Class 20 Diesel Locomotive No. 20172 'Redmire' in BR Blue Livery

Code: 32-035K

OO Scale Class 20 Diesel 'Redmire'

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£109.95
Class 20 Diesel Locomotive No. 20172 'Redmire' in BR Blue Livery

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Class 20 Diesel Locomotive No. 20172 'Redmire' in BR Blue Livery Class 20 Diesel Locomotive No. 20172 'Redmire' in BR Blue Livery

Details

Our BR Class 20 diesel locomotive portrays No. 20172 ‘Redmire’ which wore a customised version of the BR Corporate Blue livery applied by Thornaby depot in North Yorkshire, to which 20172 was allocated between spells at Toton TMD, Nottinghamshire.

Introduced as D8172 in October 1966 and allocated to the London Midland Nottingham Division (D16), the loco would have seen use predominantly on coal traffic. When displaced by the next generation of freight locomotives, the Class 20s cascaded down to other duties often replacing other first generation designs such as the Class 25s. Becoming 20172 at the start of 1974, the locomotive subsequently received the name ‘Redmire’ after the village in North Yorkshire. Redmire station is now part of the preserved Wensleydale Railway but was previously the location of a quarry loading terminal for daily limestone trains to the British Steel plant at Redcar and Thornaby provided the traction for these trains, often in the form of Class 20s, including No. 20172.

Like many depots, Thornaby TMD out-shopped a number of locomotives with unique liveries diverging from the standard BR corporate image of the time. No. 20172 was among a handful of Class 20s to receive the all-over blue livery with red solebars and yellow ends, with 172 being highlighted by the large numbers applied initially to the bonnet doors rather than in the traditional cab-side position. The livery was complete with the addition of the Kingfisher monogram, being Thornaby’s depot marque. You will find more Thornaby locos in the Bachmann Branchline range including Class 20 No. 20118 (item No. 32-045), the ideal partner for No. 20172, and Class 47 No. 47301 in BR Railfreight red stripe livery (item No. 31-655).

No. 20172 returned to Toton TMD in the late 1980s before being withdrawn in October 1990 and subsequently cut-up by M C Metals of Glasgow in March 1995.

Technical Specification

  • Size/Scale:  OO Scale
  • Released:  Summer 2015
  • Number Produced:  460 certificated pieces
  • Era:  7, 8
  • DCC Pin Value:  21
  • DCC Status:  DCC Ready
  • Paint Finish:  Pristine
  • Length:  190mm
  • Features:  No