Hornby R30045

RailRoad Plus 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 2023) 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
Range:
Railroad
Product Code:
R30045
GTIN:
5055286692185
RRP:
£96.99
Catalogue:
2021 Range
Release date:
July 2022

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
Power pickup
Power bogie only
Coupling
NEM / Tension lock
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
Built by
Brush Traction British Rail Crewe Works
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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