This train operator is owned by DB in Germany and formerly traded under the name of EWS & DBS. They have a fleet of 24 class 90s which are owned outright by the organisation.
Despite having 24 locos, only 12 of these are in the active pool and can often be found working freight services on the West Coast Main Line to and from Scotland.
The DB class 90s are often used for charters and railtours travelling over various routes, but mostly on the WCML and ECML.
DB Cargo 90s can currently be found working passenger trains on the ECML for VTEC due to a backlog of maintenance issues with the standard fleet, which is expected to remain in place until further notice. In addition, Greater Anglia has also hired a loco from DB for ETH purposes at Ilford.
As well as working passenger trains for Virgin Trains and other selected freight trains on the WCML and ECML, 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 .
At the time of writing DBC had a total fleet size of 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 22/4/18)
The DB Cargo class 90s are diagrammed to work 4M25 and 4S47 between Mossend-Daventry-Mossend as a pair of 90s assuming their available for traffic. In addition, 6X77 and 6L35 are also often a DB 90 too, but they can be formed of other traction types.