GBRf/Newell & Wright, Class 66, Co-Co, 66747 ‘Made in Sheffield’ Locomotive R3940 – Era 11

(1 customer review)


Part of the 2020 range of Class 66 diesel locomotives…

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SKU: R3940 Categories: , EAN/Barcode: 5055286677328


The reduction in European freight traffic volumes prompted GBRf to purchase three unused Class 66s in late 2012 from Crossrail Benelux N.V and 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.

DCC TypeDCC Ready
PeriodEra 11 (2014 +)
Operator/LiveryGBRf, NWT Light Blue
ClassClass 66
DesignerElectro-Motive Diesel
Entered Service2003
Minimum CurveR2
Age Suitability14+
Motor5 Pole Skew Wound
Wheel ConfigurationCo-Co

Additional information

Weight1 kg

GBRf, NWT Light Blue

1 review for GBRf/Newell & Wright, Class 66, Co-Co, 66747 ‘Made in Sheffield’ Locomotive R3940 – Era 11

  1. scottlloyd735 (verified owner)

    Brilliant service and fast posting, great communication also! Beautiful train, built well and packed well too, pulls quite a big load to!

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