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2003 - Bournemouth Belle (Merchant Navy Class - New Zealand Line)


Bournemouth Belle (Merchant Navy Class - New Zealand Line)

Model: Bournemouth Belle (Merchant Navy Class - New Zealand Line) (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 35021
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Merchant Navy Class
Merchant Navy Class
Designer: Oliver Bulleid
Class Information: Heavy weight Pacific locomotives designed for Top Link passenger services on the Southern Railway were conceived during hostilities of World War 2. The Merchant Navy class were nicknamed “Spam Cans” due to their unorthodox appearance. A total of 30 locomotives were constructed, all named after steam ship lines operating out of Southampton Docks. In accordance with their powerful stature the Merchant Navy’s were entrusted premiere passenger trains, such as the all Pullman Bournemouth Belle and Golden Arrow. More...
Weight: 99 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
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Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Late Crest
Logo Years: 1956 - 1967
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Green
B.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with orange and black lining with yellow lettering.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.
Year: 2003
Catalogue Number: R.2300
Year Information: The Southern Railway Board introduced the all Pullman ‘Bournemouth Belle’ service between London, Waterloo and Southampton in 1931. The train was loaded initially with seven to ten Pullman cars, depending on the season, however during the later days of the service this number could be as many as twelve! With the changing times brought on by electrification the ‘Bournemouth Belle’ service ceased in 1967, with the train by that time being pulled by a diesel locomotive.
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Publication: Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Ninth Edition 2003
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 49th Edition
Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Ninth Edition 2003
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