Rail Operations Group Class 57 Diesel-Electric locomotive number 57312 passing Lichfield Trent Valley Junction Signal Box on 3 February 2022.
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Dimensions:8256 x 5504 px | 69.9 x 46.6 cm | 27.5 x 18.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:3 February 2022
Location:Lichfield Staffordshire England
Rail Operations Group (ROG) Class 57 number 57312 passes Lichfield Trent Valley Junction Signal Box working a light engine turn 0N35 the 09:51 Derby Railway Technical Centre (RTC) to Walton Old Junction. The British Rail Class 57 is a Type 4 diesel-electric locomotive that was re-built from Class 47s by Brush Traction of Loughborough between 1998 and 2004. The locomotives were fitted with re-conditioned EMD engines and the same model of traction alternator as that fitted to the Class 56. As a nod to their purpose as rescue engines, Virgin Trains named the twelve original locomotives (plus four later additions) after characters and vehicles from the popular Gerry Anderson TV series Thunderbirds – this one being The Hood. Owned by Porterbrook, this Class 57 locomotive is one of only four operated by ROG and was converted from 47330 having been previously numbered 47390, 47330 and firstly D1811. Rail Operations Group specialise in train movements relating to rolling stock delivery, testing, maintenance, modification and refurbishment programmes. The Signal Box in the photo is still operational and dates back to the 19th Century having being built in 1897 by the London & North Western Railway Company with a 45 lever locking frame.