The class 66s below are at the small loco depot at Peterborough next to the station.
The Depot was transferred to EWS on privatisation.
EWS Class 66116 was at the Peterborough Depot in 2003 and line of class 66 are at the small loco depot which was transferred to EWS on privatisation at Peterborough
This long line of class 66ss are at the small loco depot which was transferred to EWS on privatisation at Peterborough. it has a very small shed and refuelling plant next to Spittle bridge just to the north of Peterborough station.
This Depot does not see line ups like this today as only the odd engines use this depot now.
EWS ordered 250 class 66s which were built by GM at Ontario, in Canada from May 1997 and GM completed delivery of the order for this batch of Class 66's around June 2000 taking about 26 months for these locomotives.
Peterborough Depot 2009
Class 66063 at Peterborough Depot on the 17th of October 2009
One of the things that the Depot is still used for is the leaf fall trains.This one was in 2009.
Class 66007 in the Depot on the 17th of October 2009
One of the Network Rail blue tanks on this train in the depot at Peterborough
Class 66035 and class 66020 in the depot at Peterborough on the 17th of October 2009
Peterborough Depot in 2010
Class 66126 and class 66230 next to an empty shed at the Peterborough Depot on the 13th of November 2010
A second view of the shed which is just long enough to get one class 66 in.
EWS.....DB Schenker Rail
EWS is short for the English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd. They took over from BR the following BR freight divisions of Loadhaul , Rail Express Systems plus Mainline Freight and Transrail Freight. Later also the National Power Rail Unit and BRs European division called Railfreight Distribution were added . All these were merged into one and called EWS.
In 2007 EWS was bought by Deutsche Bahn. The name was changed in January 2009 to DB Schenker Rail (UK) Ltd.
Only one or two EWS locomotives have been repainted in May of 2010 and even now in 2018 not that many more have been repainted in DB red some of the class 66s begin to look ready for a repaint . some still have EWS on them and there apears no rush to rebrand them.
The Class 66
The Class 66 locomotives weigh 126 tonnes and they have a route availability of 7. There wheel arrangement is of the Co-Co type with a cab at each end. They are rated for 75 mph operation. They have a GM 12N-710G3B-EC two-stroke engine. This engine is rated at 3,200hp at 900rpm. This engine is coupled to a GM AR8/CA6 main alternator, which powers the six GM D43TR traction motors. These develop a maximum tractive effort of 90,000 lbf with a continuous tractive effort of 57,000 lbf .
The class 66 is now the most common freight class in the UK with GBRf and Freightliner and DRS having 66's as well.