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2003 - B.R. High Speed Train

253036 (W43142 W43141)

B.R. High Speed Train

Model: B.R. High Speed Train (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 253036 (W43142 W43141)
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Class 43
Class 43
Designer: British Railways
Class Information: HST Class 253 train sets were introduced on the Western Region in 1975. Subsequent success of design has seen the trains used through-out the Britain and still in use today. A modified XPT design was exported to Australia in 1982. Previously known as Class 253/254. More...
Weight: 70 tons
Purpose: High Speed Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: BO-BO
Model Information: ---
Models Produced: ---
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue
B.R. Blue
Livery Details: Rail blue with yellow cab ends.
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.
Year: 2003
Catalogue Number: R.2296
Year Information: The introduction of the High Speed Trains in their distinctive blue and yellow livery to the East and West of England services, which operated out of London in 1976, brought a new dimension to scheduled UK rail travel. With each power car having a Paxman Valenta 12 cylinder engine, speeds of 125 miles per hour were easily reached. So successful has the design been that over 25 years later these trains are still in full time operation. The model features working headlights on each tractor unit that operate in the direction of travel. Note that this train is only suitable to run on second radius track or greater.
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Publication: Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Ninth Edition 2003
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 49th Edition
Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Ninth Edition 2003
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Model Year Details (3)

2002 R.2296 2002
B.R. High Speed Train
2003 R.2296 2003
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2004 R.2296 2004
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