DRS 88002 passes through Wigan, North Western Station on March 28, 2017. Picture by Mark Barber.
The first tests under British overhead power lines have taken place with Beacon Rail > DRS 88002 'Prometheus'. The second batch of Class 88 locomotives and Class 68 locos 68026-027 still await shipment to the UK at the Port of Sagunto. 88001-005 and 008 are already in the UK.
On 3 April 2017, DRS 88002 and 68025 pass Brock with the 6Z88 Carlisle North Yard - Crewe Gresty Green. Picture by Geraint Jones.
Update: On April 3, the first loaded test run took place, when the loco pulled the 6Z88 Carlisle North Yard - Crewe Gresty Green. DRS 68025 was taken along for insurance.
It's got its pan up! 88002 takes the juice at last! pic.twitter.com/4LczdK8BF6— Pip Dunn (rail info) (@50039implacable) 23 maart 2017