Following on from the highly successful collaboration and naming of the HMS Argyll F231 (formally 66 775) after the 23 Frigate HMS Argyll in July, GB Railfreight are continuing their support of our forces by updating the livery of the Chinook locomotive.
In 2008 the 66 723, Chinook, was unveiled in a naming ceremony by John Smith and the then Station Cdr Group Captain Andy Turner in support of the Royal Air Force. It carries the 3 squadron plaques of 7, 18 and 27 Squadron the 3 frontline Squadrons at RAF Odiham.
In recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Airforce next year, the livery of the Chinook Locomotive has been updated to include the Royal Airforce Standard, the aircraft number ZA from the Chinook fleet and the view of a Chinook.
To celebrate, the Chinook ZA 723 will be pride of place on the last leg of our Charity train on Sunday 13th August from Euston. It will be on the country end of the GB Railfreight charity charter on platform 15 from 16h05 with an estimated departure time of 16h45. The train will travel through Reading at approximately 17h55 before arriving at Basingstoke platform 3 at 18h17.
We think you’ll agree she looks fantastic. More photos to follow of Chinook ZA 723 and the Charity tour on our Instagram account @GBRailfreight.