Murphy Models MM0132, OO Gauge, Class 121 Bo-Bo Diesel loco, 132 CIE/Super Train
Murphy Models MM0132, OO Gauge, GM EMD Class 121 Bo-Bo Diesel Locomotive, number 132 in CIE Super Train orange with black livery with CIE branding. The 121 Class locomotives were manufactured from December 1960 to January 1961 and numbered B121 to B135 inclusive. From the early 1970s onwards several locomotives of this class dropped the "B" prefix from their fleet number when re-liveried. The last two locomotives that survived in traffic (124 and B134) were both withdrawn from service on 3 May 2008. Prior to 1961, almost all Irish diesel locomotives were built in Great Britain, but from the 1960s onwards, GM became the sole supplier of locomotives to CIÉ, which eventually also extended to Northern Ireland Railways locomotives at a later stage. These were EMD's first ever fully American-built locomotives delivered to Europe.
They weighed 64 tonnes (63.0 long tons; 70.5 short tons) and had a maximum speed of 123 km/h (76 mph). Numbers B126-B129 were later rebuilt with an EMD 8-645E engine of 1,100 horsepower (820 kW); as used in the 181 Class locomotives.
The engine blocks were originally recycled from withdrawn rebuilt class B201s, but in their later years much swapping of engines occurred between classes 121, 141 and 181. All but three (B121, B125, and B135) were fitted with Train Door Control equipment for operation with the Inchicore-built, BR Mark 3 based, Push-Pull train units. The push-pull equipment of locomotive B132 was subsequently decommissioned. Entering service in 1989, these trains, consisting of a single 121 Class and up to six carriages, were mainly used on the Dublin northern suburban passenger railway service. The Limerick shuttle continued to be worked by 121s for several years after this date.B126 on trial at Nesbitt Junction, near Enfield, County Meath on 24 February 1961. The first member of the class to be withdrawn was 125 in 1986 following an electrical fire, though it had been extensively damaged in an accident twelve years previously. However it was not scrapped until 2002. By 1995, the class 201 had replaced the class 121 on most passenger routes. Throughout the late 1990s the fleet dwindled, and by 2005 only numbers 124 and B134 remained in service, with number 123 in storage for five years until eventually being scrapped in 2008. Their last official scheduled mainline passenger working was on 9 July 2005 on the Sligo line. The last known passenger working of this class was the 13:15 Waterford-Heuston service on 18 January 2007.
Previously, these locomotives had filled in on the Manulla-Ballina service or the occasional service from Limerick. The very last use of them in public service was in the early months of 2008 on maintenance trains - by this stage 124 and B134 were the only survivors. Both were retired by degrees and officially withdrawn in July 2008, though at this stage neither had done much for many weeks. 134, preserved by the RPSI, At Dublin Connolly. The Irish Traction Group has preserved locomotive 124.
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- State of Assembly: Ready to Go/Pre-built
- Colour: Orange with black
- Material: Plastic
- Type: Diesel Locomotive
- Features: DCC ready
- Rail System: OO Gauge
- MPN: MM0132
- Gauge: OO Gauge
- Train Operating Company: CIE
- Brand: Murphy Models
- Replica of: Class 121