A specialist ballast carrying wagon. They deposit ballast by side tipping. The first 200 were built by Thrall Europa, York in 2001. This livery was short lived as Railtrack failed and became Network Rail in October 2002. They put vinyls over the RAILTRACK before repainting them. The final 100 were built in Romania in 2004 with the yellow Network Rail livery.
Introduced in 1998 a North American design developed from the class 59 and modified to work within the restricted UK loading gauge. Design classification JT42CWR they are now built by General Motors Electro Motive Division, They operate in other European mainland countries with more than 450 operating in the UK for several different operators. There are, of course, many detail differences.
Detail photos are available in some other collections for individual locomotives.
Good info on the class available http://class66.railfan.nl/
66302 Built in April 2008 Works no 20078946-001 originally on lease with Fastline
66305 Built in April 2008 Works no 20078929-005 originally on lease with Fastline
66419 introduced October 2006 Works no. 20058700-009
66431 Built in August 2008 Works no. 20078946-001 Classification JT42CWR-T1 "Class 66" Leased to Direct Rail Services from November 2008.
Network Rail has built a considerable new campus on the site of the Midland Railway engine shed at the south end of York station. This will control much of the East Coast Mainline, Leeds etc. as well as having a large training centre. It is planned to be the largest of the 14 new rail operating centres.
Photographs during its construction.
Official site https://www.networkrail.co.uk/YorkTriangle/?cd=1
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A collection mainly of St. Albans locomotive shed in 1967- a very nice prototype for a model with only 2 roads and water tank on the roof. Despite closing in 1961 it was largely complete and housing a BR type 2 diesel when visited in May 1967, with Tony Dyer. LMS engine sheds vol 2 by Hawkin and Reeve has track plan and more information.
Unfortunately Tony Dyer died on 20/11/2016. He was a very kind man, taking under his wing a teenager with a keen interest in the Midland Railway and rolling stock. He was an early innovator for the Model Railway hobby, forming MOPOK with John Senior from Staines MRS, they used preprinted sides on a plastic frame with ABS supplied castings to make accurate models of mainly parcels stock. Later with George Pring their company Kemilway introduced etching to Model Railways.
Carrying cars and lorries were an important traffic on BR. Many were delivery of MoD and new cars from manufacturers and docks, others were private cars especially for Motorail. Although end loading docks were very common, the introduction of dual height Cartics required special loading arrangements. Some where fixed, others mobile, often using redundant coach underframes.