The first purchase of a new locomotive in decades is a fact: one of my favorite Diesel locomotives, an EMD Class 66. The N scale model is from Kato in ACTS livery. Finally some proper power for container and coal trains.
Prototype image of ACTS Class 66 MCRE 513-9 at Amsterdam CS on 15 september 2007. Source: wikipedia.org
The Class 66 (or JT42CWR) is a series of CoCo six axle diesel locomotives built by EMD for the European heavy freight market. Originally designed for use in Great Britain as the Class 66, a development of the Class 59, they have since been adapted and certified for use in other European countries. Outside Europe, 40 locomotives have been sold to Egyptian Railways for passenger operation.
|ACTS Class 66 MRCE 513-9 in Crailoo. Source: own|
Source and more information of the prototype on: wikipedia.org
A review of the model from Kato can be found here (in Dutch).
My ACTS Class 66 on the multi-purpose layout.