Class 27 Profile and Models

Class 27

27001 at Bo'ness in September 2000. ©Steve Jones

A total of 69 Class 27 locomotives were produced by Birmingham RCW Co. between 1961 and 1962. Essentially a more powerful version of the Class 26, with a 1,250hp engine - the class was initially distributed across the Midland, North Eastern and Scottish regions. From the mid-1960s they were entirely concentrated in Scotland where they continued in both passenger and freight operations until 1987.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Co.

Build Dates

1961 to 1962

Total Built


Tractive Effort

42,000 lbf

Power Output

1,250 hp

Top Speed

90 mph

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

British Rail

Main Duties

Mixed Traffic

In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Silver Fox No image available Requires assembly Not set 27SF
Class 27 Resin Body kit Awaiting Categorisation
O Gauge (1:43 Scale) PRMRP No image available Requires assembly Not set BRL-027
Class 27 locomotive kit Awaiting Categorisation