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2017-03-25 - [GB] UK DUAL performs first test under wires [Updated]

Home News Archive 2017-03-25 - [GB] UK DUAL performs first test under wires [Updated]

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.



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