Swedish ‘66s’ in traffic with GBRf
Three Class 66s imported from Sweden by GB Railfreight have entered traffic following a period of testing.
The locomotives (6679066792) are leased via Beacon Rail and have been modified to enable them to run on the UK network. They were acquired to meet GBRf’s growing traction requirements.
Meanwhile, the first of five ‘66s’ recently acquired by GBRf from Germany has moved to Progress Rail’s Longport site for modifications that will allow it to operate in this country.
Having been stabled at Doncaster Roberts Road for several weeks, 66793 was taken to Longport, leaving 66794 at the south Yorkshire depot.
Three more locomotives are due to arrive in the UK in the coming weeks, with all five expected in traffic by the middle of next year.