Hornby R3770

GWR, Class 43 HST, Power Cars 43002 'Sir Kenneth Grange' and 43198 - Era 11

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Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2020) Current Era

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3770
DCC:
DCC Ready
Finish:
Standard
Livery:
GWR, Intercity Executive, GWR, Green
Category:
HSTs
Release Date:
Summer 2020
RRP:
£289.99

The first and last production HST Power Cars into traffic, 43002 was delivered into service on 18 February 1976 and 43198 on 13 August 1982. Operational life was extended by Brush Traction when MTU power units were fitted, 43002 being fitted between 4 January 2008 and 6 March 2008, with 43132 going into Brush's Works between 19 January 2006 and 26 September 2008. On 18 May 2019, the Great Western Railway ran their last HST services out of London Paddington, with 43002 'Sir Kenneth Grange' and 43198 working the very last diagram, the 18:30 London Paddington to Exeter St. Davids.

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