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The Kentish Belle (Schools Class - Downside)


The Kentish Belle (Schools Class - Downside)

Years Released: 1998 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: The Kentish Belle (Schools Class - Downside)
Running Number: 30912
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Schools Class V
Schools Class V
Designer: Richard Maunsell
Class Information: Designed and built under the direction of Richard Maunsell by the Southern Railway (SR) for intermediate passenger services. The Schools Class became the last locomotives built in Britain to use a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement. The Class earned the distinction of being the largest and most powerful locomotives to ever operate in Europe using this wheel arrangement. More...
Weight: 114 tons (including tender)
Purpose: Regional Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-4-0
Model Information: Great British Trains are produced in editions of 2000 only, each with authenticating certificate.
Length - Schools Class - 239mm.
Length - Pullman Parlour Car - 263mm.
Two Pullman Parlour Cars, Lydia, Adrian and Pullman Brake Car, Car No 68.
Models Produced: ---
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Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Black
B.R. Black
Livery Details: Black with red and white lining.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

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Model Year Details (1)

1998 R.2079 1998
The Kentish Belle (Schools Class - Downside)

Limited Edition

1998 2000

Related Service Sheets (2)

133A 4-4-0 Locomotive - Schools Class November 1994
133A (Back) 4-4-0 Locomotive - Schools Class (Back) November 1994

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Model Catalogue Information

1998 The exclusive Pullman service that ran in the summer season from Victoria to Canterbury and the resort towns of Kent coast. Formerly the Thanet Belle, this is the train as it was when it was first titled Kentish Belle in 1951. At that time, it actually ran no further than Faversham (where coaches for Canterbury were detached). Non-stop running from Victoria to Whitstable was restored in 1952. Pack features specially named and numbered Pullman cars.

Motor Information

1998 Ringfield (located in the tender)

Price List

1998 £104.99

Catalogue Images (1)

R.2079 - The Kentish Belle (Schools Class - Downside) - 1998
R.2079 The Kentish Belle (Schools Class - Downside) - 1998

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