A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their EWS Series. This Class 92 (CO-CO ELECTRIC) running number 92 001 is named “Victor Hugo”! This MAROON LIVERY example which is still wrapped includes, unopened accessory pack and paperwork.
The British Rail Class 92 is a dual-voltage electric locomotive which can run on 25 kV AC from overhead wires or 750 V DC from a third rail. It was designed specifically to operate services through the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France. Eurotunnel indicates the Class 92 locomotive as the reference for other locomotives which railway undertakings might want to get certified for usage in the Channel tunnel.
Locomotives of this type are operated by GB Railfreight/Europorte 2 and DB Schenker. In France, a number were also owned and operated by SNCF; these were classified as CC 92000 on French railways.The fleet of 46 locomotives was built by a consortium of Brush Traction and ABB Traction. Parts construction was sub-contracted, with final construction and commissioning being undertaken at Brush’s erecting shops at Loughborough between 1993 and 1996