Owing to the renaming of 90001 by Locomotive Services Ltd and 90037 by DB Cargo, the Nameplate and Naming Fact sheet publications have now been updated. The latest documents can be accessed by going to this link and this link too.
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A selection of technical reports and articles can be viewed below. These provide an insight to many aspects of electric traction and the technical capabilities of a class 90. If you like to be a contributor of this site, then please do email us.
During the 33 year history, class 90s have worked several charters, footex’s and railtours. You will find below articles and reports detailing some of their key workings - this includes photo’s, movie links and yearly summaries.
The West Coast sleepers have been diverted via the East Coast due to engineering work for a number of years. This includes other routes such as Gospel Oak and Hertford Loop. Records from the last few years are available below.
Over the years a small number of class 90s have been in and out of store at Crewe and this theme continues in 2020. Also there are several loco’s in long-term store at Crewe. For the latest list of loco’s in store see links below.
On the 12th July of each year the 90s enter their next anniversary. Reports detailing the key workings and highlights of these special days since records began have been compiled into reports and these can be downloaded below.
The class 90s have featured in a number of special events and workings during their 33 year history. This includes the Virgin MK3 set entering traffic after an overhaul programme in addition to pairs of 90s performing rare workings.
A number of class 90s have been named over the years and this has occurred across the fleet. You will find a series of articles below which contains details of the naming ceremony and photo’s as well as other information.
You will find below a mix bag of reports, articles and documents which have no specific theme and are generic in nature. If you would like to write an article or having an issue with a publication on this page, then get in touch by email.