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Modified 28-Aug-17
Created 4-Apr-12
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Originally built as Class 47 (Brush Type 4's), the Class 57/3's were rebuilt for Virgin Trains in the period 2002 to 2004 by Brush Traction at Loughborough using refurbished General Motors GM645 - 12E3 2750HP diesel engines and fitted with Brush Alternators and Traction Motors. Primary purpose was to act as 'Thunderbirds' for rescuing Pendolino's or assisting when the OHL power was switched off, fitted with Dellner couplings which did nothing to improve their looks.

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:, "General Motors GM645", "Type 4," Thunderbird,, 2750HP, Bodysnatcher, Brush Traction, Brush Type 4, Class 57/3, Co-Co, Diesel Electric, Diesel Engine, Diesel Locomotive, ETH, Trains, Virgin