Class 92 Profile and Models

Class 92

92041 at Crewe in June 2001. ©Steve Jones

The Class 92 is a dual-voltage electric locomotive, which is capable of drawing power from either overhead lines or a third rail. They were specifically designed to operate services through the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France but they have also seen use on other services in the UK and Europe since then. The class was intended as a mixed-traffic loco for use on international freight and the ill-fated ‘Nightstar’ sleeper service but were used near exclusively for freight work until 2015, when they began passenger operations as part of the Caledonian Sleeper fleet. The entire fleet survives to this day, with some now exported for use in Europe.

Type of Locomotive



Asea Brown Boveri and Brush Traction

Build Date

1993 - 1996

Total Built


Power Output

6,760hp (25kV Overhead) or 5,360hp (750V 3rd Rail)

Tractive Effort

81,000 lbf (or 90,000 lbf with 'Boost Mode' applied)

Wheel Arrangement



British Rail
DB Cargo UK
Caledonian Sleeper
DB Romania
Transagent Rail Croatia

Main Duties

Mixed Traffic

In Service Until


Surviving Examples