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4/21/2003



Rail News: Rail Industry Trends

EMD delivers 'Class 66' locomotive to GB Railfreight


On April 14, General Motors Corp.'s Electro-Motive Division (EMD) delivered the first of five JT42CWR locomotives to GB Railfreight under a contract with United Kingdom-based leasing company HSBC Rail.


EMD now has delivered 17 "Class 66" 3,000-horsepower locomotives to GB Railfreight, a freight road launched in March 2001 by GB Railways Group, which also operates passenger roads Anglia Railways and Hull Trains.


The locomotive builder has sold more than 350 Class 66 units in the U.K., representing the largest, sustained production of diesel-electric locomotives for that market, according to a prepared statement.


EMD also plans to focus its Class 66 sales efforts in a growing European market, where 38 JT42CWRs currently operate in six countries.


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