European Class 66's?

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Do all continental 66s have an air conditioning unit on the cab roof? The ones I've seen around Calais did. I guess these are removed prior to shipping to the UK.
 
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Most European 66's do have air con on the roof but not the ones being transferred to the UK

Wrong one I'm afraid, it's currently in Eastleigh and about to be hooked up to 47749 to head up to Doncaster Decoy. At the moment it's looking like the 66 will lead the 47 + the two 508 Barrier Vans.

It was the right one, just a change of plan to get back to Doncaster later today
 

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The loco originally designated as 66796 (was 561-03 in Europe) is now being renumbered as 66798
More to follow when announced.
Sounds intriguing. So at least another loco to come and be 66796.
 

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From what I can gather the one that came was never intended to be 66796, though at one time it was thought/assumed that it was.
 

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Not forgetting that 66734 and 66351-360 have also been registered for future use
I assume that this implies that "the system" is happy with the re-use of the number 66734. I thought there was a minimum time interval required before a number can be re-used.
 

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I assume that this implies that "the system" is happy with the re-use of the number 66734. I thought there was a minimum time interval required before a number can be re-used.

The system is indeed happy with the re-use of 66734 as the ORR agreed to the re-registration request by Beacon Rail last December
 

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I assume that this implies that "the system" is happy with the re-use of the number 66734. I thought there was a minimum time interval required before a number can be re-used.
I believe it is seven years after complete scrapping? When did the original 66 734 get broken up? ( I don't need the accident details or nature of the scrapping - I just can't remember when it was! )
 

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I believe it is seven years after complete scrapping? When did the original 66 734 get broken up? ( I don't need the accident details or nature of the scrapping - I just can't remember when it was! )
66734 was the Loch Trieg one wasn't it? Feels like that was a long time ago for sure.

Does seem odd that on the one hand the railway is re-using that number, but on the other hand certain headcodes are being retired... and no doubt there'll be all sorts of conspiracy theories in the future about the rush to scrap a certain 91 with a chequered history! Though the obvious difference between those is whether lives were lost, I suppose. Although it doesn't appear that there are any hard and fast rules on such things.
 

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66734 was the Loch Trieg one wasn't it? Feels like that was a long time ago for sure.

Does seem odd that on the one hand the railway is re-using that number, but on the other hand certain headcodes are being retired... and no doubt there'll be all sorts of conspiracy theories in the future about the rush to scrap a certain 91 with a chequered history! Though the obvious difference between those is whether lives were lost, I suppose. Although it doesn't appear that there are any hard and fast rules on such things.

It was indeed. Broken up at the side of the Loch, with it's cab's retained and now in use as Driver Simulators at GBRf's Peterborough centre.
 

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I believe it is seven years after complete scrapping? When did the original 66 734 get broken up? ( I don't need the accident details or nature of the scrapping - I just can't remember when it was! )
The derailment occurred on 28th June 2012 and the loco was officially withdrawn on that date. Scrapping on-site took place between August and September 2013 - the two cabs being retained and refurbished for use as driver training simulators at Peterborough. This loco was originally numbered 66 402 when working for DRS.
 

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The derailment occurred on 28th June 2012 and the loco was officially withdrawn on that date. Scrapping on-site took place between August and September 2013 - the two cabs being retained and refurbished for use as driver training simulators at Peterborough. This loco was originally numbered 66 402 when working for DRS.
Thank you; that does put it over the seven years at least. :)
 

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Were these usually double headed i know freightliner were using 66/6's on this working or is the other loco insurance.
66793/794 are the same specification as the Freightliner 66/6s, so the second loco was likely there as insurance.
 

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Were these usually double headed i know freightliner were using 66/6's on this working or is the other loco insurance.
FL used a single 66/6 although right at the start of their contract there was a period where there were two on the front.
 

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