The British Rail Class 71 was an electric locomotive used on the Southern Region of British Railways, unlike most other Southern Region electric locomotives (such as classes 73 and 74) they could not operate away from the electrified (750 V DC third rail) system.
As part of the BTC Modernisation Plan of 1955, twenty-four electric locomotives were built in 1958 for the Kent Coast main lines. They were built at the British Rail workshops in Doncaster. Numbers were originally E5000 – E5023 but the first locomotive, E5000, was renumbered E5024. They were classified type HA under the pre-TOPS scheme.
Other Livery Options
Finished Kit :
Ready to Run :
£135.00 with Hornby DCC ready chassis
Kit instructions suggests the following chassis : Hornby Class 86, Class 87