66718 Sir Peter Hendy
and 66721 Harry Beck
London Transport Museum in association with Bachmann Europe plc announces two exclusive new Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. Type JT42CWR Class 66 diesel locomotive models which are due for release during summer 2016. These models have been commissioned by popular demand and follow on from the Museum’s highly successful London Underground S Stock models which launched in 2015.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground in 2013, and to celebrate GB Railfreight’s partnership with London Transport Museum, two Class 66 locomotives with new liveries and names were dedicated to the former Transport for London Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE (No. 66718), and Harry Beck (No. 66721), the designer of the 1930’s diagrammatic Tube map.
The locomotives were unveiled during a ceremony at London Victoria station on 5 November 2013 by special guests Sir Peter and Harry Beck’s biographer, Ken Garland. Both locomotives honour achievements of London’s transport system past and present.
Since becoming Commissioner of Transport for London, Sir Peter worked to make London a world leader in integrated and innovative transport delivery, and played a key role in preparing for the successful operation of London’s transport for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The locomotive features pictograms of Transport for London’s portfolio of modes.
Harry Beck was an electrical engineer who designed the modern Tube map based on an electrical circuit diagram in 1931. The locomotive features elements of the original map on one side and a 2013 version of the map on the other side.
London Transport Museum’s in-house design team created the liveries which were applied to two of GB Railfreight’s existing locomotives. The locomotives are used for freight services which support the construction of Crossrail and the renewal of the London Underground infrastructure on the Metropolitan, District and Hammersmith and City lines.
Both models are to the established model railway scale of 1:76 (OO). They were viewed by the public for the first time at Warley National Model Railway Exhibition.
Both models may be ordered in advance from London Transport Museum:
- online at www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk
- by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- by visiting the shop for a form to pre-order
- call 020 7565 7295 to order by telephone
The models are priced at £153.95 each.