British Rail Class 20


British Rail Class 20

The British Rail (BR) Class 20, otherwise known as an English Electric Type 1, is a class of diesel-electric locomotive. In total, 228 locomotives in the class were built by English Electric between 1957 and 1968, the large number being in part because of the failure of other early designs in the same power range to provide reliable locomotives.

The locomotives were originally numbered D8000–D8199 and D8300–D8327. They are known by railway enthusiasts as "Choppers", a name derived from the distinctive beat that the engine produces under load which resembles the sound of a helicopter.

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British Rail Class 20 - Models
... made an 00-gauge plastic-bodied model class 20 from 1958 until the 1970s ... In 2008, Hornby produced several of the Class 20 in various liveries in 00 gauge, which were based on old Lima tooling ...

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