Hornby R3853

GrantRail Ltd, Ruston & Hornsby 48DS, 0-4-0, GR5090 - Era 9

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 9 (1995 to 2004) Initial Privatisation

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3853
DCC:
DCC Ready (6-pin socket)
Finish:
Standard
Livery:
Grant Rail, Yellow
Category:
Diesel locomotives
Release Date:
Autumn 2020
RRP:
£89.99

R&H 200793 left Boultham Works on 26 October 1940, heading for William Evans & Co. Old Mills Colliery in Somerset. The colliery closed in 1966 and 200793 made its way into the fleet of rail construction contractor Grant, Lyon & Eagre Ltd, at one point being used at the Cheriton site during construction of the Channel Tunnel. GLE Ltd became a subsidiary of British Steel in 1989 and was subsequently rebranded as GrantRail Ltd in August 1996. Sold into preservation at the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway as 'Gower Princess', 200793 has now been fully restored and is the yard shunter at Williton at the West Somerset Railway.

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