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Brush/BR/EWS/DBS Class 60 Diesel No 60039 at Cardiff 2016

Brush/BR/EWS/DBS Class 60 Diesel No 60039 at Cardiff 2016

British Rail/Brush Traction/English Welsh and Scottish Railway/DB Schenker Class 60 No. 60039 DOVE HOLES at St Georges, Cardiff on 20 April 2016 in Deutsche Bahn Cherry Red livery. It was originally named GLASTONBURY TOR on 9 May 1991; the name was removed on 30 April 1997, and it was subsequently renamed DOVE HOLES on 30 April 2015 . The Class 60 is a class of Co-Co heavy freight diesel-electric locomotives built by Brush Traction. They are nicknamed Tugs by Rail Enthusiasts. In June 2007 EWS was acquired by DB Schenker, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German railway company, Deutsche Bahn AG. Since working for EWS/DB Schenker, Class 60s have typically been employed on stone, aggregate, ballast and petroleum traffic and also on steel trains. By 2009 many Class 60s were in storage, with only fifteen in operation at any one time In June 2014 it was reported that 10 locos were sold to Colas Rail. The numbers are 60 002/021/026/047/056/076/085/087/095/096.
Date Photo Taken 20/04/2016
Uploaded 28/08/2016
This is a RailUK Member Submitted Photo
Image Owner/Copyright Phil Watkins
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