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Preserved LocomotivesVOSSLOH Class 68 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives

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Email Docs Pics Class 68 diesels are being built from 2012 onwards by Vossloh, Valencia, Spain. Class 68 diesels have a maximum tractive effort of 317 kN (71260 lbf).

Class 68 locomotives are very powerful diesel locomotives with a maximum speed of 100 mph.

The Class 68 diesel locos are built for Direct Rail Services (DRS) and can pull heavy haul freight trains or equally heavy passenger trains. They are also being operated by TransPennine with sets of five Mk5a carriages, one of which is a driving trailer.

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The featured Class 68 locomotives are listed in TOPS number order.


Also photographs of the TransPennine Mk5a sets of five coaches, the 5th being the driving van trailer DVT (driving trailer DT).

Class 68 diesel locomotive

Vossloh Class 68 diesel-electric locomotives 68001 Evolution

Portrait of DRS (Direct Rail Services) Class 68 locomotive 68001 Evolution at York station (Feb. 2015).

Class 68 diesel locos are mainline mixed traffic locomotives

 

The Class 68 livery of DRS, a 'Bo' of the Bo-Bo driving wheel arrangement and DRS's iconic star emblem.

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Class 68 diesel locomotive 68003 Astute at York

DRS Class 68 diesel locomotive 68003 Astute parked by York station (August 2016)

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Class 68 diesel locomotive 68005 Defiant Carnforth station nuclear flask train

Class 68 diesel 68005 double heading with Class 88 bi-mode 88003 with a nuclear flask train from Sellafield (Carnforth station, Mar 2009)

Nuclear flask tarin from Sellafield

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68013 Leicester station

Chiltern Railways operated Class 68 diesel locomotive 68013 passing north through Leicester station with a Network Rail stone train from Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. to Mount Sorrel Sidings. Some Class 68 diesel locomotives are sub-leased by DRS to Chiltern Railways.

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TransPennine operated Class 68 locomotives nos 68019 to 68032 (working TPE Nova 1 trains)

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance, York station

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance, York station (Nov 2018)

Nameplate of Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance Nameplate of Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance (York Station, Nov 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance (York Station, Nov 2019)

 

 

Class 68 68020 Reliance diesel locomotive at Middlesbrough station

Class 68 68020 Reliance at Middlesbrough station on training runs to Redcar, to which TransPennine hope to extend their service to (Oct 2019).

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive

 

Class 68 diesel 68021 TIRELESS, York station

Class 68 diesel-electric locomotive 68021 Tireless parked by York Station, next to DRS Class 66 66304 (2017)

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68022 Resolution, York station

68022 Resolution, York station (July 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive

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Class 68 diesel locomotive

Night and day shots of 68023 Achilles, York station (Nov 2018)

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68023 Resolution, York station

68023 Achilles , York station (July 2019)

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68024 Centaur, York station

68024 Centaur, York station (July 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68026 Enterprise with TransPennine Express Mk5a coaches, York station

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68026 Enterprise with Mk5a coaches with a TransPennine Express test run from Scarborough to Manchester Longsight, York Station (August 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive

Driving van trailer DVT DT Transpennine Express Mk5a coaches with Class 68 diesel locomotive, York station

68026, the last Mk5a in the 5 coach set is the driving van trailer (DVT or driving trailer DT) (York, August 2019)

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68027 Splendid, York station Class 68 diesel locomotive

Class 68 locomotives parked in York station (August 2019)

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68027 Splendid at the rear of a Scarborough - Liverpool TransPennine service

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68027 Splendid at the rear of a Scarborough - Liverpool TransPennine service (York Station, October 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68027 Splendid at the rear of a Scarborough - Liverpool TransPennine service

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68028 Lord President, York station

68028 Lord President, York station (August 2019)

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Class 68 diesel locomotive 68029 Courageous (York Station, Nov 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68029 Courageous (York Station, Nov 2019)

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68029 Courageous, in the evening winter sunlight of York Station (Jan 2020)

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68029 Courageous, in the evening winter sunlight of York Station (Jan 2020)

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68032 Destroyer, York station

68032 Destroyer, York station (August 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive

68032 Destroyer  (August 2019) The famous station clock on the left!

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68032 Destroyer at York (Oct 2019)

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68032 Destroyer at York

 

 

interior of the Mk5a coaches hauled by TPE Class 68 locomotives

The interior of the Mk5a coaches hauled by TPE Class 68 locomotives

 

Driving Trailer Mk5a coaches TransPennine service used with Class 68 diesel locomotive

The Mk5a driving trailer DT, or DVT driving van trailer controlling a class 68 locomotive.

A TransPennine Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street service in Leeds station (13/09/2019)

 

classic Platform 5 shot at York of a TPE driving van trailer for the Mark5a carriages

The classic Platform 5 shot at York of a TPE driving van trailer for the Mark5a carriages hauled by TPE's Class 68 diesel locomotives

 

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68034 in DRS livery, heading the 1154 TransPennine service from Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough trainspotting Colton Lane road bridge

Class 68 diesel locomotive 68034 in DRS livery, heading the 1154 TransPennine service from Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough, Colton Lane bridge, south of Colton Junction (July 11th, 2020)

 


More information on Class 68 Diesel Locomotives

Current operators of Class 68 Diesel Locomotives

Class Operator Sub-leased to No. Built Year Built Class 68 locomotive numbers
Class 68

(no sub-classes yet)

Direct Rail Services

(DRS)

Direct Rail Services 12 2013

to

2017

68001 to 68005, 68008 to 68009,

68016 to 68018, 68033 to 68034

Abellio ScotRail 2 68006 to 68007
Chiltern Railways 6 68010 to 68015
TransPennine Express 14 68019 to 68032

The names of Class 68 Diesel Locomotives

68001 - Evolution
68002 - Intrepid
68003 - Astute
68004 - Rapid
68005 - Defiant
68006 - Daring
68007 - Valiant
68008 - Avenger
68009 - Titan
68010 - Oxford Flyer
68016 - Fearless
68017 - Hornet
68018 - Vigilant
68019 - Brutus
68020 - Reliance
68021 - Tireless
68022 - Resolution
68023 - Achilles
68024 - Centaur
68025 - Superb
68026 - Enterprise
68027 - Splendid
68028 - Lord President
68029 - Courageous
68030 - Black Douglas
68031 - Felix
68032 - Destroyer
68033 - to be named
68034 - to be named


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