EWS Freight Train Pack - Limited Edition

EWS Freight Train Pack - Limited Edition

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EWS Freight Train Pack - Limited Edition

Limited Edition

£239.99

Item Code: R3399

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2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of one of the United Kingdom’s most distinctive Railway Operating Companies, English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd, or EWS as it was more commonly known. The merger of Rail Express Systems, Loadhaul, Mainline Freight and Transrail Freight into North and South Railways during March 1996 was followed, on April 25th, by the unveiling of the EWS brand, but it was not until October 1996 that the English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd was formed.

On December 24, 1996, EWS was announced as the preferred bidder for the loss-making Railfreight Distribution, a deal concluded on March 12, 1997. At that point EWS controlled 90% of the United Kingdom's railfreight market and by 2006 the company's turnover was approaching £1 billion, with the UK market share standing at around 70%. On June 28, 2007, Deutsche Bahn announced it had agreed to purchase EWS, subject to receiving regulatory approval and the sale was completed on November 13, 2007. Despite assurances to the contrary, on January 1, 2009 EWS was rebranded as DB Schenker, their corporate red livery displacing the highly distinctive EWS maroon and yellow livery.

 Train pack includes:

  • - EWS Class 67 ‘67003’ in maroon and gold livery
  • - MHA wagon numbered ‘394652’
  • - MHA wagon numbered ‘394653’
  • - MHA wagon numbered ‘394654'

 

More EWS locomotives and wagons can be seen on our English, Welsh & Scottish Railway page

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Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK's brand leader in the model railway hobby with its high quality 00 gauge (1:76) models and accessories.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Gauge 00
DCC Type DCC Ready
Livery/owner EWS Maroon & Gold
Limited Edition Yes
Limited Edition Size 1,000
Class 67
Designer British Railways
Entered Service 1999
Period 2000s
Age Suitability 14+
Purpose Freight
Wheel Configuration Bo-Bo

Special Features

  • NEM Couplings

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Does this set having working head and tail lights?

Posted by JB on 21st Jan 2017

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Is a separate 8-pin decoder needed for R3399? Is there any sound?

Posted by W P Aspinall on 4th May 2016

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I already have a couple of Hornby class 67 locos in Royal train & Caledonian sleeper liveries and have been very pleased with their quiet & smooth running. I was lucky enough to get this train pack from a well known supplier in the North West who was offering it at a greatly marked down price so very pleased.to add this to my collection. Loco has excellent pulling power and features forward and reverse lighting. Hoping to purchase the TTS sound decoders when available to enhance my models further.

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