British Railways' 'Pilot Scheme?'to replace steam traction saw 20 Type 2 diesel locomotives built by Brush Traction in 1957. These development locomotives were fitted with Mirrlees engines and had a top speed of 80mph, designed for mixed traffic workings on the Eastern Region. Midway through production, BR decided to extend the fleet, ordering a further 243 locomotives that entered service by the end of 1962. The main production locomotives were adapted slightly from their predecessors and underwent a programme of re-engineering in 1964 to replace the unreliable Mirrlees engines with higher rated, more powerful English Electric engines.
The Class also made its way into other regions of the railway network, becoming a popular sight on both the Western and London Midland regions.
You must own the BR Class 31 Loco Add-on before you will be able to use this add-on.
Source: The Publisher Website.