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Hornby R3571 OO BR Class 50 Special Edition

Product Code: HOR-R3571

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The British Rail (BR) Class 50 was a class of 50 diesel locomotives designed to haul express passenger trains at 100mph. Built by English Electric at their Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows between 1967 and 1968, the Class 50's were initially on a 10-year lease from English Electric Leasing, and were employed hauling express passenger trains on the, then non-electrified, section of the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Scotland. Initially numbered D400 - D449 and known as English Electric Type 4s, the locomotives were purchased outright by BR at the end of the lease and became Class 50 in the TOPS renumbering of 1973.