Hornby R3914

Network Rail, Class 37, Co-Co, 97304 'John Tiley' - Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description

97304 entered service with Network Rail in July 2008, having originally entered traffic in January 1964 as D6917 and then having been subsequently renumbered as 37217 under the TOPS scheme in April 1974. In November 2008 the locomotive was named 'John Tiley', honouring the former Network Rail Engineering Manager and worked on the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Early Deployment Scheme over the Cambrian lines in Wales; the pilot project for Level 2 deployment on other parts of the UK network. European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment was fitted to two car Class 158 diesel passenger units, as well as three of Network Rail's Class 97 locomotives and the project ran between 2007 and 2013. When not required for ERTMS operations, 97304 was available for Network Rail Test Trains and the locomotive is currently based out of Network Rail's Shrewsbury depot on RHTT operations.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3914
RRP:
£74.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Yellow
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Yellow
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Name
John Tiley
Running number
97304

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 37
Operator
Network Rail
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
80 mph / 90 mph
Designer
English Electric
Built
1960-1965
Total produced
309

* 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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