Bachmann 32-740 Class 66 789 ‘British Rail 1948-1997’ GBRf BR Blue

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32-740 Class 66 789 ‘British Rail 1948-1997’ GBRf BR Blue

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History 

The Class 66 is a
type of six-axle diesel electric freight locomotive developed in part from the
Class 59, for use on the railways of the UK. Since its introduction the class
has been successful and has been sold to British and other European railway
companies. In Continental Europe it is marketed as the EMD Class 66 (JT42CWR). Placing
what was termed as “the biggest British loco order since steam days,”
EWS placed an order for 250 units in May 1996 to be built at the EMD plant in
London, Ontario, Canada; the first locomotives were ready in 1998. They were
given the Class 66 designation in the British classification system (TOPS). In
1998 Freightliner placed an order for further locomotives. They were followed
by GB Railfreight, and then Direct Rail Services. The last of more than 500
built over an 18-year period was No 66779, Evening Star, delivered to GB
Railfreight in spring 2016.

Class 66 is
synonymous with the contemporary UK rail scene, operating for all the major
freight operators including DB, Freightliner, GB Railfreight, Colas Rail, and
DRS, and they are set to dominate the domestic locomotive fleet for many years
to come.

 

 

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