Hornby R30023

GBRf, Class 66, Co-Co, 66773 'Pride of GB Railfreight' - Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2020) Current Era

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30023
DCC:
DCC Ready (8-pin socket)
Finish:
Satin
Category:
Diesel locomotives
Release Date:
Spring 2021
RRP:
£74.99

The Class 66 is a Co-Co diesel-electric freight locomotive introduced to Britain in June 1998. Over 500 locomotives were built, the final one being delivered to GB Railfreight in the spring of 2016. No. 66773 was delivered to GB Railfreight in 2016, entering the UK via Newport docks onboard the ship ‘MV Happy Dragon’. In 2019 GB Railfreight named the locomotive ‘Pride of GB Railfreight’, a name chosen by columnist Mathew Paris of The Times. The name, along with the addition of rainbow colouring to its livery, recognises LGBT+ employees across the rail industry and GBRf’s commitment to diversity and equality.

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