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Class 20 (English Electric Type 1)[edit]

Built: 1957 - 1968
Number: 228 (216 in-game)
Original numbering: 20001-20228
Nicknames: Choppers, Bombs, Chairs, Wardrobes

Overview[edit]

Class 20s were built to haul light mixed freight traffic, and as such were not fitted with any train heating facilities. This makes them rare on passenger work. The Class 20s are unusual in only having one cab, as opposed to two, making the visibility from one end comparable to a steam locomotive. As a result, they most often worked coupled nose-to-nose in pairs, improving visibility and tractive effort.

Passenger Work[edit]

Their only regular passenger turns are to and from Skegness, known as the 'Jolly Fishermen' trains. These are usually pairs of Toton-based locomotives, although occasionally Tinsley-based locomotives will work the trains. Alternatively, other locomotives cover if 20s are not available. During the "Month of the Farce" scenario in-game, these locomotives can be found working passenger services around Scotland. Sometimes, Class 20s will replace DMU services in the Edinburgh.

Railtours[edit]

Class 20s work a variety of railtours in-game. These range from tours around Scotland and the West Highlands to 'Spin & Win' tours in the Midlands.

Failures[edit]

It is common for Class 20s to rescue other failed trains if they are in the area. This mostly happens in Scotland and the Midlands as these are where Class 20s are most commonly found.

Depot Allocation[edit]

ED = 32
ML = 5
HA = 35
IM = 12
TI = 54
TO = 78

Class 25 (Sulzer Type 2)[edit]

Built: 1961 - 1967
Number: 327 (228 in-game)
Original numbering: 25001-25327
Nickname: Rats

Overview[edit]

Class 25s were built mainly for freight work, although quite a few have train heating facilities to haul some passenger trains. They were nicknamed Rats as they could be found in many different parts of the country.

Passenger Work[edit]

The most well-known passenger workings of Class 25s are the summer weekend trains between London and Aberystwyth which they worked between Aberystwyth and Wolverhampton/Birmingham, they are also diagrammed to work the 0840 Carlisle-Glasgow and the 1240 Glasgow-Carlisle return working. Besides these, there are a number of different workings they can turn up on, usually covering for other unavailable locomotives such as Class 47s and 33s. These include services in the North West, the Birmingham-Norwich turns, the Crewe-Cardiff turns and occasionally on the Skegness expresses normally hauled by Class 20s. During Sunday engineering work on the WCML, Class 25s can sometimes assist electric locomotives over 'dead' sections of track. They are also responsible for hauling some Motorail trains between Kensington Olympia and Willesden Junction.

Railtours[edit]

Class 25s are common appearances on railtours as they are not too common on passenger workings and there are many of them.

Failures[edit]

Class 25s can rescue various failed trains, notably services on the WCML. However, they usually get ripped (taken off) if it is possible for them to be replaced with another electric locomotive.

Depot Allocation[edit]

CW = 49 TO = 30 CD = 28 BS = 31 KD = 19 LO = 16 SP = 31 HA = 12 ED = 12

Class 26 (BRCW Type 2)[edit]

Built: 1958 - 1959
Number: 47 (41 in-game)
Original numbering: 26001-26046 (one locomotive withdrawn prior to TOPS)

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Class 27 (BRCW Type 2)[edit]

Built: 1961 - 1962
Number: 69 (56 in-game)
Numbering (in-game): 27001-27042,27101-27112,27203-27212 (missing locos 006,009,011,013,015,031,035,039)

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Class 31 (Brush Type 2)[edit]

Built: 1957 - 1962
Number: 263 (237 in-game)
Numbering: 31101-31424 (various missing)
Nickname: Peds

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Class 33 (BRCW Type 3)[edit]

Built: 1960 - 1962
Number: 98 (94 in-game)
Numbering: 33001-33065,33101-33119,33201-33212(missing locos 036,041) (two locomotives withdrawn prior to TOPS)
Nickname: Cromptons, Shredders, Woodlice, Slim Jims (33/2s only)

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Class 37 (English Electric Type 3)[edit]

Built: 1960 - 1965
Number: 309 (308 in-game)
Numbering: 37001-37308 (one locomotive withdrawn prior to TOPS)
Nicknames: Tractors, Siphons, Nosepeds

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Class 40 (English Electric Type 4)[edit]

Built: 1958 - 1962
Number: 200 (154 in-game)
Numbering: 40001-40199 (various missing) (one locomotive withdrawn prior to TOPS)
Nickname: Whistlers, Buckets

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Class 45 (Sulzer Type 4)[edit]

Built: 1960 - 1962
Number: 127 (117 in-game)
Numbering: 45001-45077,45101-45150 (missing locos 008,018,021,024,028-030,039,047,067)
Nickname: Peaks, Wagons

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Class 46 (Sulzer Type 4)[edit]

Built: 1961 - 1963
Number: 56 (38 in-game)
Numbering: 46001-46056 (missing locos 003,005,012,013,015,019,020,022,024,030,034,038,040-043,053,054)
Nickname: Peaks

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Class 47 (Brush Type 4)[edit]

Built: 1962 - 1968
Number: 512 (507 in-game)
Numbering: it's complicated
Nicknames: Duffs, Spoons

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Class 50 (English Electric Type 4)[edit]

Built: 1967 - 1968
Number: 50
Numbering: 50001-50050
Nickname: Logs, Hoovers

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Class 55 (English Electric Type 5)[edit]

Built: 1961 - 1962
Number: 22 (17 in-game)
Numbering: 55001-55022 (missing locos 001,003,005,006,020)
Nickname: Deltics, Talc-slingers

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Class 56 (Electroputere/BREL Type 5)[edit]

Built: 1976 - 1984
Number: 135 (93 in-game)
Numbering: 56001-56135 (only 56001-56093 were in service when the game is set)
Nickname: Grids

Overview[edit]

Class 56s are locomotives designed for heavy freight work, and are set to replace some older locomotives such as the types above. They are very powerful and used mainly on merry-go-round trains as they are all fitted with slow speed control. They do not have any train heating facilities.

Passenger Work[edit]

Class 56s on passenger workings are extremely rare. The most common opportunity to sample Class 56 haulage is during Sunday engineering work between Birmingham and Rugby, when trains are diverted via Nuneaton. Class 56s occasionally drag the trains over the unelectrified sections of route.

Railtours[edit]

Class 56s can be found on some railtours, for either part of or the entire journey.

Failures[edit]

Class 56s often rescue failed trains in areas such as the Midlands. However, due to their unsuitability for working passenger trains, they are usually replaced by more suitable locomotives as soon as possible.

Depot Allocation[edit]

CF = 7
HM = 22
TI = 35
TO = 29