Freightliner’s green machines

Having covered first-generation BR diesels last month, TIM SHACKLETON moves forward in time to point camera and airbrush at Freightliner’s sizeable fleet of EMD Class 66s.

WE NOW HAVE A RIGHT royal choice of ‘OO’ gauge Class 66s, each with their own plus-points and negatives, and each a unique interpretation of the same thing. Not all Freightliner ‘66s’ are identical either - there are standard (66501-66581, 6660166622) and low-emission versions (66582-66599, 66623-66625, 66951-66957), with a variety of light clusters, cab windows and other differences. But one of the things I like most about these machines is that, with very few exceptions, they all carry much the same livery.

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