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Hornby R3133 East Coast Flying Scotsman Train Pack Boxed View

Hornby R3133 East Coast Flying Scotsman Train Pack

Hornby R3133 East Coast Flying Scotsman Train Pack
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Hornby R3133 East Coast Flying Scotsman Train Pack

The British Rail Class 91 are a 31-strong fleet of 140 mph (225 km/h), 6,300 hp (4,700 kW) electric locomotives which are the main express-hauling locomotive used on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) from London to Edinburgh and beyond. They have carried various nameplates throughout their operating career; since June 2018 the operator of all Class 91 locomotives has been London North Eastern Railway.

During British Rail InterCity 225 ownership in the early 1990s the whole fleet was named. Themes included cathedrals, counties and places along the ECML, people (often with a railway connection), enterprises, charities and RAF-associated names. In the period immediately after repainting into Great North Eastern Railway colours in the late 1990s, all locomotives were briefly nameless before they were re-applied with vinyl lettering. GNER retained a number of the InterCity names, but also renamed several locomotives, and some were renamed multiple times during GNER's tenure.

When the franchise was taken over by National Express East Coast in 2008, some names were re-applied on white vinyl (albeit in much smaller size) others were not. Their successor East Coast removed all names from locomotives, but in 2011, in response to customer requests, they resumed the practice. It began by naming No. 91109 as Sir Bobby Robson with cast-iron plates, unveiled in a ceremony at Newcastle station on 29 March 2011 by his widow Elsie and Alan Shearer. The following shows the status of The Flying Scotsman, including its current liveries, present names (if applicable) and former names.

 

Current Number

Previous Number

Current name

Previous name(s)

Current livery

Built

Operator

Status

Class 91/1

Class 91/0

91101

91001

Flying Scotsman

City of London
Swallow

LNER Red & White with Flying Scotsman  artwork

April 1988

LNER

Operational