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Date: 06/21/22 02:55
EMD Class 66 Variety, Dutch edition
Author: petmew

ExhaustED showed some British Class 66 colours. Below you'll find some Class 66 locomotives I found at Rotterdam Waalhaven Zuid.

653-07 at Alstom, showing the left-overs of the HSL Logistik colours.
https://cdn.trainorders.com/attachments/thumbs/1641000/20220610_143915_62b1910d972d1.jpg

653-04 leaving Alstom, freshly repainted in Beacon Rail colours. Beacon Rail is a leasing company.
https://cdn.trainorders.com/attachments/thumbs/1641000/20220615_124644_62b19126279e2.jpg

653-01 in the colours of Rotterdam Rail Feeding, a Genesee&Wyoming company.
https://cdn.trainorders.com/attachments/thumbs/1641000/20220620_161538_62b191315078b.jpg

The Class 66 was a very common engine in the Netherlands, until we couldn't fuel red diesel any more. It was the first powerful locomotive for cross-border operations in western Europe, available for private companies. At ERSR we used these engines for trains between Rotterdam, Belgium and Germany / border stations between Germany and Poland, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Reliable, but noisy.








Date: 06/21/22 06:38
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety, Dutch edition
Author: goneon66

outstanding.  thanks for the images and info............

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Date: 06/21/22 07:53
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety, Dutch edition
Author: exhaustED

A very successful locomotive type, basically 2/3 of an SD70M.

The current trend in Europe is a move away from these types to dual-mode locos, with a Caterpillar prime mover as well as powerful overhead electric capability. Two locos in one!



Date: 06/21/22 10:01
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety, Dutch edition
Author: engineerinvirginia

exhaustED Wrote:
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> A very successful locomotive type, basically 2/3
> of an SD70M.
>
> The current trend in Europe is a move away from
> these types to dual-mode locos, with a Caterpillar
> prime mover as well as powerful overhead electric
> capability. Two locos in one!

Good thing for EMD that they are now a Caterpillar property...in a roundabout way. 



Date: 06/22/22 15:01
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety, Dutch edition
Author: petmew

exhaustED Wrote:
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> A very successful locomotive type, basically 2/3
> of an SD70M.
>
> The current trend in Europe is a move away from
> these types to dual-mode locos, with a Caterpillar
> prime mover as well as powerful overhead electric
> capability. Two locos in one!

Like this one:
https://cdn.trainorders.com/attachments/thumbs/1641000/20211622_103106_62b38e812194d.jpg
Stadler Euro9000 with 2 Caterpillar engines (and a normal electric overhead wire traction installation, to get to the advertised 9 MW / 500 kN.)

It just finished certification runs in the Netherlands and will continue testing in Belgium starting soon.

Problem for most modern disc braked locomotives and DMUs in the Netherlands is our old train detection system, which has trouble detection single engines or short trains reliable enough. Some locomotives may only run on some routes with a minimal axle count. (Fun fact, we tested some of our two axle diesel hydraulics with composite brake shoes, and they detected about the same as a Class 66 on our local Alstom Jade train detection system. Electric locomotives were in a different league as the detect way better.)

I can only hope, Stadler Euro9000 detects well enough, as we could use some more options in the Dutch locomotive market.
 




Date: 06/23/22 15:11
Re: EMD Class 66 Variety, Dutch edition
Author: 86235

This is an artist's impression of GBRf's new Stadler.




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