Hornby R3907 Railroad GBRf 47749 City of Truro Class 47/7 Co-Co BR Blue OO
Nicely detailed model of GB Railfreight class 47 locomotive 47749 City of Truro painted in British Railways rail blue heritage livery with the addition of GBRf and Rail Services lettering. This locomotive was purchased by GBRf to assist with Caledonian Sleeper operations over non-electrified routes.
Class 47/7 locomotives are a modification of Class 47/4 locomotives, being fitted with long range fuel tanks and new cabling to work with Propelling Control Vehicles (PCV) on mail carrying services. In December 2017, GBRf purchased three Class 47/7 locomotives from Colas Railfreight; 47727, 47739 and 47749, as all were excess to Colas' requirements. Two of the locomotives, 47739 and 47749, were repainted by Arlington Fleet Services at Eastleigh, before moving to Leicester while 47727 continued in service with the Caledonian Sleeper, having been on long term hire to GBRf anyway.
Technical Specification & Detail
Era 11 (2014 +)
Designer Brush Traction
Minimum Curve R2
Age Suitability 3+
Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound
heel Configuration Co-Co