Hornby R3940

GBRf/Newell & Wright, Class 66, Co-Co, 66747 'Made in Sheffield' - Era 11

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Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2023) Current Era

Manufacturer description

The reduction in European freight traffic volumes prompted GBRf to purchase three unused Class 66s in late 2012 from Crossrail Benelux N.V. As a result, 66747 arrived via the Channel Tunnel in a convoy with 66748 & 66749 on 20 December 2012, all three being in European all-over plain grey livery. Adapted to UK specification at Midland Railway Centre by EMD, the work was completed by the beginning of August 2013 and after several years in traffic 66747 was named Made in Sheffield at a dedicated naming ceremony that took place at DP World's Thurrock 'London Gateway' site on 9 July 2019.

The ceremony marked the collaboration between GBRf and Newell & Wright in providing freight services into Newell & Wright's Rotherham Terminal, the NWT livery having been applied a few days earlier on the 5th July.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3940
RRP:
£74.99
Release date:
August 2020

Model details

Colour
Blue
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Newell & Wright
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
Made in Sheffield
Coupling
NEM / Tension lock
Power pickup
All wheels
Running number
66747

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 66
Operator
GBRf
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
Co-Co
Max speed
65 mph / 75 mph
Designer
Electro-Motive Diesel
Built
2001-2007
Built by
Electro-Motive Diesel

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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