Graham Farish 371-399
'The Flying Dustman'
Condition - NEW
- Graham Farish N Scale
- Era 9
- Pristine GBRf Biffa Red livery
- Accessory Pack
- Equipped with a 6 Pin Decoder Socket
- Length 145mm (over couplings)
- Working Directional Lights
CLASS 66 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 ordered 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.
The Class 66 is synonymous with the contemporary UK rail scene, operating for all the major freight operators including DB Cargo, 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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