Hornby R3666

RailRoad Yeoman Aggregates, Class 59, Co-Co, 59004 Paul A. Hammond - Era 8

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3666
DCC:
DCC Ready (8-pin socket)
Livery:
Yeoman Aggregates
Category:
Diesel locomotives
RRP:
£84.99

The Class 59 locomotives were built and introduced over a ten year period from 1985 and were the first locomotives to be built in the USA and operated privately on the United Kingdom railway network on a regular basis. The first orders arose as a consequence of Foster Yeoman becoming disillusioned with the reliability of locomotives provided for their stone and aggregate haulage services by British Rail and so four locomotives were ordered from Electro-Motive Diesel by Yeoman, based on achieving a 95% reliability rate.

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