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Date: 05/10/22 14:57
EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: exhaustED

The UK's dominant freight traction type, the ubiquitous class 66 is often criticised for being too common... but there is still a lot of variation in paint schemes/liveries as well as in the train types that they handle. A short stint on the west coast main line last Thursday, just south of Crewe in Cheshire produced 3 southbound freights with 3 class 66s in very different colour schemes.

1. GBRf class 66 no. 66747, named 'Made in Sheffield' and wearing a soecial customer's paint scheme leads a loaded limestone train.



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Date: 05/10/22 15:03
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: exhaustED

2. DB Cargo no. 66104 leads an intermodal.




Date: 05/10/22 15:06
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: exhaustED

3. G and W/Freightliner no. 66 leads another intermodal.




Date: 05/11/22 00:16
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: petmew

During my time at ERS Railways we had a manager who made sure every new Class66 6601-6617 had some small differing details on the front of the cabine.
If you search on the internet for 'ERSR 6601' etc. you'll see it.
We had about five well-known train-photographers at that company, mostly very devoted to our trains and customer/owner Maersk. And trying to make our trains interesting to photographers.



Date: 05/11/22 10:44
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: exhaustED

petmew Wrote:
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> During my time at ERS Railways we had a manager
> who made sure every new Class66 6601-6617 had some
> small differing details on the front of the
> cabine.
> If you search on the internet for 'ERSR 6601' etc.
> you'll see it.
> We had about five well-known train-photographers
> at that company, mostly very devoted to our trains
> and customer/owner Maersk. And trying to make our
> trains interesting to photographers.

That's interesting, I certainly wasn't aware of that!



Date: 05/11/22 12:42
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: goneon66

outstanding and thanks for posting.  what does the d.b. mean?

oh, IF you ever have the opportunity, a video with the sound of those class 66's working hard would make my day........

66



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Date: 05/11/22 13:22
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: 86235

goneon66 Wrote:
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> outstanding and thanks for posting.  what does
> the d.b. mean?
>
> 66

Deutsch Bahn - German Railways, who acquired CN's EWS subsidiary in 2007.



Date: 05/11/22 13:26
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: exhaustED

goneon66 Wrote:
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> outstanding and thanks for posting.  what does
> the d.b. mean?
>
> oh, IF you ever have the opportunity, a video with
> the sound of those class 66's working hard would
> make my day........
>

I'll see what i can do on the video front... ;-)



Date: 05/11/22 13:37
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: texchief1

Excellent shots!

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 05/11/22 19:16
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: train1275

Very nice shots !!



Date: 05/11/22 22:41
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: 86235

goneon66 Wrote:
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> the sound of those class 66's working hard would make my day........
>
> 66
This any good? A heavy loaded train of stone reaching the summit of Llanvihangel Bank, it's about as noisy as a 66 in good order on a dry rail gets.



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Date: 05/12/22 06:33
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: goneon66

thank you very much 86235, much appreciated..........

66
 



Date: 05/15/22 09:34
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: exhaustED

This is a re-post of a video taken last year.... about the clearest class 66 sound (when on full power) that I have... pump up the volume!!



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Date: 05/16/22 06:07
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: goneon66

just what i needed to start my day.  thanks for posting.............

66



Date: 05/16/22 07:07
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety
Author: train1275

Nice video !!



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