Hornby R30045

Colas Rail, Class 47, Co-Co, 47749 'City of Truro' - Era 11

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Prototype Eras
Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways
Era 11 (2016 to 2022) Current Era

Manufacturer description

Built between 1962 and 1968, the 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.


In 2007 newly formed Colas Rail unveiled four newly liveried Class 47 locomotives, having previously relied on hired Class 57s to fulfil its timber hauling contracts. This was early evidence of the ambition Colas Rail had to obtain and grow its own fleet of freight locomotives. The first two locomotives to be overhauled ready for service were No. 47727 'Rebecca' and No. 47749 'Demelza'. In April 2016 locomotive No. 47749 had its original name 'City of Turo' restored.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30045
RRP:
£96.99
Catalogue:
2021 Range
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Yellow
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Yellow & Orange
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Name
City of Truro
Gauge
OO
Running number
47749

Prototype information

Introduced
1965
Locomotive class*
Class 47
Operator
Colas Rail
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
CO-CO
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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