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Locomotive named "The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport": Tuesday 9 November 2021

Bill Reeve, Rail Director at Transport Scotland naming the locomotived

Bill Reeve, Rail Director at Transport Scotland naming the locomotive.

© John Yellowlees

Taking place at Mossend International Railfreight Park on Tuesday 9 November 2021, as part of the COP26 events, class 90 locomotive 90 039 owned by DB Cargo was named "The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport".

At the event, organized by Low Carbon Logistics, the locomotive was named by Bill Reeve, Rail Director at Transport Scotland and is one of 24 Class 90 locomotives owned by DB Cargo.

The locomotive was re-painted into DB Cargo's black livery at Toton late in 2020 and given new advertising vinyl reading "I am the BACKBONE of the economy".

Although only around 10 are currently in operation, they can be found working on freight services to and from Scotland on the West Coast Mail Line.

Class 90 locomotive 90039 at Mossend International Railfreight Parkd

Class 90 locomotive 90039 at Mossend International Railfreight Park

© John Yellowlees, 2021

The locomotive is 18.8 metres in length and has a weight of 84.5 tonnes. With a total outpot of 3,730kW (5,000hp) the locomotives are powered by four GEC G412CY traction motors each rated ar 930kW (1,250 hp), giving a tractive effort of 58,000lb, the locomotive is capable of a maximum speed of 110 mph, although they no longer operate at such speeds.

The Class 90 locomotives were built by British Rail Engineering Limited at Crewe Works between 1987 and 1990 and were used on both freight and passenger services. Now they can be found operating on freight services by Freightliner and DB Cargo. Locomotive Services Ltd. operates two locomotives on heritage charters.

 

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