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Beacon Rail Class 68

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In short

On 19 January 2012 Vossloh España announced to have found a launching customer for its UKLIGHT concept. Direct Rail Services (DRS) ordered 15 locomotives in cooperation with Beacon Rail Leasing for use on intermodal freight services and passenger services.

 

The locomotives, designated as Class 68 in the UK, combine very low axle loads of less than 20 tons with high power and high speed. Fitted with an 2800 kW diesel engine, the UKLIGHT is able to reach speeds up to 160 km/h (100 mph).

 

At the Multimodal 2014 trade fair in Birmingham, one could read in DRS publications that the British operator plannes to increase their order by 10 units to a total of 25 locomotives. The order for 68016-68025 was finalized in September 2014.

 

Approximately one year later, a follow-up order was placed for another seven locomotives: 68026-68032.

1st order
15 locomotives 
Order date: 19.01.2012
Delivery period: 2013 - 2014
> Designation: 68001 - 68015
 
2nd order
10 locomotives
Order date: 11.09.2014
Delivery period: 2015 - 2016
> Designation: 68016 - 68025
 
3rd order
7 locomotives
Order date: __.07.2015
Delivery period: t.b.d.
> Designation 68026 - 68032

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Fleet list

Manufacturer: Works number: Year of construction: Type: Axle configuration: Company Locomotive number        
Vossloh 2679 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68001 27 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2680 2013 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68002 7 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2681 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68003 4 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2682 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68004 7 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2683 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68005 9 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2684 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de ScotRail 68006 8 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2685 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de ScotRail 68007 9 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2686 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68008 14 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2687 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68009 9 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2688 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de Chiltern 68010 13 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2689 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de Chiltern 68011 12 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2690 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de Chiltern 68012 13 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2691 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de Chiltern 68013 14 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2692 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de Chiltern 68014 8 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2693 2014 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de Chiltern 68015 9 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2694 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68016 7 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2695 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68017 7 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2696 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68018 2 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2697 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68019 3 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2698 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68020 3 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2699 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68021 3 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2700 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68022 4 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2701 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68023 5 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2702 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68024 7 pictures(s) available
Vossloh 2703 2015 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68025 5 pictures(s) available
Stadler 2944 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68026 2 pictures(s) available
Stadler 2945 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68027 2 pictures(s) available
Stadler 2946 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68028 1 pictures(s) available
Stadler 2947 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68029
Stadler 2948 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68030
Stadler 2949 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68031 1 pictures(s) available
Stadler 2950 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68032
Stadler 3038 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68033
Stadler 3039 2017 UKLIGHT Bo'Bo'-de DRS 68034