Hornby R30031

BR, Class 87, Bo-Bo, 87009 'City of Birmingham' - Era 7

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

Manufacturer description
The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by British Rail, needed to cope with the route gradients of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30031
RRP:
£179.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Grey
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Intercity
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
City of Birmingham
Running number
87009

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 87
Operator
BR
Motive power
Electric
Max speed
110 mph
Designer
BREL
Built
1973-1975
Total produced
36

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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