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Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by Mag_seven, 17 May 2016.
Anyone know what the latest is re Class 92's being used on the CS? Seems to have gone all quiet.
I saw a picture of one at Glasgow yesterday - just on the ECS working though I believe
And reliable gen, i,e someone riding it reported a 90 pulling last Mondays up Highland south of EDB
WNXX reporting that 92014, sidelined since August last year and a visitor to Loughborough for 're-working' at Brush Traction, has been released into traffic after being hauled to Crewe by 66720. Is this the beginning of their return to the Anglo-Scottish runs I wonder .....
Well a good time to do it would certainly be whilst both Scottish and UK parliaments are on summer break so as to cut down the number of civil servants stating the obvious, i.e. That reliability and performance isn't what it should be with these locos.
I can confirm that 92014 is back in traffic, been running a few mainline tests around Crewe to Rugby area recently, here it is at Stafford:
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I have been wondering, as I saw 92014 and 92033 both move from Crewe to Willesden today, whether these could be the start of seeing 92's on Caledonian Sleeper services again? Or is this just for shunting duties? With 92014 being thoroughly tested up in Crewe area recently, I would have thought that it could be put back into regular CS service, not just limited to shutning duties to/from Euston to Wembley and vice versa...
As seen below, 92014 and 92033 both worked down from Crewe H.S. to Willesden today, but does anyone know what for? ARe they going to be reintroudced as shunters or possibly to operate the main sleeper services on the mainline once again?
Here's hoping it's for their return to the CS. I'd hope that, whatever was involved in the 'reworking' at Brush, has fixed their problems. I'm sure GBRf would like to see their return soon as the hire costs for the Freightliner 90s have been stacking up. Deep breath ....
92014 (with 66720) has worked 6L48 yesterday and 6X41 / 6L48 today.
There's a 92 parked at Pomade this afternoon. Not CS livery however, grey/yellow.
I'm no expert, or have any insight into the work that was carried out at Brush, but it may have been something to do with the complex electrical systems that are required for working through the Channel Tunnel. I may be wrong, so please, don't take this as fact.
92014 is still undergoing mainline testing hence why 6X41 Dagenham - Garston and 6L48 Garston - Dagenham have been running with a 66 DIT.
It would be even better to see the Class 89 in Caledonian Sleeper livery hauling the Highland or Lowland.
Not much appears to have happened to it in the last 5 years or so though, so unsure if it will ever be mainline operable ready again.
The ACLPG seem to think it will return to service.
It still needs an awful lot of expensive work doing to it.
Last restoration update was February 2011 - more than 5 years ago.
Have a look at the news on their site instead... Two articles from this year.
Oh that's a bit better.
Work on 89001 is well underway, it's not going to be quick, it's a complex prototype loco with ad-hoc modifications all over the place. A lot of reverse engineering required. Time (and money) will heal, but don't expect to see it hurtling anywhere in the near future.
I often see multiple class 92's moving from Willesden to Crewe. All in CS livery, often put with a FL 90.
92014 and 92010 working Crewe to Crewe for a second day, testing the ETS systems on 92014. Pulling a rake of 9(?) maroon Mk1s.
Why didn't they use the Sleeper stock to test 92014's ETH equipment?
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Probably wouldn't leave enough time for servicing between the stock working last night's and tonight's Sleepers?
Didn't think of that Peter, also using the ECS from Euston to the stabling facility probably wouldn't have been a long enough journey to give 92014 a substantial test.
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Well I did see a photo of the consist in Preston!
Indeed, it was stopped at Preston RES at around 4pm when I passed through yesterday.
I saw 92014 and 92010 at Preston twice on Thursday morning. The stock was 13229 13230 3150 3115 35185 5028 4856 4831 and 4832.
92014 was operating the Dagenham to Garston car train on Thursday/Friday.