GB Railfreight unveil Class 50 locomotives

GB Railfreight 50s
Credit: GB Railfreight

GB Railfreight has unveiled their new-look Class 50 locomotives and their new livery.

Class 50s, 50007 and 50049, from the Class 50 Alliance, will be used to haul Pathfinder Tours ‘The Terminator – Phoenixed’ this Saturday.

The locomotives will be used across the country with GBRf’s new Rail Services sector,  which includes providing rolling stock haulage, vehicle delivery, new train testing and storage.

The two 50s join Class 47s in the new sector, which were unveiled yesterday by GBRf. 47727, 47739 and 47749, with 739 and 749 already being modified with Dellner couplings to allow them to haul new build trains. GBRf will base the ‘47s’ at UK Rail Leasing’s Leicester facility.

Credit: GB Railfreight
Credit: GB Railfreight

Contracts between GBRf and Bombardier have been agreed to move Class 720s between Derby and Old Dalby for testing, and then to Ilford for delivery.

What did the officials say?

Bob Tiller, GBRf Engineering Director said:

“GBRf are pleased to have refurbished and repainted these locomotives to provide a reliable and efficient traction to our Rail Services division. With the inbuilt translator equipment we can provide a flexible service to multiple unit moves and other rolling stock”.

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