A quick update with some news flashes, new photos will
6602, 6606 have been spotted with CapTrain logo now.
has been painted in green livery.
RTB has 6613
(266 067-6) in use, which is/was (?) leased to NBE Rail.
loco PB05 in service again.
ERS has loco
6614 temporary in service again.
Benelux has blacky DE6305 in service again.
77502 has moved from Tilburg to somewhere (France?) last
66434 is in service now.
finally seems to get 66410 as well now.
66048 has made it to Inverness by road, from there it
will get to Toton by rail.
company CBRail Leasing s.a.r.l. has done a namechange.
During a press presentation today at the HGK workshop at
Brühl-Vochem, they announced the new name Ascendos
Rail Leasing. To celebrate this, loco PB02 was presented in new
green/yellow livery, after getting a revision there.
Loco PB01 is currently in revision for
Ascendos, at the HGK workshop at Brühl-Vochem. More
locos will follow.
A total of 8
new Euro Cargo Rail JT42CWRM arrived
from Canada with Jumboship Jumbo Vision in the port of
Rotterdam (NL) on Sunday February 7th 2010. All locos
were unloaded on Monday. On Tuesday the locos were hauled
from the port to the yard of Rotterdam Waalhaven Zuid
awaiting further transport on Wednesday to NedTrain
Tilburg for final assembling. The following 8 locos has
arrived this time: 77045, 77047, 77048, 77050-77053 and
77057. This means there are still 8 ECR 66s in Canada.
Rail 77030 is still located
at Oberhausen (Germany) for driver training.
company Angel Trains has changed their name to Alpha Trains for their
activities in continental Europe since 01-01.
CapTrain is the new name for SNCF Fret Benelux, ITL Benelux and
Veolia Cargo Nederland. CapTrain is
owned by SNCF Geodis.
Veolia Cargo 561-5 seems to be
offlease since December 2009.
Railways 6615 was sent to
Hattingen (Germany) for installing ETCS.
CrossRail PB13 left Krefeld
(Germany), destination unknown. Loco PB05 and PB12 are still there.
some nice shots of class 66 locos in Europe.
some pictures of DB Schenker 66048 (crashed at 04-01-2010), it
still was at Carrbridge on 13-02-2010...
__... and here of
the recovery of the loco in the early morning of
locos 66403, 66404, 66405 and 66410 were transported from
Willesden/Wembley to Tonbridge on 25-01-2010.
__The next day
66403/404/405 went to depot St. Leonards, but 66410 stays stored at
Tonbridge since then.
__Loco 66403 went back in service for FirstGBRf on 03-02.
__Loco 66404 went back in service for FirstGBRf on 04-02.
__Loco 66405 went back in service for FirstGBRf on 08-02.
Freightliner 66509 was on hire to Colas Rail for driver training from 26-01
Freightliner has moved the
stored 66573 and 66574 (debranded!) to
Dagenham Dock early February.
Freightliner has reinstated
the stored 66580 and 66581 end of January
for restricted use.
DRS 66434 will go to Fastline Freight and will get new
livery soon. The locos is currently at Barrow Hill.
Loco 66844 went from FirstGBRf use to Colas Rail use, the loco is still Advenza
blue without any repaint.
Loco PB19 joined CrossRail Benelux again, since
they were short of operable locos.
Jumbo Vision has entered the port of Halifax (Canada) to
pick up the yesterday mentioned ECR class 66s.
picture of freshly painted Colas Rail 66843.
Railion loco 266 453-0 has arrived at
Padborg in Denmark! The machine will be used by CFL Cargo
Denmark as a 'second-unit'. Since it does not have Danish
ATC system installed, it may not run on its own. Therefor
it will be used as the second driving loco in a train.
Any further info is welcome.
Loco DE6606 has now been leased to CrossRail Benelux since
Another 8 Euro Cargo Rail class 66 are on
their way to Europe. On 21-01-2010 they were transported
from the EMD plant in London, Ontario (Canada) to the
port of Halifax in Nova Scotia (Canada). Shipment to
Rotterdam (Netherlands) is planned to arrive end of
January. Video here!
Loco 66843 has switched from FirstGbrf to Colas Rail now, and has Colas livery
understood that loco 66844 from FirstGbrf will become offlease soon.
Freightliner Poland has returned
locos 6606 and 6607 to the leasing company Beacon Rail.
Loco DE6607 has now been leased to CrossRail Benelux since
Railways 6609 has now been
leased to HHPI since 11-01-2010
and now carries the road number 29006.
photos of HHPI 29004 and 29005.
shows ex-Veolia PB05 leaving Holland
In the UK, Colas Rail plans to take over 66843 (former Advenza) from FirstGBRf.
It had been
confirmed that Veolia Cargo PB01 and PB05 are both offlease now, check the
__Also Veolia Cargo PB017 should be returned
6615 is offlease,
which only leaves 6611, 6612, and 6617 in service for
Schenker 266 107 is already
offlease for a while.
operator HGK has still 11
class 66 locos in service.
In the UK,
it is understood that Colas Rail is in need for
more Class 66 locos for their new traffic.
some photos of HHPI oldstyle and
CrossRail Benelux has indeed
returned locos PB12, PB13 and PB19 to the leasing company.
picture we see PB05, PB13, PB12, PB01 standing at Krefeld
(Germany). EMD has a servicefacility at Krefeld.
__It is unknown why
PB01 and PB05 (both Veolia Cargo) were at this
Euro Cargo Rail 77030 left Holland
earlier this week, and was transported to Oberhausen
ACTS Nederland is using loco 653-4 which is the
only black Class 66 with white front ends.
DB Schenker Rail UK 66048 in its new
Stobart livery. Too bad the loco has crashed this week.
As planned, Euro Cargo Rail 77030 was transported
today from Kijfhoek to Germany and further.
CrossRail Benelux locos PB12, PB13 and PB19 lost their old DLC Railway
decals on 29-12-2009.
__All 3 locos are becoming offlease soon or
maybe already are now.
machines of ERS Railways on one picture: 6615, 653-3 and 6617. Loco 653-3 is
earlier, many Veolia/R4C class 66s are losing their
decals. Also the former R4C 653-08.
some snow photos of HHPI 29004 and 29005
in lease from Beacon Rail since 27-11-2009.
A new list
have been added to the menu (under 'Class 66') called the
'Offlease List'. This list
__all locos currently not in use by any
operator. The list is far from complete, so if you have
__or additional information please mail.
SNCF Fret Benelux has returned
loco 6605 to CBRail on
28-12-2009, Rurtalbahn has got loco
20038561-4 in lease from MRCE, and numbered V262.
Euro Cargo Rail 77030 was transported
today from NedTrain Tilburg to Kijfhoek, further
transport is planned tomorrow.
'CapTrain' has been mentioned as the new name for the
company which should include
__Veolia Cargo , (former) Rail4Chem Benelux and SNCF Fret Benelux. However there
is no official information yet
__that states if this is correct. At least
Veolia loco 8653-01 got some kind of new design already!
ERS Railways has just 4 class
66s in operating service now, the blue/silver 6611, 6612
and the black 6615, 6617.
__The black 6616 is
out of service since the horrific accident in September
2009. Here is a picture of loco 6617 today.
DB Schenker Rail UK 66048 has got a
Stobart-livery now for operating the new
__However, yesterday on the first day of the
new traffic, 66048 derailed and went into the woods
__at Carrbridge (UK). An impression can be
found here and here.
Freightliner UK has stopped and
stored the locos 66573-66574 and 66578-66581 after
getting new GE Class 70s in service.
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