18000 A1A-A1A Brown-Boveri Gas Turbine

18000 A1A-A1A Brown-Boveri Gas Turbine

18000 was originally ordered by the GWR in 1940’s , but construction was delayed due to World War II. This prototype mainline gas turbine locomotive was eventually built for British Railways in 1949 by Brown-Boveri in Switzerland. It spent its working life on...
18100 Co-Co Metropolitan-Vickers Gas Turbine

18100 Co-Co Metropolitan-Vickers Gas Turbine

18100 was originally ordered by the GWR in 1940’s , but construction was delayed due to World War II. This prototype mainline gas turbine locomotive was eventually built for British Railways in 1951 by Metropolitan Vickers, Manchester.  It spent its working life...
Class 89 Co-Co British Rail Crewe

Class 89 Co-Co British Rail Crewe

The Class 89 was a prototype design for an electric locomotive. Only one unit was built, no. 89001, which was officially named Avocet by the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on 16 January 1989 at Sandy, Bedfordshire – the home of the Royal Society for the...
E1000 / E2001 A1A-A1A Metropolitan Vickers

E1000 / E2001 A1A-A1A Metropolitan Vickers

After sitting for some time in storage at their Dukinfield Works, gas turbine loco 18100 was converted to an experimental 25kV AC locomotive E1000. Work commenced in January 1958. The conversion of E18100 involved the removal of the gas turbine unit, generator and the...
D0260 Lion Co-Co Brush/Sulzer/BRC&W

D0260 Lion Co-Co Brush/Sulzer/BRC&W

D0260, named Lion, was a prototype Type 4 mainline diesel locomotive built in 1962 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, in association with Sulzer and Associated Electrical Industries, at their Smethwick works in Birmingham to demonstrate their wares...