PowerHaul upgrades


The Freightliner and Colas Rail Freight operated Class 70 diesel locomotives are amongst the most advanced on the British network. MIKE WILD shows how a ZIMO decoder can be installed into the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge model along with DCC Concepts and Rail Exclusive products for a full suite of sound.


Above: The Bachmann Class 70 is a striking locomotive which is packed full of detail. With the addition of digital sound, it really comes to life and is the perfect motive power for Freightliner intermodal and aggregates trains.

The fleet of 37 Class 70 PowerHaul diesel locomotives are amongst the most powerful and advanced to operate on the British railway network. The first was introduced in 2009 as part of a plan between Freightliner and General Electric (GE) in the United States of America to provide a heavy freight locomotive which would be more energy efficient.

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