Revolution's Class 92

Revolution's Class 92

The Class 92 holds a special place in British railway history, as one of these dual voltage electrics hauled the last BR operated service before the start of privatisation in November 1997. Now the class has been immortalised in ‘N’ gauge by Revolution Trains. Could it be the best ready-to-run model for ‘N’ gauge yet? MIKE WILD finds out.

THE EARLY 1990s were an exciting time for the British railway system as the opening of the Channel Tunnel approached. Part of that excitement was the introduction of new traction including the 186mph Eurostar passenger sets and the Eurotunnel 9000 Bo-Bo-Bo electrics for car and lorry transport exclusively through the tunnel.

Perhaps the most interesting though is the Class 92 – a dual voltage 6,700hp Co-Co electric designed to operate through the Channel Tunnel as well as across the British railway network using thirdrail and overhead power supplies.

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