Heljan 4781 47XX 2-8-0 Night Owl GWR Green No: 4705 OO Gauge

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Heljan 4781 47XX 2-8-0 Night Owl GWR Green No: 4705 OO Gauge

DCC Ready 21 Pin Socket

Loco History:

The class were primarily used on fast overnight freight services on the London, Exeter and Plymouth, London-Bristol and London, Birmingham and Wolverhampton routes. In later years they were often used on heavy relief passenger services to the West of England during the summer months.

Scrapping Of The Class:

No members of the class were preserved. However, the Great Western Society made the decision to create the next locomotive in the sequence, 4709. Supported via a GWS sub-group, it is being built using a mixture of new parts and others recycled from former Barry scrapyard locomotives:

Withdrawal of the class began in June 1962 with No.4702, while the last were removed from service in May 1964. As a result of their limited usefulness, the mileages achieved by the class were not great with No.4705 recorded the greatest at 1,656,564 miles (2,665,981 km).