The Crewe-built Class 91 Bo-Bo AC electrics have been a daily part of the East Coast Main Line scene since 1988, and they are still in front line service today. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand-new model for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more.

THE YEAR 1988 was exciting for the East Coast Main Line. A new form of traction arrived in the shape of the Class 91 AC electrics. With 6,480hp on tap, a new body shape to go with matching rakes of all-new BR Mk 4 carriages and a maximum speed of 140mph, they were set to revolutionise travel on the London-Edinburgh corridor which they certainly did.


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