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The British Rail Class 73 is a British electro-diesel locomotive. The type is unusual in that it can operate from the Southern Region's 650/750 V DC third-rail or an on-board diesel engine to allow it to operate on non-electrified routes. This makes it very versatile, although the diesel engine produces less power than is available from the third-rail supply so the locomotives are rarely operated outside of the former Southern Region of British Rail.

Following the withdrawal and scrapping of the more powerful Class 74 electro-diesels in 1977, the Class 73 was unique on the British railway network until the introduction of the Class 88 electro-diesels in 2017).

These great little models feature lots of details including etched grills, directional lighting, and finely printed external logos and numbering.


  • Finely moulded body with etched grills
  • Cast wheels in the appropriate colour to match livery
  • Sprung buffers
  • All wheel pick up and drive
  • Cab lighting and directional lighting
  • Coreless motor for smoother operation
  • NEM Coupling pockets
  • Twin brass fly wheels
  • Includes spares bag with additional detailing parts

4D-006-015 Class 73 JB Electric Blue E6012 SYP

SKU: 4D-006-015
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