A brand new un-opened 00 gauge BR CO CO Diesel Electric Class 50. This locomotive in BR Blue running number D400 was produced by Hornby to celebrate 50 years of the Class 50. The model, is comes complete with all paperwork accessories and packaging!
The British Rail Class 50 was a class of 50 diesel locomotives designed to haul express passenger trains at 100 mph. Built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows between 1967 and 1968. The Class 50’s were initially on a 10-year lease from English Electric Leasing, and were employed hauling express passenger trains on the, then non-electrified, section of the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Scotland.
The class were nicknamed “Hoovers” by rail enthusiasts because of the distinctive sound made by the dynamic braking resistor cooling fan arrangement (removed at refurbishment).