GB Railfreight Class 60 named Graham Farish

GB Railfreight Class 60 named Graham Farish

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has named Class 60 60002 Graham Farish – 50th Anniversary 1970-2020 to celebrate the company’s association with British outline ‘N’ gauge over the past 50 years.

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60002 was outshopped from Toton depot following repaint into GBRf’s blue and orange colour scheme but due to the current lockdown restrictions, it was not possible to hold an official naming ceremony, so the name was applied and the locomotive released to traffic, with a formal event rescheduled for later in the year.

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Sharing his delight at the naming, Bachmann Europe Plc’s Managing Director, David Haarhaus, said: “We are honoured that GBRf have agreed to bestow one of their locomotives with the Graham Farish name and we are indebted to them for their help in marking this important milestone, particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic. Graham Farish has been at the forefront of British 'N' gauge since the first models were produced more than 50 years ago, and we at Bachmann Europe have been the proud custodians of this iconic brand since 2000.“

GB Railfreight’s Engineering Strategy Director, Bob Tiller is also looking forward to seeing the prototype reproduced in miniature: “GBRf acknowledge the exciting railway modelling culture in the UK and importance of getting it right especially with the variety of liveries GBRf use on the fleet. We are pleased to work with and indeed honour Bachmann Europe in naming 60002 and look forward to seeing the model in due course.”

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