Hornby R60068

HFA Hopper, EWS - Era 9

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Prototype Eras
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation
Era 9 (1995 to 2004) Initial Privatisation

Manufacturer description

Built from 1964 to 1977, HAA wagons were built as method to move coal more efficiently, particularly with the aim of improving to supply of coal to power stations. It was intended that trains of these wagons could run in a continuous loop from the colliery to the power station and back, with machinery I place to allow loading and unloading at slow speeds.

In reality it was often the case that the infrastructure to allow this type of running did not exist, particularly at the collieries, but nonetheless these wagons greatly improved coal transfer. With the decline of Britain's coal industry these previously extremely common wagons have now become extremely rare with most having been either scrapped or rebuilt as another form of wagon.

Based upon the successful HAA wagon, the HFA design added an aerodynamic canopy designed to stop coal-dust from escaping.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R60068
GTIN:
5055286694431
RRP:
£29.99
Catalogue:
2021 Range
Release date:
April 2022

Model details

Gauge
OO
Colour
Silver
Coupling
NEM
Finish
Pristine
Livery
EWS - English Welsh and Scottish
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Running number
354227

Prototype information

Wagon type
Hopper Wagon
Operator
EWS
TOPS code (CARKND)
HFA
Wheel arrangement
4-wheel
Built
1964 to 1982
Built by
BR Darlington Works BR Shildon Works BR Ashford Works

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