THE START OF THE NEW MILLENIUM was an exciting time on the railway, especially for GB Railfreight, which had just won a major contract from Railtrack to operate infrastructure services. The award allowed the embryo company to order a fleet of Class 66s from GM in Canada that began arriving in 2001. Our close relationship with management facilitated quick approval for a model that was duly commissioned from Lima. Our No. 66701 carried the original ‘large logo’ inspired GBRf livery and etched stainless steel nameplates.