After two years of design and construction, Freightliner’s new GE Powerhaul locos hit the UK.
AT AN EVENT at Newport Docks, Gwent, today (November 8th, 2009), representatives from Freightliner and General Electric unveiled the first two ‘Powerhaul’ locomotives to arrive in the UK.
The two Class 70s, Nos. 70001 & 70002, had set out from GE’s Erie works, Pennsylvania, on October 7th, loaded aboard flat wagons. They made the Atlantic crossing from Lamberts Point Docks in Norfolk, Virginia.
The full story of the event can be found in the next issue of RAIL EXPRESS magazine, on sale on November 27th. For now, here are a few pictures from the day’s ceremony.