Eurotunnel locomotive on M1?

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bluegoblin7

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Evening everyone,

Apologies if this is the wrong forum, it seemed the most appropriate!

Passed one of the Eurotunnel shuttle locomotives on the M1 tonight - think it was number 9109 but I can't be sure as I was wading the other way - and I'm not clued up on the numbering sequence for the locks either.

The locomotive was heading north - just wondeinv of anyone knew why as I'm more curious than anything else, particularly so far north (This would have been around the Leicester/Loughborough area).

Thanks,

Jack
 
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Brush at Loughborough are carrying out an overhaul/upgrade programme of the remaining 90xx and 91xx locomotives from 5.6MW to 7MW. As such I imagine that 9109 was heading to commence its upgrade.

Once upgraded, the remaining 90xx and 91xx locomotives will all become 98xx in line with the locomotives already rated at 7MW.
 

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I'm assuming that it's going to Brush in Loughborough. What for, I don't know.

And the reason they have to go via the roads is that they are too big for the British loading gauge.
 
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