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This page aims to list all upcoming main line activites for which ACLG locomotives have been booked as traction.

Note: the AC Locomotive Group does not run its own Railtours - tours featuring any of our locomotives are run by established Railtour companies, with train crews provided by established operating companies. We will endeavour to include appropriate links for bookings.

All locomotives subject to availability.


Upcoming Bookings
Date Loco Route Operator Train Status Notes

To hire 86101 or 87002, please contact us with your requirements.

Previous Operations
Date Loco Route Operator Train Notes
December 2013 - March 2014 Northern West Coast Main Line GBRf Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Warrington, operating as required in icy weather
December 2012 - April 2013
Northern West Coast Main Line Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Carlisle, operating as required in icy weather
28th September 2012 London King's Cross - York UKRailtours The Modern Railways Golden Jubilee Northbound only
14th July 2012
Newcastle - London King's Cross GBRf Private Charter
December 2011 - February 2012
Northern West Coast Main Line Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Carlisle, operating as required in icy weather
23rd July 2011
Retford - Edinburgh GBRf Private Charter
23rd - 25th May 2011 London - Crewe, Motherwell - London The Railway Children Three Peaks Challenge
6th May 2011 Watford - Edinburgh Rail Blue West Coast Premier II
2nd March - 31st March 2011 Crewe - Manchester area GBRf Route Learning for new freight flow
December 2010 - February 2011
Northern West Coast Main Line Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Carlisle and Crewe, operating as required in icy weather
1st - 3rd November 2010
West Anglia area Network Rail
GSM-R Test Trains
10th September 2010 Watford - Edinburgh Rail Blue West Coast Premier
24th - 26th June 2010 London - Crewe, Motherwell - London The Railway Children Three Peaks Challenge
1st January 2010 -
31st May 2010

Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service
25th July 2009 Doncaster - Brighton Flamboyant Brighton Rocks with AC:DC Class 73s on the DC section.
11th July 2009 Birmingham - Glasgow - Ayr Spitfire The Electric Scot Top-and-tail with a diesel.
1st January 2009 -
31st December 2009

Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service
22nd November 2008
Doncaster - Edinburgh GBRf Private Charter
15th October 2008 Birmingham - Glasgow Spitfire Electric Scot Tribute
5th September -
End December 2008
Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service 87002 will be covering for 86101 whilst on exam.
16th July 2008
Crewe - Carstairs Test run 87002's first main line test run. 86101 DIT as standby and for shunting at Carstairs.
23rd June -
End December 2008
Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service 86101 will normally be based at Warrington RMT.
11th January 2008 -
20th April 2008
Doncaster - Kings Cross Hull Trains Regular service
24th October 2007 -
11th January 2008
ECML between Kings Cross and Doncaster Hull Trains test and training runs.
22nd October 2007 Crewe - Euston Pathfinder Atomic Harbour Master
12th October 2007 Crewe - Doncaster via Edinburgh (one way) Delivery run Loco and stock move for Hull Trains. 110mph running achieved for the first time.
11th October 2007 Crewe - Carlisle Test run Proving run for Hull Trains
2nd May 2007 Crewe - Preston Cargo-D Mk3 test run
24th March 2007 Carlisle - Crewe Compass Ynys Mon Express First railtour hauled by a preserved AC electric locomotive (load 13 Mk2s plus 47 DIT).
21st March 2007 Crewe - Carnforth Test Run Loaded test run (with 47 DIT as backup).
15th March 2007 Crewe - Stafford Test Run 86101's first main line test run (light engine with 47 DIT as backup).


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