English Diesel Photos
Class 57 diesel electrics were produced between 1997 & 2000 by the
re-motoring of Brush 47s with a new General Motors 1860 kW, 2500 hp
diesel. The work was carried at by Brush at the same plant that built them
in the 60s. Top speed is 75 mph, 121 km/h.
57002 named "Freightliner Phoenix" (ex-47322) heads a container train towards London. Photographed running through platform 4 at Basingstoke on a rainy Monday September 18th, 2000.