Class 489 GLV

A model of an airport layout, especially based on one in West Sussex, would not be complete without a special train, a representation of the Gatwick Express service.

This model, of 9104 is a class 489 Gatwick Luggage Van (GLV) in OO gauge from the Britannia Pacific Models range of multiple units. The livery is based on the short lived Intercity Swallow period, early 1990s just before privatisation.

The history of both the rolling stock and the service is already well covered on the internet, especially at http://www.semgonline.com/gallery/class489_1.html  and at http://www.semgonline.com/gallery/gatex_01.html so no need to repeat it all on this site.

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The carriage carries the route head code ’20’ just like the real thing used to, when these carriages were in use from 1984 to 2005, along with the unit number 9104 and carriage number 68503.

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