Tuesday 22 May 2018

Freightliner Class 66 - new headlights and double headers, St Denys, 19th May 2018

66558 sports the new style replacement headlights for the Class 66 which had the larger diameter Xenon HID (?)  units (two examples seen below). These were changed at Midland Road in later April - early May. 66558 + 66557 with late running 4O18 05:03 LawleyStreet-Maritime. 66558 was at Hinksey, so may have rescued this train at Reading where 116 minutes were lost.

Apparently from discussions we will see all the Freightliner Class 66s with upgraded headlights by 2019. Except in bright sunlit days they are a challenge for photography except on manual settings. 

66540 Ruby + 66511 DIT 4O14 07:33 Lawley Street - Maritime.

66570 4O29 08:55 Basford Hall - Maritime.