A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Branchline” as part of their EXCLUSIVE BACHMANN COLLECTORS CLUB series.
This Class 85 Electric in RailFreight Distribution Triple Grey is named Doncaster Plant no. 150 model reference 31-676K. This 21pin dcc ready locomotive is boxed brand new and complete without exception! Includes original service sheets, inner card, sealed accessories and numbered certificate.
From the late 1950s onwards, an increasing number of mainline passenger lines were being converted to electric operations as part of a nationwide modernisation programme. Lacking a range of suitable existing locomotive designs, British Railways engineers and planners devised a series of prototype classes to evaluate electric locomotive operational requirements.
Forty of these locomotives were built from 1961-64 by BR at Doncaster Works. The class were used to haul trains on the then newly electrified West Coast Main Line, from Birmingham, to Crewe, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool and later Preston. By 1965, electrification had spread south to London Euston..