British Rail class 56 diesel locomotive 56094
Photo of the class 56 EWS heavy freight diesel locomotive pulling a freight train of what seems to be either coal or ore. EWS stands for English, Welsh and Scottish Railway Ltd, when created in the 1990s as a result of the break-up of British Rail it was the largest British rail freight company.
135 of the class 56 Co-Co diesel locomotives were built between 1976 and 1984, this one built by BREL at Doncaster Works (England). It produces 3,250 hp (2,420 kW), weighs 125t and as a top speed of 80 mph (129 km/h). Some of these locomotives are still in service and at least three have been preserved.
Photo thanks to Graham Doughty.
Picture added on 09 February 2009