Class 33

BR Southern Regions widely travelled Crompton diesels.
A highly detailed model of BR Southern region class 33 diesel locomotive number 33012 painted in standard BR Rail Blue livery with a heavily weathered finish.
This model nicely captures the appearance of a hard-worked locomotive, though one suspects the home shed boss might be aghast when 33012 comes back and order a trip through the carriage washer!
£466.65
MRP £549.00
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(Product Ref 105995)

Highly detailed model of EWS ex-BR class 33 diesel locomotives 33030 finished in the EWS maroon & gold livery, as running in the mid-1990s after the privatisation of the British railway network. Several class 33 locomotives were operated by EWS, mostly on the former Southern region where the locomotives had regular duties and crews.

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(Product Ref 105997)
Highly detailed model of BR class 33 diesel locomotive D6508 (33008) Eastleigh in 1990s condition painted in heritage BR green livery with small warning panels and white bodyside stripe. 33008 was painted in this livery in 1986 as it was to be the last class 33 to receive a planned classified overhaul. Normally running with TOPS number 33008 displayed it seems the loco appeared as D6508 at many depot open days in the 1990s.
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MRP £549.00
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(Product Ref 30298)
Highly detailed model of a DRS ex-BR class 33 diesel locomotives finished in Direct Rail Services blue livery. DRS was originally formed to handle nuclear industry traffic and were allocated a small number of class 33 locomotives which were the regular power for trains to and from power stations in the South East.
Livery applied to 33025 and 33030
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MRP £549.00

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(Product Ref 105999)
A highly detailed model of the Southern regions BRCW type 3 BR class 33 diesel locomotive finished in the initial BR locomotive green livery with late crest and no warning panels. No numbers have been applied, allowing any of the main batch to be modelled.
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(Product Ref 105993)

Highly detailed model of the BRCW type 3 BR class 33 finished in BR locomotive green livery with late crest and small yellow warning panels. No numbers have been applied, allowing any of the main batch to be modelled.

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MRP £549.00

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(Product Ref 79545)
Highly detailed model of the BRCW type 3 BR class 33 finished in the BR locomotive green livery with late crest and full yellow ends. No numbers have been applied, allowing any of the main batch to be modelled.
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(Product Ref 105994)

Highly detailed model of the BR class 33 diesel locomotives finished in BR Rail Blue livery with full yellow ends and double-arrows logos below both cabside windows. No numbers have been applied, allowing any of the standard class 33/0 locomotives to be modelled

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MRP £549.00

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(Product Ref 79546)
Highly detailed model of the BR class 33 diesel locomotives finished in the BR engineering departments grey & yellow Dutch style livery introduced in the mid-1980s.
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(Product Ref 105996)
Highly detailed model of BR class 33 diesel locomotives 33035 finished in the revised Network South East livery with Eastleigh shed Spitfire depot plaque. A small number of class 33s were adopted by the NSE passenger business as 'Thunderbird' rescue locomotives to retrieve failed or stuck electric units.
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(Product Ref 105998)
Highly detailed model of a BR class 33 diesel locomotive finished in Railfreight triple grey livery with construction sub-sector markings. This livery was carried by a number of class 33 locomotives during the construction of the Channel Tunnel, the 33s often working in pairs hauling trainloads of aggregates and pre-cast concrete tunnel segments.
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(Product Ref 106000)
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The Southern Railway had invested heavily in electrification of their suburban network and expansion continued under British Railways. As steam traction was being replaced by diesel the Southern region needed a locomotive suitable for goods services and compatible with its' electric trains, particularly delivering electric power in place of steam for train heating. Eliminating the steam generator allowed the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon company to offer the 8-cylinder 1,550bhp Sulzer LDA diesel engine inside the existing body designed for it's type 2 class 26/27 locomotives, along with an auxiliary generator for electric train heating supply. The additional horsepower was welcome for freight service and helped offset the power used for heating passenger trains. Not only have the Sulzer LDA engines proven highly reliable but BRCW built very good locomotives, as proven by the long working lives of the 26, 27 and 33 classes. The 33s have long been known as 'Cromptons' by Southern men from their Crompton-Parkinson electrical machinery, though elsewhere the Derby class 45s were 'Cromptons', for the same reason!
Although based on the Southern class 33 locomotives were not restricted to Southern routes, even from new the locomotives regularly worked goods trains through to destinations, with a regular cement train to Doncaster. By the 1980s 33s had taken over the Cardiff-Portsmouth cross-country passenger services. This route brought the locomotives to Bristol and South Wales and after class 50 locomotives released more 33s from the Southern route to Exeter lineĀ  regular workings from Cardiff took them to West Wales, Crewe and Manchester, often with a 5 coach set of Mk.1 stock, a train which can nicely be replicated in model form.

A small number of class 33s remain registered for operation on Network Rail, mostly with the railtour operator West Coast Trains, along with one Swanage Railway locomotive registered for working to Wareham, one of 25 examples serving on heritage railways.