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New Class 70
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No: 11243   Contributor: Dave Forbes   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: General Electric   Country: England
New Class 70

New to the British Rail network , Freightliner's heavy-haul locomotive 70011 arrives early in Carlisle Citadel on the upline.

Co-ed It was originally expected that these would be designated class 68. Some have been assembled in Turkey.
Picture added on 20 May 2011 at 21:17
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Why Class 68 a sub class in 70's yes. Were noty all the class 56 in one class, we have to many classes of this and that going around, streamline and be done with it.

Added by Mike & Helen on 21 May 2011.
Only the demonstrator 70099 (now 70801) was assembled in Turkey, and is now to be used for crew training in November 2013 by Colas Rail, which has ordered nine of these 'Powerhaul' locomotives.
The Class 68 is an all-new design being built by Vossloh at Valencia, Spain, 15 having been ordered by Direct Rail Services. 68001 should be undergoing testing in the Czech Republic by now (December 2013). This means that 68002 will be the first to enter the UK. They should all have arrived by mid-summer 2014.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 18 December 2013.
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