Announced as part of our Spring 2021 British Railway Announcements, we are delighted to bring you Class 66/0 No. 66100 ‘Armistice 100 1918-2018’ in the striking DB Cargo livery which makes a great addition to our range. Fitted with a driver and featuring directional lighting, the model is also ready to accept a speaker and has a 21 Pin DCC Decoder socket for those wishing to equip their model for use on DCC.
Also available with SOUND FITTED (item No. 32-734CSF)
- Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
- Era 9
- Pristine DB Cargo Red livery
- Accessory Pack including Etched Nameplates and Poppy
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Sprung Buffers
- Driver Fitted in the Cab
- Directional Lighting
- Equipped with a 21 Pin DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder item No. 36-557
- Locomotive Ready to Accept a Speaker
- Length 285mm
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.