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R3746 Hornby Class 31 A1A-A1A Diesel Locomotive number 31 102 in BR Blue livery R3746 Hornby Class 31 A1A-A1A Diesel Locomotive number 31 102 in BR Blue livery
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R3746 WSL Hornby Class 31 A1A-A1A Diesel Locomotive 31 102

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R3746 Hornby Class 31 A1A-A1A Diesel Locomotive number 31 102 in BR Blue livery - Era 7

Mini-history - Copyright Kernow Model Rail Centre / Simon Bendall

It was February 1974 when 5520 gained its TOPS identity of 31102, this somewhat masking the fact that it was the first of the production batch of Brush Type 2s, these following on from the 20 Pilot Scheme examples. It was also one of 20 Class 31/1s to feature headcode discs and cab roof vents instead of the far more common headcode boxes, such locos eventually gaining the nickname of ‘skinheads’. At the time of renumbering, 31102 was based at March and would also call Stratford, Immingham and Thornaby home during the 1970s while the 1980s saw it based at Tinsley and March once again. As would be expected of a mixed traffic loco, 31102 could be found atop secondary passenger services with Mk.1 coaches as well as parcels, freight and departmental trains throughout its time in blue, and not just on the Eastern Region. The beginning of 1986 brought a heavy overhaul at Doncaster Works, which included a repaint into the original Railfreight grey livery.


 

Name:
R3746 WSL Hornby Class 31 A1A-A1A Diesel Locomotive 31 102
DCC Status:
8 Pin Socket
Gauge:
OO Gauge
Price:
£ 157.49 Saving £17.50 (10.00%) on RRP (£174.99)
Product Code:
OJP001
Availability:
In Stock - usually despatched within 24 hours.
Stock Level:
14

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