|Class 35 ‘Hymek’||
|Design: Beyer Peacock (Hymek)|
|Engine: Maybach Sixteen Cylinder MD870 (1700hp)|
|Transmission: Hydraulic – Stone-Maybach Mekydro K184U|
|Wheel Arrangement: B-B|
|Total Built: 101 (1961-64 Gorton)|
|Total : 4|
The western region’s type 3 hydraulic, the Hymeks were introduced to BR between 1961 – 1964 and 101 were built. A relatively successful loco but was the victim of BR’s decision to standardise to diesel-electric traction in the late 1960’s. Withdrawls started in 1971 and all had been taken out of service by early 1975 with some of the class seeing a mere eight years service.