A brand new BR Class 71 Electric locomotive developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their latest DCC READY Series. The engine comes complete with all paperwork accessories and packaging!
The British Rail Class 71 Electric Locomotive is a Co-Co configuration engine built for service on Southern Region’s Kent Coast Main Line at the British Rail Doncaster works between 1958 and 1960.
Unlike many locos in the Southern Region, the Class 71 was only able to work on the third rail power system, which ultimately limited its operational scope for passenger and freight work. Despite this restriction, the engines worked high profile routes including the London-to-Paris night ferry, the Golden Arrow and the Pullman service.
Built as a run of 24 units, 10 of which were rebuilt as Class 74’s between 1967 and 1968. Only one Class 71 engine was preserved on withdrawal from service in 1977.