Evening Star Shines Bright

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Recently our Branchline OO Scale ‘Evening Star’ Class 66 (No. 66779 in GBRf Brunswick Green livery, 32-983) arrived at our warehouse joining its fellow classmates in the range. Available from Bachmann stockists now, these models are in high demand so secure yours before it’s too late!

Since the first locomotive arrived in 1998, the Class 66 has gone on to become one of the most popular modern designs seen on Britain’s railways. Often referred to as ‘Sheds’, they have carried a variety of liveries over their 20 years of work such as EWS, Freightliner and DRS. In 2016 the last batch of the class was delivered to British soil and No. 66779, being the final Class 66 built for use in Britain, was named ‘Evening Star’ and was painted in lined Brunswick Green, echoing the final steam locomotive built by BR.

Above: Branchline OO Scale ‘Evening Star’ Class 66 No. 66779 in GBRf Brunswick Green livery, 32-983

The locomotive was unveiled at York’s National Railway Museum in May 2016 and was displayed for two weeks opposite its namesake, BR Class 9F No. 92220, which was the last steam locomotive built by British Railways. It can be currently found working freight duties and occasional rail tours around Britain and once its working days are up, GB Railfreight (GBRf) will donate the locomotive to the National Railway Museum.

Above: (left) OO scale 32-850A BR Class 9F ‘Evening Star’ & (right) 32-983 Class 66 ‘Evening Star’

Joining the Branchline Class 66 later this year is our OO scale model of its namesake – BR Standard Class 9F ‘Evening Star’ No.92220 in BR Green, Late Crest livery (32-850A) – along with our Graham Farish N scale version of the Class 66. Make sure you keep an eye out on our news page for more information on these items. All our products can be purchased from a Bachmann Stockist.