40 Years of Classes 25 & 27 Locomotives.

This section into traffic on 21st June 2001

British Railways introduced their Class 25 locomotives in 1961. A total of 327 examples entered traffic during the following six years.

Equipped with a Sulzer 6LDA28B power unit the type joined the already established family of Sulzer Type 2 locomotives in the form of Classes 24, 26 and 27. The 27s were also introduced in 1961; along with the 26s they were constructed by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company.

The aim of this section of the site is to record Sulzer Type 2 activity during 2001 as a form of commemoration of the 40th Birthday of the 25s and 27s.

Follow the links below for a picture report on each event. Some of these include some sound clips!

25235 and others at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Diesel Gala 5th & 6th May 2001

25265 on a Photography Charter at the Great Central Railway 11th May 2001

25057 at the North Norfolk Railway 9th & 10th June 2001

25321 at the Midland Railway Centre 24th June 2001.

25322 at the Churnet Valley Diesel Day 7th July 2001

25279 makes its passenger debut at the Great Central Railway on 14th July 2001

25059, 25235, 26024 at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Diesel Gala on 4th & 5th August 2001.

27024 and others at the Caledonian Railway on 1st September 2001.

25265 and 25279 star at the Great Central railway Diesel Gala on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2001

  Pictorial history of 25279 (examples which have carried the power unit etc.)  

  25313 at the Llangollen Diesel Gala 12th - 15th October 2001


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