QUOTE For resonably fast trains Class 37 can be used on all regions.
Thats what i wanted to hear.
I m not sure what regieon the layout is, its just going to be 'generic 1960-60s railway'
The reason we chose that era was so we could have some steamers and some diesels, as I am told they were both in use at that time. Also we can use a variety of light and flicky signals too. (or so im told)
Class 31 A1A-A1A locos were also about, particularly on the Eastern Region. Quite a few are preserved. Hornby has a current model and there have been other versions of it in the past. I have seen these on passenger trains but I think they were only occasionally used on long-distance expresses.
A good all rounder would be an class 31 in green thay ran all over east anglia on goods , passanger and on many other duties. You can run them with late era steam ie britania 70000 , B17s b12s all sorts of stuff but it all depends on what area you want to do.
I forgot to add, if you go for the Southern you have the class 33, which was used on all types of services, and of course in the 60's frequntly ran cement trains to York and beyond double headed. Class 37 only appeared on the Southern lines after about 1985.
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