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Class 67 and 68 Locomotives

by Cole, Andrew Code: 55838 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publication date: 15/03/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $30.54
Thirty Class 67 locomotives were ordered by EWS for use on parcels traffic to help replace the Class 47s that they had inherited. They were built in Spain, by Alstom at their Valencia factory, with the first locomotive appearing in the UK in 1999. These locos performed faultlessly on the parcels work until the contract was lost. This allowed the class to spread further, and they have found a good use on hire to passenger operators, and also on charter traffic. All are still in use, most with DB Cargo and two having been sold to Colas. Also built in Spain, the Class 68 locomotives were ordered by Direct Rail Services in 2012, with the first loco arriving in 2014. Thirty-four have so far been ordered so far, and are used on a variety of freight and also passenger workings, finding regular use with ScotRail and Chiltern. They will also soon be used by TransPennine Express. This book shows the diversity of these two mainline classes.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: AMBERLEY
Publication date: 15/03/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 234mm X 165mm
Code: 55838