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10.07.19

GBRf brings back Class 92 to run Caledonian Sleeper service

GB Railfreight (GBRf) have announced that Locomotive 92006 has re-entered service following a £2 million refurbishment at Wabtec’s Brush Traction facility in Loughborough.

The Class 92 will be used on the Caledonian Sleeper service, the overnight route between Scotland and London, once it has completed testing.

Originally completed in 1996, the Class 92 last ran in 2006 before being placed into storage in France.

John Smith, Managing Director of GBRf, said:

“Our investment in the refurbishment of Class 92s for the new Caledonian Sleeper service means that customers will experience a reliable, state of the art, modern locomotive on their journey from London to Scotland.

"We are delighted with the work Wabtec has carried out on the 92006 and we look forward to continuing our partnership to meet the growing demands in the rail freight sector.”

977 Caledonian sleeper

The Class 92 has been fitted with special Dellner couplings, providing additional safety measures, improved communication equipment, and power upgrades to operate the more intensive services offered on this route.

The full overhaul and re-instatement of this locomotive is the last in a series of successful programmes of work developed jointly with rail supplier Brush Traction.

The locomotive has been painted in Caledonian Sleeper Livery and will now undergo test runs before entering service.

(Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Images)

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