Megafret wagons were first introduced in 2001 and were leased exclusively by Freightliner for operation through the Channel Tunnel and across mainland Europe. Their design with low access loading platforms allowed them to carry standard 40’ and 45’ high cube containers on British Rail W9 load gauge track (maximum 9’ high by 8’6” width) enabling the expansion of the rail market share of the deep sea container business. Each Megafret was built as a twin wagon set permanently coupled together and in pristine condition had a characteristic blue livery. Megafret wagons are still in widespread usage today.
This Megafret set features Highly detailed cast metal body to give a well weighted wagon with a low centre of gravity, finely modelled wheels featuring an accurate RP25.110 profile with 14.4mm back to back, NEM couplings with self-centring coupling arm, accurate and finely applied liveries.