Rugged, reliable, and popular. The GM-EMD design JT42CWR, well-known as Class 66, is becoming a common sight on rail networks throughout Europe. In the, by GM-EMD engineers written article, you can read detailed description of the conception of these machines, as well as the necessary certification procedures for their operation in Europe, and all about what lies inside that distinctive, austere, corrugated bodyshell.
EWS is where the Class 66 story has its roots, and with 250 locomotives leased from Angel Trains, the British company is the clear European leader in terms of fleet size. In this view, 66181 passes Bredicot, near Worcester, heading the Longbridge to Swindon automotive components empties on 7 April 2003.
Photo: Bob Sweet