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Featured Loco: BR Class 59

The British mainline locomotive fleet today consists of large numbers of foreign-built locos. Back in the early 1980s this would have seemed very unlikely, but in 1986 the first of the US-built BR Class 59 locomotives arrived.

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Featured Loco: BR Class 31

The BR Class 31 or Brush Type 2 diesel-electric A1A-A1A locomotives were introduced in 1957. They were initially employed on the Eastern Region and later on the Western and London Midland Regions. Some were taken out of service in 1970s and 80s, but the majority were withdrawn in the late 1980s to 2000 period. A handful remain in service at the time of writing.

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