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43089 - Network Rail New Measurement Train power car

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Current number:
43089
Any other previous number(s):
n/a

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Returned to Capital stock with East Midlands Trains. Formerly "Hayabusa"

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Livery:
EMT

Comments

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  • 43089

    23 May 2007 - Phil Scott

    I find it strange that considering how heavily this loco has been modified, that it has not been renumbered into a new sub-class...

    Presumably Class 43/4 is the next available subclass (432xx and 433xx used by GNER) if it were ever renumbered.

  • 43089

    24 May 2007 - Mick Bryan

    Very interesting that the "Hayabusa" crest looks like a Falcon!!!

    http://iain-mackenzie.fotopic.net/p41470959.html

    Complete stab in the dark, but is "Hayabusa", Japanese for Falcon?

    Cheers,

    Mick

  • 43089

    25 May 2007 - Andrew Lambert

    It is the Japanese for Falcon and has been used on other Japanese products,the Suzuki GSX-R 1300 which also went like the wind.

    Andy

  • 43089

    18 July 2007 - ashley

    yes hayabusa is in fact japanese for falcon and the crest aparantlty utilised the same tooling as that on the original; D0820 i wonder why they wanted to name a loco hayabusa thogh and do you think there is a label on the underside of the loco that reads "made in japan"!!!

  • 43089

    18 July 2007 - ashley

    yes hayabusa is in fact japanese for falcon and the crest aparantlty utilised the same tooling as that on the original; D0820 i wonder why they wanted to name a loco hayabusa thogh and do you think there is a label on the underside of the loco that reads "made in japan"!!!

  • 43089

    18 July 2007 - ashley

    yes hayabusa is in fact japanese for falcon and the crest aparantlty utilised the same tooling as that on the original; D0820 i wonder why they wanted to name a loco hayabusa thogh and do you think there is a label on the underside of the loco that reads "made in japan"!!!

  • 43089

    18 July 2007 - SD0853

    Interesting little bit of information, is that the carrage that carries the batteries is actually refered to as a "tender" as it is a semi-perminently coupled vehicle which carries fuel for the prime mover (the loco)

    Underneath it says "Based on an original design by British Rail. "Cl 43, The Original and the Best, Accept no substitue"

  • 43089

    19 July 2007 - sam burke

    i find it strange that its a hitachi(japanese)/brush project and people are wondering why its got a japanese name and (brush)falcon logo

  • 43089

    1 October 2008 - Napster

    The Hayabusa project has now concluded and this vehicle plus 977996 were returned to Brush Traction at Loughborough on 30th September. 43089 will be re-engineered and returned to capital stock.

  • 43089

    1 October 2008 - kev

    a worthwhile experiment that needs to be carried on by hitachi, im surprised they didnt keep the 310 as their UK test bed

    one thing 43089 needs to keep is her name as the mighty hayabusa

  • 43089

    25 October 2008 - rob

    experiment over now passed to East Midlands trains, October 2008

  • 16 January 2018 - michael doleman

    Historical sighting dated 3rd June 2007 at Quorn Station Sidings at the GCR.

    43089 977996 977974 and 43160 (First GW power car) stabled in yard during the Quorn Railwayana car boot sale. Undergoing battery trials on the GCR

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