HORNBY Loco R3772 Northern Rail Class 156 Set'Spirit ofthe Royal Air Force
HORNBY Loco R3772 Northern Rail Class 156 Set'Spirit of the Royal Air Force. The Provincial Services sector of British Rail was formed in 1982 and was responsible for a diverse range of routes across the United Kingdom, many of which were heavily subsidised and operated by either elderly first-generation Diesel Multiple Units, or cascaded locomotive hauled coaching stock. With this in mind, rather than refurbish or overhaul existing stock, it was felt that investment in a new fleet of DMUs was more cost effective, compared to loco-hauled trains. Consequently, a modern DMU was cheaper to operate, caused less wear to the track and could reduce journey times, leading to a higher frequency service. Low cost, lightweight railbus Pacer DMUs were seen as the solution for the short distance and lightly used routes, while for inter-urban routes, medium-weight Sprinter DMU's of a more traditional design would be used.
The Class 156 two-car sets formed part of the second generation of medium-weight DMUs, being designed to feel more like locomotive hauled stock, or an express coach, with end doors and 2+2 seating fitted with arm rests and tables. Each set was formed from a Driving Motor Standard (DMS), which contained an area for storing wheelchairs, bicycles and bulky luggage, and a Driving Motor Standard Lavatory (DMSL). Two-car set 156480, comprising DMS No. 52480, was built in February 1989 and entered traffic at Neville Hill. Currently operating with Northern Rail, on 23 June, 2018 at a ceremony at Newcastle Central station, the unit was unveiled in a special RAF100 livery wrap that it will carry for the next three years.
Expand your layout, see more items. (c)2017 Jadlam Racing Ltd. The item "HORNBY Loco R3772 Northern Rail Class 156 Set'Spirit ofthe Royal Air Force" is in sale since Wednesday, August 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\OO Gauge\Locomotives".
The seller is "jadlamracing" and is located in Somerset. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, United States, Australia.
- Gauge: OO Gauge
- Brand: Hornby
- Train Operating Company: Northern Rail
- Type: Electric Locomotive
- Material: Plastic
- Control: Analogue
- Year: 1995
- Colour: Multi-colour
- Era: Era 9 - Post privatisation (1995 onwards)
- Power Supply: DC
- Features: DCC ready
- State of Assembly: Ready to Go/Pre-built
- MPN: R3772