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Class 90 electric locomotives were built by
BREL at Crewe Works between 1987 and 1990, they weigh 84.5 tonnes. Class 90 locomotives have a maximum tractive effort of 258 kN (3700 kW, 5000 bhp, 58000 lbf). The maximum design speed of Class 90 locomotives is 110 mph. Class 90 locomotives are powered by a 25 kV AC overhead-pantograph system. Class 90 electric locomotives are used on passenger trains and often double-headed in working freight trains.
Contemporary and Heritage-Preserved, Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Electric Locomotives
Class 90 electric locomotives featured: 90003 Raedwald of East Anglia, 90005 Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson, 90009 Diamond Jubilee, 90015 Colchester Castle, 90019, 90024, 90026, 90029, 90036, 90037 (ex 90137 Spirit of Dagenham), 90042, 90044, 90046
A pair of Greater Anglia Class 90 electric locomotives at Liverpool Street Station, London. 90009 "DIAMOND JUBILEE" in Greater Anglia trains livery, and, 90015 "Colchester Castle" in National Express livery.
Freightliner Class 90 electric locomotive 90042 at Edinburgh Waverley station (July 2016)
Portraits of Class 90 loco 90042
Class 90 electric locomotive 90009 " Diamond Jubilee" in Liverpool Street station, London
A Great Anglia Train hauled by Class 90 90003 "Raedwald of East Anglia" entering Stratford Station with a train from ? to London Liverpool Street.
Freightliner Class 90 electric locomotive 90044 parked in Edinburgh Waverley station
An intermodal Freightliner freight trained passing east through Stratford Station (East London), hauled by a Class 90 electric locomotive 90047. Freightliner Grey livery (two tone Grey with black cab doors & window surrounds.
Mark 3B Driving Brake Van (110 mph) 82127 heading a Great Anglia train east-bound into Stratford Station (Class 90 90005 electric locomotive in the rear - see below).
Class 90 electric locomotive 90005 "Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson" with the Abellio GreaterAnglia legend on the side.
90003 "Rędwald of East Anglia" returning from Liverpool Street with an express train for ?
Greater Anglia liveried carriage 11082
Ex EWS, DB Schenker DBS Class 90 electric locomotive 90026 at Euston Station, London, with the recently arrived Caledonian Sleeper train from Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William and other stations) to London Euston
The ScotRail carriages of the Caledonian Sleeper Train
A double header of two DB Schenker Class 90 electric locomotives Class 90 90024 (in Scotrail livery) behind leading class 90 locomotive 90037 (ex 90137 and named "Spirit of Dagenham", in EWS livery, but a DB Schenker operated electric locomotive), heading south through Wigan NW with an intermodal Mossend Euroterminal to Daventry Int Rft Recep Rfd (474H, March 2016)
DB Schenker red liveried Class 90 electric locomotive 90029 hauling fellow Class 90 loco 90036 and a Class 66 diesel 66087 from Arpley Sidings to Carlisle N.Y. (Wigan North western station, March 16th 2016)
On hire to LNER on the ECML, Class 91 90019 in DB Livery, with a KX-Leeds service at Leeds (November 2018)
Extra notes on Class 90 Electric Locomotives
Fifty Class 90 electric locomotives were built in the late 1980s and numbered 90001-050. They were an improved development of the Class 87electric locomotives. The Class 90s were primarily built to replace the ageing Class 81, Class 82, Class 83, Class 84, Class 8s and Class 86s locomotives, dating from the early 1960s. In the early 1990s 26 Class 90 locomotives were dedicated for freight traffic and reclassified Class 90/1 and renumbered 90125-150 by the addition of 100 to the original number. The modifications included lowering the maximum speed to 75 mph (121 km/h) and isolating the electric train supply. Many of these locomotives were repainted in the new Railfreight Distribution two-tone grey livery, which was replaced by a revised version in 1994. Three locomotives, 90128, 90129 and 90130, received special "continental" liveries (NMBS/SNCB blue, Deutsche Bahn red, SNCF grey respectively) to celebrate the Freight connection event in 1992. Also at the same time, five Class 90 locomotives, 90016 to 90020, were repainted into the new Rail Express Systems livery and dedicated to postal trains. They were primarily used on London-Glasgow, London-Newcastle and Birmingham-Glasgow services. Of the remaining Class 90 locomotives, the first 15, 90001-015, were operated by InterCity West Coast on express passenger services. 90021 to 90024 were operated by Railfreight Distribution, but remained as standard Class 90/0 locomotives to enable them to rescue passenger trains. Many Class 90 locomotives have received names. The passenger locomotives were named after cities, newspapers or famous institutions. Many of the freight locomotives have been given names with a commercial link. The Class 90 was the first new locomotive to carry InterCity Swallow livery
Names that Class 90 electric locomotives have or had in the past
90001 No name at present ;BC Midlands Today * 90002 No name at present; Girls Brigade, Mission: Impossible
90003 Raedwald of East Anglia; The Herald
90004 Eastern Daily Press: 1870- 2010, Serving Norfolk for 140 years; The D'oyly Carte Opera Company; City of Glasgow
90005 Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson Financial Times * 90006 Roger Ford & Modern Railways Magazine; High Sheriff
90007 Sir John Betjeman; Lord Stamp; Keith Harper * 90008 The East Anglian; Birmingham Royal Ballet
90009 No name at present; Royal Show; The Economist * 90010 No name at present; 275 Railway Squadron (Volunteers)
90011 Let's Go East of England; The Chartered Institute of Transport; West Coast Rail 250
90012 Royal Anglian Regiment; Glasgow 1990 Cultural Capital of Europe; British Transport Police
90013 The Evening Star: Pride of Ipswich 1885 to 2010 - 125 years of serving Suffolk; The Law Society
90014 Norfolk & Norwich Festival; The Liverpool Phil; The Big Dish; Driver Tom Clark O.B.E.
90015 Colchester Castle; BBC North West; The International Brigades Spain 1936 1939
90016 No name at present; Never been named * 90017 No name at present; Rail Express Systems Quality Assured
90018 No name at present; Never been named * 90019 No name at present; Penny Black (with & without a Crest)
90020 Collingwood; Colonel Bill Cockburn CBE TD; Michael Heron * 90021 No name at present; Never been named ;
90022 No name at present; FreightConnection * 90023 No name at present; Never been named
90024 No name at present; Never been named * 90025 No name at present; Never been named
90026 No name at present; Crewe Electric Depot; Crewe International Electric Maintenance Depot
90027 No name at present; Allerton T&RS Depot * 90028 No name at present; Vrachtverbinding; Hertfordshire Rail Tours
90029 The Institution of Civil Engineers Frachtverbindungen * 90030 No name at present; Crewe Locomotive Works; Fretconnection
90031 No name at present; The Railway Children Partnership: Working for Street Children Worldwide; Intercontainer
90032 No name at present; Cerestar * 90033 No name at present; Never been named
90034 No name at present; Never been named * 90035 No name at present; Crewe Basford Hall
90036 No name at present; Never been named * 90037 No name at present; Spirit of Dagenham
90038 No name at present; Never been named * 90039 No name at present; Never been named
90040 No name at present; The Railway Mission * 90041 No name at present; Never been named
90042 No name at present; Never been named * 90043 Freightliner Coatbridge
90044 No name at present Never been named * 90045 No name at present; Never been named
90046 No name at present; Never been named * 90047 No name at present; Never been named
90048 No name at present; Never been named * 90049 No name at present; Never been named
90050 No name at present; Never been named
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