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1999 - The Torbay Express (Castle Class - Llanstephan Castle)


The Torbay Express (Castle Class - Llanstephan Castle)

Model: The Torbay Express (Castle Class - Llanstephan Castle) (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 5004
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Castle Class
Castle Class
Designer: C. B. Collett
Class Information: Built between 1923 and 1950 the Castle Class 4073 series were designed for express passenger service through-out the Great Western Railway. The Castle Class is generally noted for their over-all performance, operating economy, and long working lives. More...
Weight: 136 tons (including tender)
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Ten Wheeler
Model Information: Great British Trains are produced in editions of 2000 only, each with authenticating certificate.
Length - Castle Class - 265mm.
Length - Mk1 Composite Coach - 265mm.
Models Produced: ---
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
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: 1999
Catalogue Number: R.2090
Year Information: The Torbay Express was the named train that ran from Paddington to Kingswear from 1927 onwards. Suspended like many such services for the duration of World War II, it was reintroduced in 1946 and is presented here in the early B.R. livery of the fifties. Limited edition Train Pack features specially produced Castle Class locomotive Llanstephan Castle hauling Mk.1 coaches in crimson and cream, with Torbay Express name boards and Western Region running numbers exclusive to this pack.
Model Motor: Ringfield (mounted in locomotive)
Publication: Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Fifth Edition 1999
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 45th Edition
Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Fifth Edition 1999
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Limited Edition: 2000
UK Price List: £104.99
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

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1999 R.2090 1999
The Torbay Express (Castle Class - Llanstephan Castle)

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