Metrovick Co-Bo 5705

The British Rail Class 28 (Metropolitan-Vickers Type 2) diesel locomotives, or 'Metrovicks' as they were popularly known, were built as part of the British Railways 1955 Modernisation Plan. The locomotives had a Co-Bo wheel arrangement (a 6-wheel bogie at one end, a 4-wheel bogie at the other)

D5705 survived by historical accident being renumbered S15705 and used from December 1968 by the Research Division for its Tribology Test train

At RTC on Way and Works in 1972 attached to the Tribology test train

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Metrovick Co-Bo 5705 at the head of the Trib Train with Laboratory 11 RDB975046 behind the loco pictured near Etwall on the Mickleover test track in 1972

Gerald Anthony

COV-AB RDB999900 and the auto-trailer RDB975076 making up the Trib Train on the Mickleover test track in 1972

Gerald Anthony

On Crewe Works at the open day in September 2005

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