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R3760 Hornby Railroad Class 59 Diesel Locomotive number 59 003 in GBRf livery R3760 Hornby Railroad Class 59 Diesel Locomotive number 59 003 in GBRf livery
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R3760 WSL Hornby Railroad Class 59 Diesel Locomotive 59 003

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R3760 Hornby Railroad Class 59 Diesel Locomotive number 59 003 named "Yeoman Highlander" in GBRf livery  - Era 10

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

Following a 17-year stint in Germany, a redundant 59003 was purchased and returned ‘home’ by GB Railfreight in October 2014 as the company sought to expand its motive power fleet ever further. Initially taken to Eastleigh Works, the former Foster Yeoman loco received an overhaul as well as modifications to return it to UK spec. May 2015 saw the loco outshopped in GBRf colours ready for initial testing but it proved to be troublesome for over a year with much time spent out of service awaiting parts with short bouts of driver training in between. Revenue earning work finally commenced in the autumn of 2016, 59003 powering aggregates services between Bardon Hill Quarry in Leicestershire and Tinsley Yard, this continuing into 2017. After a brief trial on biomass workings from Liverpool in May 2018, a more permanent role was finally found for the loco during the second half of the year, it returning to be amongst its sisters at Westbury. From here, it was regularly deployed on the bulk ballast circuit to Stud Farm, near Coalville, as well as some local engineers’ trains. For much of 2019, 59003’s regular work has been the daily Westbury-Eastleigh infrastructure wagon trips but, since September, it has been on hire to Freightliner and based at Stoke Gifford, Bristol, for driver training ahead of the company taking over the Mendip Rail contract from the beginning of November.

 

Name:
R3760 WSL Hornby Railroad Class 59 Diesel Locomotive 59 003
DCC Status:
8 Pin Socket
Gauge:
OO Gauge
Price:
£ 76.99 Saving £8.00 (9.41%) on RRP (£84.99)
Product Code:
LAT001
Availability:
In Stock - usually despatched within 24 hours
Stock Level:
1

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