Introducing our freshly painted loco 59206, the first Class 59 to have the G&W livery.— Freightliner (@RailFreight) April 30, 2020
59206 will haul aggregates for Mendip Rail from quarries in Northern Somerset for various construction projects in London and the Southeast.
Thanks to driver Rich Acres for this amazing photo. pic.twitter.com/XFKLW9Xypd
The well-known red and blue HHPI livery of HHPI 29003 has been replaced for a more simple and nostalgic grey livery. The former Macquarie and now Akiem-owned Class 66 loco sports big white HHPI logos, hinting at a continued lease by HHPI. Formerly, the loco looked like this:
Owned by Beacon Rail and leased to GB Railfreight, Class 66 loco 66747 was named "Made In Sheffield" on July 9, 2019 at DP World's London Gateway site. The loco, which has received a new livery, marks the partnership between GBRf and Newell & Wright Transport, a logistics company based in Masborough, Rotherham - on the outskirts of Sheffield.
In partnership with @newellwright, we proudly unveiled the newly named Class 66 locomotive 'Made in Sheffield' today.— GB Railfreight (@GBRailfreight) 9 juli 2019
The new locomotive was revealed by John Smith, GBRf Managing Director, and Frank Newell, Managing Director of Newell & Wright. https://t.co/hitbjGRume pic.twitter.com/bl5mYvS29h
RTS has acquired at least two out of four Vectron DE locomotives from Siemens locomotives. The two diesels, 247 902 and 903, have previously been in use with DB Cargo Deutschland. Meanwhile, both locos have lost their red liveries. 247 902 has already been seen in RTS orange, whilst 247 903 could be seen in white with RTS Swietelsky logos.
Loco 742 711-5 is the first of fifty EffiShunter 1000M locos ordered by CD Cargo from CZ LOKO to be out on the mainline. The EffiShunter 1000M is a modernization of the CD Class 742, following the well-known recipe which leaves only the frame and bogies of the original loco. 742 711-5 will be the prototype loco and serves to test all systems, including the on-board ETCS. Serial production is expected to start in October.
However, even though the locos are numbered in the 742.7 series, they will be considerably different to the Class 741.7/742.7 we already know from CZ LOKO. The EffiShunter 1000M numbering will start at 742.71x, starting a new number sub-series. The design of the loco is a compromise between the EffiShunter 600 (the body) and the EffiShunter 1000 (cabin).
Technical details include a maximum speed of 100 km/h, a CAT 3508C engine producing 1000 kW, a weight of 70 tonnes and a length over the buffers of 13.82 meters. Operating in multiple traction is possible, with the EffiShunter 1000, 1000M and Class 753.7. The locos will be equipped with ETCS.
DB Cargo UK has offered its Class 59 locomotives for sale. Following the loss of the Mendip Rail contract to Freightliner, the small fleet of six 59s (59201-206) has become abundant. The Class 59 fleet is currently divided over Freightliner (8x), GB Railfreight (1x), DB Cargo UK (6x).
The first of six EffiShunter 600 locomotives for ESDEMIR has been outshopped by CZ LOKO. Numbered 723 710-0, the loco was captured on camera by Dalibor Palko at Jihlava in the Czech Republic on June 20th, 2019.