During the 28 year history of the class 90s many charters, railtours, excursions, footex’s and other private trains have been run with new routes and lines being explored often for the first time and in some cases never been repeated. For example, Pathfinder ran a railtour on the 11th September 1999 involving 90150 from Warrington Bank Quay to Birmingham International.
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There are a number of routes being electrified including Manchester to Preston via Chorley and the central Scotland area, where class 90s have not yet been. The most recent line to be explored by the fleet came in April 2018, when 90046 visited the newly electrified Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh line.
During the 28 year history of the class 90 fleet have worked several railtours, charters, footex’s and other excursion. These destination have often been explored for the first time and some have never been repeated like when 90137 operated a Pathfinder charter out of Stansted.
There has been a decline in the number of class 90s seeing action on charters and railtours in recent years. That said a fair few ran during 2011 which featured traction being supplied by DBS to UKR and others in addition to FL90s visiting Glasgow whilst on hire to Virgin Trains in late 2011.