66044 Goole Docks 13 March 1999

66044 is pictured shunting steel wagons in Goole Docks on 13 March 1999. Next to the loco are the wagons brought in on that morning's 6D50 07:37 Rotherham to Goole Docks service, which have been unloaded on the dock lines to the right. The loco is setting back onto the wagons from the previous day's trip before leaving as the 6J50 11:38 Goole Docks to Rotherham. Class 66s are not liked by enthusiasts because they have displaced more interesting heritage traction, and they are equally disliked by their crews due to their poor driving environment, high noise and general poor build quality. This would explain the 'Yanks go home' message scrawled in the dirt below the cab window!