Grand Central who is an Open Access operator planned to start loco-hauled operations between Euston and Blackpool in May 2020. However, due to COVID-19, this has been put on hold. This webpage is an information platform for the time being and will report on any worthy news items.
Grand Central plan to use class 90s hired in from DB Cargo on MK4s. It is envisaged that there will be a small fleet of loco’s, which are expected to be 90020-90021, 90026, 90030, 99037 & 90039 (usual caveats apply). At the time of writing (30/6/20), 90029 was on short-term hire to GC.