Class 68 Profile and Models

Class 68

68002 at Tamworth in November 2019. ©Clagmaster

The Class 68 is a mainline mixed-traffic diesel-electric locomotive manufactured by Stadler Rail (and previously Vossloh Espana) for Direct Rail Services in the UK. The design is based on Stadler's existing "Eurolight" platform, with this variant being known as the "UK Light". The locomotives are highly capable for a variety of work across the UK, including use on heavy freight trains, nuclear flask workings as well as passenger operations. A number of the fleet are sub-leased to Chiltern Railways  and TransPennine Express hauling Mk3 and Mk5 coach sets respectively. Two members of the class also worked on ScotRail's FIfe Circle Route, hauling Mk2 coaching stock, but due to the stock not meeting PRM-TSI regulations they ceased operation in 2020. 

(Information provided by Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



Vossloh España
Stadler Rail

Build Dates

2013 to 2017

Total Built


Tractive Effort

71,000 lbf

Power Output

3,800 hp

Top Speed

100 mph

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

Abellio ScotRail
Chiltern Railways
Direct Rail Services
TransPennine Express

Main Duties

Mixed Traffic

In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
O Gauge (1:43 Scale) Hattons Dreamlist No image available RTR/RTUse/Pre-assembled Not set H7-68-Wish
Class 68 - Not yet made, add to your wishlist and we will inform you if this model is announced Awaiting Categorisation