Lost Country Houses of Derbyshire

Lost Country Houses of Derbyshire

50 Gems of Tyne and Wear

50 Gems of Tyne and Wear

25 Years of the Class 66

Publication Date15th May 2024

Book FormatPaperback





Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of these famous locos arriving in Britain, this is a wonderful photographic tribute to a faithful workhorse.
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The ubiquitous Class 66 locomotive first emerged onto the British freight scene in 1998, with many people getting their first close-up look at these engines at the Open Day at Toton in August that year. The twenty-fifth anniversary of the class in operation in Britain was celebrated in 2023. Since pioneer 66001 went on display at the, then, EWS-owned depot back in 1998, over 400 of these machines have seen service in Britain through all the major rail-freight operators. This book looks at the rapid cascade of these locomotives across the country in that twenty-five-year period. The Class 66’s area of operation extends from the china-clay traffic in the South West of England through to services to both Fort William and Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. It is also a celebration of the variety of traffic on offer to the observer of our railways today.

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