The heavy freight Class 60

One of the most recognisable locomotives on the modern railway is the Brush Class 60, a design that brought to an end to almost 200 years of freight locomotive construction in the UK, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.

THE EARLY 1980s were a confusing time for those trying to run Britain’s railways. Government policy was leaning towards privatisation while traditional management methods and systems were being superseded by new ideas to make the industry more competitive.

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