R3001 Hornby Class 91 Electric Locomotive number 91 110 named "Battle of Britain Memorial Flight" in Battle of Britain special livery.
Locomotive unveiled and named at Railfest on 2nd June 2012.
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Traditionally there have been strong links between Britain’s armed forces and the railways, and the unique livery applied to East Coast’s 91110 on June 2nd 2012 reinforces that bond.
The origins of the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (RAFBBMF) date back to 1957 when it was formed as the Historic Aircraft Flight to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Since then, the RAFBBMF has become a ‘living’ tribute to all RAF personnel who have given their lives in the service of their country. Based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, the flight’s ten aircraft comprise two Chipmunk trainer aircraft, two Hurricanes, six Spitfires, one of which is the world’s oldest airworthy Spitfire and the only airworthy Spitfire to have fought in the Battle of Britain, a C-47 Dakota and one of only two airworthy Avro Lancaster B1 bombers in the world. The motto and ethos of the RAFBBMF are one and the same - ‘Lest we forget’.
This 6,000hp Class 91 electric is Britain’s fastest locomotive, having set a new record of 162mph near Little Bytham in Lincolnshire on September 17th 1989. It is part of a fleet of 31 locomotives operated by East Coast on high-speed services between London King’s Cross, Yorkshire, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
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Limited edition of 1000, these models produced exclusively for Model Rail by Hornby and include a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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