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R3757 Hornby Railroad Class 47/7 Diesel Locomotive number 47 798 named "Prince William" in Royal Train EWS livery R3757 Hornby Railroad Class 47/7 Diesel Locomotive number 47 798 named "Prince William" in Royal Train EWS livery
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R3757 Hornby Railroad Class 47/7 Diesel Locomotive number 47 798

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R3757 Hornby Railroad Class 47/7 Diesel Locomotive number 47 798 named "Prince William" in Royal Train EWS livery  - Era 9

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

With EWS having acquired Rail Express Systems in 1995, this brought with it the two dedicated Royal train locos of 47798 ‘Prince William’ and 47799 ‘Prince Henry’. A desire to update the claret livery with EWS embellishments saw the pair dispatched to Wolverton Works in August 1997 but the timing was unfortunate as, with both locos in the course of repainting, the Princess of Wales died in Paris. Frantic activity in the first week of September saw both sufficiently completed in time to haul the Royal train from Euston to Long Buckby with members of the Royal family aboard. Subsequently, a desire by EWS to sweat its assets saw both Class 47s pressed into general traffic alongside their Royal duties, this including such work as hauling the Orient Express set but also freight trains as well. Following a last hurrah for the Golden Jubilee celebrations of 2002, the pair were stood down in 2004 with 47798 transferring to the National Railway Museum. It subsequently spent part of both 2009 and 2012 on hire to West Coast Railways for main line charter use and also saw limited outings up to 2017 supporting the NRM’s steam operations and for stock transfers around York, where it now resides.


 

Name:
R3757 Hornby Railroad Class 47/7 Diesel Locomotive number 47 798
DCC Status:
8 Pin Socket
Gauge:
OO Gauge
Price:
£ 71.99 Saving £8.00 (10.00%) on RRP (£79.99)
Product Code:
LNG001
Availability:
In Stock - usually despatched within 24 hours.
Stock Level:
3

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