Last ever Class 66 locomotives arrive in UK [Rail News]

Date: 15/02/2016

The final batch of seven Class 66 locomotives are on their way to Doncaster, having been unloaded at the Port of Newport over the weekend. Due to changes in EU emissions standards, these will be last new Class 66 locomotives to be built. It is a significant milestone both for the recipient of the locomotives, GB Railfreight, and the manufacture of diesel locomotives, with a next-generation, diesel locomotive thought to be several years of development away. The seven locomotives are numbered 66773 to 66779. They will take GBRfs fleet of Class 66s to 78 locomotives. [From Richard Buckby]

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