Bachmann 31-591 Class 70 70805 Colas DCC Ready OO Gauge

£225.00

In stock

Bachmann 31-591

Class 70
70805
Colas
DCC Ready 21 pin
OO Gauge

In stock

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Bachmann 31-591

Class 70
70805
Colas
DCC Ready 21 pin
OO Gauge

Condition – New

On November 2007, Freightliner UK and General Electric announced Project Genesis and latter re-named PowerHaul. This has seen the design of an new type of freight locomotive to fit British loading gauge.

Construction of the first modules for the PowerHaul locomotives took place in various locations across the world. The bogie frames were manufactured in Austria and delivered to the GE plant in Pennsylvania for final assembly. The locomotives have a hood unit design with a narrow body with the cabs been accessed from the rear via walkways on the narrow part of the hood.

It is intended to match or increase older types in terms of haulage capacity while at the same time being more fuel-efficient. The top speed of this 129 tonne loco is 75 mph (120 km/h), which it achieves from its 2,750 kW (3,690 bhp) engine. The powerHaul Class 70 locomotives are a new development in freight traction  for the UK, providing increased payload, acceleration capability, enhanced fuel economy and a reduction in carbon emissions. The project is intended as a collaborative effort, with Freightliner being involved with the GE design process from the beginning. The first two PowerHaul locomotives arrived in the UK on 8th of November 2009 and were followed by a further four on 2nd of December 2009.

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