A new 00 gauge BR Green A4 Pacific locomotive developed by “Bachmann Branchline” as part of their later DCC READY Series. This BR Green A4 Pacific 8P named “William Whitelaw” comes complete with all accessories and packaging.
The Class A4 is a class of streamlined 4-6-2 steam locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1935. Their streamlined design gave them high-speed capability as well as making them instantly recognisable, and one of the class, 4468 Mallard, holds the world record as the fastest steam locomotive.
Thirty-five of the class were built to haul express passenger trains on the East Coast Main Line route from London Kings Cross via York and Newcastle to Edinburgh, Scotland. They remained in service on the East Coast mainline until the early 1960s when they were replaced by Deltic diesel locomotives.
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