N GaugeGraham Farish371-389 Class 66 789 British Rail 1948-1997 GBRf BR Blue Large LogoBrand new item from our New Model shop in Yorkshire.
- Graham Farish N Scale
- DCC Ready (NOT DCC Fitted)
- Equipped with a 6 Pin Decoder Socket
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Directional Lighting
- Accessory Pack
- ERA 9
- Length 145mm (over couplings)
HistoryThe Class 66 is a type of six-axle diesel electric freightlocomotive developed in part from the Class 59, for use on the railways of theUK. Since its introduction the class has been successful and has been sold toBritish and other European railway companies. In Continental Europe it ismarketed as the EMD Class 66 (JT42CWR). Placing what was termed as"the biggest British loco order since steam days," EWS placed anorder 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 theClass 66 designation in the British classification system (TOPS). In 1998 Freightlinerplaced 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-yearperiod 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, GBRailfreight, Colas Rail, and DRS, and they are set to dominate the domesticlocomotive fleet for many years to come.