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Class 68 locomotives are very powerful diesel locomotives with a maximum speed of 100 mph.
The Class 68 diesel locos are built for Direct Rail Services (DRS) and can pull heavy haul freight trains or equally heavy passenger trains. They are also being operated by TransPennine with sets of five Mk5a carriages, one of which is a driving trailer.
Contemporary and Heritage-Preserved, Diesel, Diesel-Electric and Electric Locomotives
The featured Class 68 locomotives are listed in TOPS number order.
Also photographs of the TransPennine Mk5a sets of five coaches, the 5th being the driving van trailer DVT (driving trailer DT).
Portrait of DRS (Direct Rail Services) Class 68 locomotive 68001 Evolution at York station (Feb. 2015).
Class 68 diesel locos are mainline mixed traffic locomotives
The Class 68 livery of DRS, a 'Bo' of the Bo-Bo driving wheel arrangement and the iconic DR star emblem.
DRS Class 68 diesel locomotive 68003 Astute parked by York station (August 2016)
Class 68 diesel 68005 double heading with Class 88 bi-mode 88003 with a nuclear flask train from Sellafield (Carnforth station, Mar 2009)
DRS operated Class 68 diesel locomotive 68009 TITAN at York Station with the 0930 TESCO intermodal freight train from South Bank Tees Dock to Daventry DRS (Tesco), January 2023.
Chiltern Railways operated Class 68 diesel locomotive 68013 passing north through Leicester station with a Network Rail stone train from Crewe Basford Hall S.S.M. to Mount Sorrel Sidings. Some Class 68 diesel locomotives are sub-leased by DRS to Chiltern Railways.
TransPennine operated Class 68 locomotives numbers 68019 to 68032 (working TPE Nova 1 trains)
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance, York station (Nov 2018)
Nameplate of Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68020 Reliance (York Station, Nov 2019)
Class 68 68020 Reliance at Middlesbrough station on training runs to Redcar, to which TransPennine hope to extend their service to (Oct 2019).
Class 68 diesel-electric locomotive 68021 Tireless parked by York Station, next to DRS Class 66 66304 (2017)
68022 Resolution, York station (July 2019)
Night and day shots of 68023 Achilles, York station (Nov 2018)
68023 Achilles , York station (July 2019)
68024 Centaur, York station (July 2019)
Class 68 diesel-electric locomotive 68025 Superb, at York Station with a TransPennine service to Liverpool Lime Street station (March 2022)
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68026 Enterprise with Mk5a coaches with a TransPennine Express test run from Scarborough to Manchester Longsight, York Station (August 2019)
68026, the last Mk5a in the 5 coach set is the driving van trailer (DVT or driving trailer DT) (York, August 2019)
Class 68 locomotives parked in York station (August 2019)
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68027 Splendid at the rear of a Scarborough - Liverpool TransPennine service (York Station, October 2019)
68028 Lord President, York station (August 2019)
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68029 Courageous (York Station, Nov 2019)
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68029 Courageous, in the evening winter sunlight of York Station (Jan 2020)
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68030 Black Douglas standing in York Station (August 2021) - used for TransPennine Express (TPE) training runs to Scarborough
68032 Destroyer, York station (August 2019)
68032 Destroyer (August 2019) The famous station clock on the left!
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68032 Destroyer at York (Oct 2019)
The interior of the Mk5a coaches hauled by TPE Class 68 locomotives
Class 68 diesel-electric locomotive 68033 The Poppy, at York Station (March 2022)
The Mk5a driving trailer DT, or DVT driving van trailer controlling a class 68 locomotive.
A TransPennine Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street service in Leeds station (13/09/2019)
The classic Platform 5 shot at York of a TPE driving van trailer for the Mark5a carriages hauled by TPE's Class 68 diesel locomotives
Class 68 diesel locomotive 68034 in DRS livery, heading the 1154 TransPennine service from Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough, Colton Lane bridge, south of Colton Junction (July 11th, 2020)
More information on Class 68 Diesel Locomotives
Current operators of Class 68 Diesel Locomotives
The names of Class 68 Diesel Locomotives
68001 - Evolution
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