Model Year Details

1970 - Diesel Electric Two Car Pullman

U.K.
W60095 W60747

Diesel Electric Two Car Pullman

Model: Diesel Electric Two Car Pullman (Overall Model page)
Running Number: W60095 W60747
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Class 251 Blue Pullman
Class 251 Blue Pullman
Designer: Jack Howe Design Consultant for B.R.
Class Information: The Blue Pullman unit train concept was conceived as part of the 1955 Modernisation Plan in order to compete with road and air travel then taking hold of the country by providing luxury Pullman accommodation on high traffic routes on Midland and Western Regions of British Railways. Ultimately, the Pullman sets were not deemed an over-all success and services were prematurely withdrawn long before the equipment costs were amortized. However, many of the lessons learned paved the future of passenger rail travel in Britain through the success of the experimental Class 252 High Speed Train units being tested during the later period of Pullman operations. More...
Weight: 67 tons (Power Car) - 299 tons (6 Car Set) - 364 tons (8 Car Set)
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: BO-BO
BO-BO
Model Information: ---
Models Produced: ---
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Grey & Blue
B.R. Grey & Blue
Livery Details: ---
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: 1970
Catalogue Number: R.555C
Year Information: Consists of powered and non-powered cars with interior seating.
Model Motor: ---
Publication: Tri-ang Hornby Minic Edition 16 - Model Railways & Motor Racing
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 16th Edition
Tri-ang Hornby Minic Edition 16 - Model Railways & Motor Racing
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UK Price List: 97/-
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

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Current: 833 - May 2022
Previous: 824 - April 2022
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Model Year Details (3)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
1969 R.555C 1969
Diesel Electric Two Car Pullman
1970 R.555C 1970
Diesel Electric Two Car Pullman
1971 R.555C 1971
Diesel Electric Two Car Pullman

Train Sets Included In (1)

YEARS TRAIN SET
1969 1970 Diesel Pullman Set

Related Service Sheets (2)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
60 Power Bogie - R.157, R.555 April 1968
96 Power Bogie for Diesel Pullman - R.555 June 1974

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