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Class 86 Electric Locomotive - James Kennedy GC


Class 86 Electric Locomotive - James Kennedy GC

Years Released: 2002 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Class 86 Electric Locomotive - James Kennedy GC
Running Number: 86242
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 86 (AL6)
Class 86 (AL6)
Designer: British Railways
Class Information: British Railways Modernisation Plan put forth plans in the late 1950’s to electrify large parts of the network using 25-kV AC electric over-head catenary. Subsequently plans were put forth by BR for five prototype designs to be built in sufficient quantities in order to evaluate locomotives, resulting in the AL6, later Class 86. More...
Weight: 81 tons
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: BO-BO
Model Information: Length - 230mm.
Models Produced: ---
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Company: VT - Virgin Trains
Logo: Virgin Logo
Logo Years: ---
Virgin Trains
Livery: Virgin Red
Virgin Red
Livery Details: Red with black ends and three distinct white stripes.
Company Information: Virgin Trains was formed during the privatisation of British Rail.

Model Ranking:
Current: 3699 - October 2023
Previous: 2456 - September 2023
Movement: (-1243)

Model Year Details (1)

2002 R.2290A 2002
Class 86 Electric Locomotive - James Kennedy GC

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Model Catalogue Information

2002 James Kennedy was a Security Officer with British Rail Engineering Ltd at Glasgow who was posthumously awarded the George Cross for his unselfish bravery. On 12 November 1981 at Glasgow Central railway station. Class 86 no. 86242 was named ‘James Kennedy GC' and is the subject of this new Hornby model. The model has a working pantograph that will allow control from an overhead catenary system as well as via the rail in the conventional manner. Powered by a ringfield motor.

Motor Information

2002 Ringfield

Price List

2002 £46.00

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R.2290A - Class 86 Electric Locomotive - James Kennedy GC - 2002
R.2290A Class 86 Electric Locomotive - James Kennedy GC - 2002

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