As well operating selected freight trains on the WCML, DB 90s also find themselves working private charter trains in addition to performing the odd Royal Mail train when class 325s are suffering from poor reliability which involves the unit being dragged. Other duties include light engine movements between Crewe and Wembley plus OLE testing.
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At the time of writing DB Cargo had 24 class 90s which are owned outright by the German based company. Loco’s currently in long-term store at Crewe IEMD are 90017, 90022, 90023, 90025, 90027, 90030, 90031, 90032, 90033 & 90038 (list updated 2/5/22).
The DB Cargo class 90s are diagrammed to work a mixture of intermodal's, which include 4M25, 4M30, 4S47, 4S49, 4D51, 4N30 and some light engine movements. The booked intermodal's operate during the week and at weekends. Up-to-date allocations can be found here