Hornby R4944

Virgin Trains, Mk2F First Open, 3340 - Era 9

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 9 (1995 to 2004) Initial Privatisation

Manufacturer description

The British Railways Standard Mark 2 coach was first introduced in 1963 and the semi-integral construction dispensed with a separate underframe, giving the body greater strength and stiffness than the previous BR Standard Mk.1 stock. Certified for 100mph running, this was later increased to 110mph and the design of the coach evolved over the next ten years, culminating in the Mk.2F design that was built between 1973 and 1975; a stop gap measure produced until the British Rail Mk.3 coach could be introduced into service.
Virgin Trains used the Mk.2Fs, along with Mk.3s, on cross-country and mainline services right up until locomotive hauled services were curtailed.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R4944
RRP:
£34.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Red & Black
Colour
Red
Running number
3340

Prototype information

Coach type
British Railways Mark 2F
Operator
Virgin Trains
TOPS classification
FO (First Open)
Designer
BREL

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