Hornby R30040TTS

BR, Class 47, Co-Co, 47583 'County of Hertfordshire' - 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

Built between 1962 and 1968, the British Rail (BR) Class 47 Co-Co Diesel-Electric locomotive was once the most numerous class of mainline diesel in Britain with 512 examples. 310 locomotives were constructed by Brush in Loughborough, and the remaining 202 at Crewe. The locomotives were used for passenger and freight operations. In 2020, 24 of the class remain operational on the national network with more in storage and an additional 31 preserved.
Built in October 1964 as D1767 the locomotive was initially assigned to the Tinsley depot. Under TOPS the locomotive was initially numbered 47172. The locomotive received the name ‘County of Hertfordshire’ in 1979 before being reclassified a class 47/4 and renumbered 47583 in November 1980. In 1981 the livery of the locomotive was updated to mark the wedding of HRH Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer featuring a large BR arrow uniquely lined in Red and Blue.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30040TTS
RRP:
£99.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Blue
DCC status
TTS fitted
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Blue with Large Logo
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
3 Pole
Name
County of Hertfordshire
Running number
47583

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 47
Operator
BR Large Arrow
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
80 mph / 95 mph
Designer
Brush
Built
1962-1968
Total produced
512

* 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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