UK launch for Freightliner Class 70

November 8, 2009

After two years of design and construction, Freightliner’s new GE Powerhaul locos hit the UK.

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Nos. 70001 & 70002 are the first examples of a brand new main line locomotive design to arrive in the UK for over a decade.

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.

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Freightliner reveals new Powerhaul livery

September 15, 2009

New pictures of the GE/Freightliner Class 70 have been released.

Freightliner Powerhaul livery

THE INTRODUCTION OF the new General Electric Class 70 ‘Powerhaul’ locomotives for Freightliner will also see a radically revised colour scheme and branding debut on the new machines. Pictures of the newly painted locos have been released by Freightliner and they are reproduced here.

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GE celebrates premiere of Powerhaul loco

September 24, 2008

The world premiere of GE’s PowerHaul™ engine and loco at InnoTrans.

GE Powerhaul locomotive - Euro spec

GE Powerhaul locomotive - European specification

GE TRANSPORTATION, A unit of General Electric Company and global technology innovator in the railroad industry, introduced today its new PowerHaul™ engine and locomotive at InnoTrans 2008 in Berlin, Germany. InnoTrans is the world’s largest rail exhibition attracting more than 75,000 attendees and 1,600 exhibitors from 90 countries.

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