On 11 November, Armistice Day, Freightliner will be naming one of its Class 66 locomotives in honour of those who lost their lives during WW1, including 20 000 railway workers.
Following the private naming ceremony the newly named locomotive will be available to the media at Crew Station.
Freightliner is partnering with model railway manufacturer Dapol to produce a detailed scale model of the same locomotive and, for every model sold, a donation will be made to ABF the Soldiers’ Charity.
ABF the Soldiers’ Charity (formerly the Army Benevolent Fund) is the national charity of the British Army and provides financial and practical support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need.
The private naming ceremony will take place at Freightliner’s new maintenance facility in Crewe, which provides cost effective, bespoke rolling stock maintenance solutions for their fleet of locomotives.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/10112016/freightliner-honours-those-who-lost-their-lives-in-ww1/