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Freightliner Class 66 v2.0 Loco Add-On
Freightliner Class 66 v2.0 Loco Add-On Steam header
Availability Currently available on Steam
Features Class 66 in Freightliner livery
FEA-B and KTA wagons
Scenarios 3 Career
Price £11.99
Link Steam logo Here!

HistoryEdit

When British Rail's freight operations were privatised in 1996, “English, Welsh and Scottish Railway” (EWS) bought a large proportion of British Rail's freight operations. Many of the locomotives that EWS inherited were at the end of their useful life and EWS approached General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD), to supply a replacement. EMD offered their JT42CWR model which incorporated General Motors' version of (self-steering) bogies that reduce flange wear, improve adhesion and reduce track load. The locomotive design uses standard EMD components of its era including D43 traction motors. The new JT42CWR locomotives were finally given the Class 66 designation in the British classification system (TOPS). Two hundred and fifty were initially ordered and built in London, Ontario, Canada.

In 1998, Freightliner placed an order for locomotives. They were followed by GB Railfreight, and then Direct Rail Services. More recent orders for additional locomotives have seen the introduction of low-emission variants and other operators such as Colas Rail now utilise a number of locomotives.

The Class 66 design has also been introduced to Continental Europe where it is currently certified for operations in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, and Poland. They currently operate on routes between Sweden and Denmark and between Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Poland.

Train SimulatorEdit

For Train Simulator the Freightliner Class 66 v2.0 was developed by RailSimulator.com and Oovee Game Studios, being published through Steam on 12th December 2012.

Rolling StockEdit

  • Class 66 in licensed Freightliner livery
  • FEA-B Spline container wagons
  • KTA pocket container wagons

ScenariosEdit

All scenarios are for the Edinburgh - Glasgow route

  • Cadder Misty Morning - Starting from Cadder Yard near Glasgow you are bringing Intermodal freight to Larbert in preparation for onwards movement. Be advised of a 30MPH speed restriction through Greenhill.
  • Rating: Easy
  • Keeping Out of the Rush - You are departing with Intermodal freight out of Grangemouth, through Greenhill, to Cadder Yard. The main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow is experiencing heavy traffic so you will be routed into the passing loops at Greenhill and Gartshore to allow priority services to pass
  • Rating: Medium
  • Intermodal Run Around - You are running an Intermodal freight service from Grangemouth to Edinburgh. This involves running your Class 66 around the 8 FEA wagons at Grangemouth and Larbert before continuing to Edinburgh Waverley for a crew change.
  • Rating: Hard

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