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Class 31 diesel locomotive No. 5583, built in 1960

Class 31 diesel locomotive No. 5583, built in 1960


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Filename: 4.3 Brush.jpg

Size: 2151 x 1409 (2.7MB)

Date: 25th January 2022

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: D20 91

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Class 31 diesel locomotive No. 5583, built in 1960

Class 31 locomotive No. 5583 was built by Brush Traction and entered service in January 1960

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 24474500

Diesel


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This print showcases the timeless beauty of Class 31 diesel locomotive No. 5583, a true marvel of engineering that was built in 1960 by Brush Traction. With its sleek and powerful design, this locomotive quickly became an icon of its time, symbolizing progress and innovation in the world of transportation. Entering service in January 1960, Class 31 locomotive No. 5583 embarked on a remarkable journey through history, serving as a reliable workhorse for many years. Its distinctive features and unmistakable presence made it instantly recognizable to railway enthusiasts and commuters alike. Now preserved at the STEAM Museum of the GWR (Great Western Railway), this extraordinary piece represents not only a significant era in rail transport but also serves as a testament to human ingenuity and craftsmanship. The meticulous attention to detail displayed by Brush Traction during its construction is evident from every angle. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are transported back to an era when steam engines were gradually being replaced by more modern technologies like diesel power. This image captures both the nostalgia for what once was and admiration for how far we have come. The Class 31 locomotive No. 5583 stands proudly within the museum's collection, reminding us of our rich industrial heritage while inspiring future generations with its timeless allure.

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