Class 87 87035 Robert Burns BR Rail Blue (Cross Arm Pantograph) - OO Gauge By Hornby | Code: R3580

  • Class 87 87035 Robert Burns BR Rail Blue (Cross Arm Pantograph)
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Product information

Product code R3580
Manufacturer Hornby
Product category 2018 Range , Diesel/Electric Loco
Product scale OO Gauge

Product description

Expected: July 2018

The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by British Rail, needed to cope with the route gradients of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow. Electrification had been newly authorised over this section in 1970 and was scheduled for completion by May 1974, leaving little time to design a completely new locomotive from scratch and so British Rail decided to base the new class on the existing Class 86 locomotives.

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