These curious single-car vehicles were introduced for Victoria-Dover boat train services and were equipped with traction batteries, allowing them to be detached and propel themselves to the dockside for unloading. They were also employed widely on parcel and newspaper workings, some receiving Royal Mail Red livery in the late 1980s.
Following the reductions in cross-Channel sea travel after the Channel Tunnel opened, many units were withdrawn from front line service and employed as depot shunting locomotives. Most have been preserved and still work today.
The Electra kit contains side/end decals in the liveries below. This is an ideal kit for the beginner.
|BR Green (Please specify with or without yellow warning panels)|
|BR Plain Blue|
|BR Blue/Grey (pictured)|
|London & SouthEast Sector "Jaffa Cake" Brown/Orange|
|Royal Mail Red|