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1971 - Inter-City Train (A.E.1 Type AL1 Electric)


Inter-City Train (A.E.1 Type AL1 Electric)

Model: Inter-City Train (A.E.1 Type AL1 Electric) (Overall Model page)
Running Number: E3001
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Class 81 (AL1)
Class 81 (AL1)
Designer: AEI
Class Information: British Railways Modernisation Plan put forth plans in the late 1950ís to electrify large parts of the network using 25-kV AC electric over-head catenary. As a large number of unproven electric locomotives would be required to take over both passenger and goods services over former Midland West Coast Mainline (WCML) as steam was retired, British Railways placed orders for five designs of varied source for comparison purposes. The AL1 was the first, often regarded as the most successful, of the prototype designs that followed. More...
Weight: 80 tons
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: BO-BO
Model Information: Pack includes A.E.1 Type AL1 Electric Locomotive and three B.R. Inter-City Second Class coaches with interior lighting.
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: 1971
Catalogue Number: R.644A
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Model Motor: ---
Publication: Tri-ang Hornby Model Railways - Edition 17
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 17th Edition
Tri-ang Hornby Model Railways - Edition 17
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Model Year Details (3)

1968 R.644 1968
Inter-City Train (A.E.1 Type AL1 Electric)
1969 R.644A 1969
Inter-City Train (A.E.1 Type AL1 Electric)
1971 R.644A 1971
Inter-City Train (A.E.1 Type AL1 Electric)

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