Class 66

Built: 1998-2015 – General Motors/EMD, London Ontario, Canada, or Muncie, USA

Engine: General Motors 12N-710G3B-EC two stroke of 2385kW (3,200hp)

Main alternator: General Motors AR8/CA6

Traction Motors: General Motors D43TR

Maximum Tractive Effort: 409kN (92,000lbf)

Brake force: 68t

Weight: 127t

Maximum speed: 75mph

Dimensions: 21.35x2.64m

Owners: Angel Trains, Beacon Rail, Colas Rail, Eversholt Rail, GB Railfreight, Macquarie Group, Porterbrook

Operators: Colas Rail, DB Schenker, Direct Rail Services, Devon & Cornwall Railways, Freightliner, GB Railfreight

Numbers: 66001-66250, 66301-66305, 66401-66434, 66501-66599, 66601-66625, 66701-66779, 66841-66850, 66951-66957


Caption: GB Railfreight 66744 Crossrail passes Ely on June 19, with the 1133 Felixstowe-Hams Hall intermodal. RICHARD CLINNICK.

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