Monday 11 February 2019

DB Cargo operated Hanson Class 59/1 locomotives, Westbury, 8th February 2019

The Class 59/1 locomotives are expected to transfer to Freightliner operation in November 2019.

59101 Village of Whatley was shipped from GMD, London, Ont. to Newport, arriving on 19th October 1990, and unloaded the following day to enter service in November that year. Seen here leading 7C77 12:40 Acton - Merehead empties.

59102 Village of Chantry arrives in a heavy downpour, for a crew change, leading a late running 6L21 13:23 Whatley - Dagenham.

Ready for the away, the train was in the hands of a GBRf driver contracted to cover for DB Cargo crew.