43089

Photo of 43089 at Great Central Railway

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  • 43089 - Network Rail New Measurement Train power car

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  • Phil Scott

    23 May 2007, 21:49:45

    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.

  • Mick Bryan

    24 May 2007, 01:06:12

    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

  • Andrew Lambert

    25 May 2007, 16:03:37

    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

  • ashley

    18 July 2007, 21:29:02

    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"!!!

  • ashley

    18 July 2007, 21:29:28

    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"!!!

  • ashley

    18 July 2007, 21:30:37

    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"!!!

  • SD0853

    18 July 2007, 22:50:22

    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"

  • sam burke

    19 July 2007, 10:49:11

    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

  • Napster

    1 October 2008, 10:37:31

    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.

  • kev

    1 October 2008, 20:00:05

    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

  • rob

    25 October 2008, 20:47:04

    experiment over now passed to East Midlands trains, October 2008


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