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2000 - Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Canadian Pacific


Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Canadian Pacific

Model: Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Canadian Pacific (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 35005
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Merchant Navy Class
Merchant Navy Class
Designer: Oliver Bulleid
Class Information: Heavy weight Pacific locomotives designed for Top Link passenger services on the Southern Railway were conceived during hostilities of World War 2. The Merchant Navy class were nicknamed “Spam Cans” due to their unorthodox appearance. A total of 30 locomotives were constructed, all named after steam ship lines operating out of Southampton Docks. In accordance with their powerful stature the Merchant Navy’s were entrusted premiere passenger trains, such as the all Pullman Bournemouth Belle and Golden Arrow. More...
Weight: 99 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
Model Information: New generation model steam locomotives for the new millennium.
Both the rebuilt Merchant Navy Class and Coronation Class locomotives are a new generation of models for the new millennium. Produced to the exacting Super Detail standard, both models include in their specification blackened finish handrails and wheels plus etched brass valve gear and detailed cab interior. They also feature a five pole motor housed in their respective locomotive bodies for precise slow speed running.
Length - 290mm.
Models Produced: ---
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue (Steam)
B.R. Blue (Steam)
Livery Details: Blue with 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.
Year: 2000
Catalogue Number: R.2171
Year Information: In May 1959 the newly built Canadian Pacific, which by then had been given a 525O gallon tender, had run a total of 632,322 miles. By November of that year the locomotive had been allocated to Bournemouth but was eventually moved to Weymouth in September 1964. Canadian Pacific finished its British Railways days in October 1965 having covered 976,806 miles. During its time as a rebuilt Merchant Navy Class Iocomotive, number 35005 had been provided with a 6000 gallon tender. After withdrawal Canadian Pacific was removed for scrap but was rescued in April 1974 and can now be seen fully restored and running in BR blue., a livery that it only carried while streamlined.
Model Motor: Five Pole Motor
Publication: Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Sixth Edition 2000 - Millennium Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 46th Edition
Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Sixth Edition 2000 - Millennium Edition
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UK Price List: £89.99
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Model Year Details (4)

2000 R.2171 2000
Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Canadian Pacific
2001 R.2171 2001
Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Canadian Pacific
2002 R.2171 2002
Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Canadian Pacific
2003 R.2171 2003
Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Canadian Pacific

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248 Merchant Navy October 2000

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