re-gauged to 1520mm.
After further use the diesel engine was removed for static testing and the body used as a ballast load vehicle before being scrapped.

The HS4000 ‘Kestrel’ sounds are generic as was scrapped.

The sounds have been enhanced with archived sounds.

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

HS 4000 Kestrel

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