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BR class 65

BR class 65

BR Class 65 #65001

This locomotive is the prototype for a class of 25 locomotives, the order currently on hold due to the possibly of including a modified batch for DRS.

Built in 2008 by Brush Traction, she was first trialed out with EWS as a possible replacement for the 37s, but as of January this year, is also undergoing trials with DRS.

The locomotive is powered by a Mirrlees V-16 engine rated for 4,000hp, mated to a Brush BA1006B alternator (a modified version of the BA1006A, designed to handle the extra power of the V-16).