Hornby R3917

BR, Class 31, A1A-A1A, D5627 - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest
Era 6 (1967 to 1972) British Rail Blue (Pre-TOPS)

Manufacturer description

D5627 entered traffic on 23 June 1960 allocated to Ipswich Shed and the locomotive spent much of its early career operating in the East of England, with additional allocations to Stratford, March and Finsbury Park. Numbered 31203 under the TOPS scheme, from the late 1970s 31203 operated from Bescot and Immingham on freight duties, before moving to Civil Engineer duties in the 1990s.


Placed into storage in July 2000, 31203 was purchased for preservation by Les Emery and was restored at the Chasewater Railway, before being moved to the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway where the locomotive was named Steve Organ G.M on 26 July 2009.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3917
RRP:
£217.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Green
Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Green with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Running number
D5627

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 31
Operator
Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
90 mph
Designer
Brush Traction
Built
1957-1962
Total produced
263

* 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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