UK Traction Review - July 2019
UK Traction Review
A trio of Class 37 and 47 locomotives relax beneath an overcast sky at the DRS Open Day 2019.
The Direct Rail Services open day on Saturday 20th July 2019 provided a great opportunity to keep up to date with the company's diverse fleet of locomotives and rolling stock. Direct Rail Services operate a variety of both classic and modern traction, with Class 37s, 57s, 66s, 68s and 88s currently in their fleet. The organisation remains as one of just three publicly owned railway companies in the UK (the other two being LNER & NI Railways), and was originally setup by British Nuclear Fuels in 1994 to handle nuclear materials following the privatisation of British Rail. Apart from this, they are also contracted to run a number of freight and passenger services and even sublease locomotives to other train operating companies.
Below you can see photos and updates for each of the locomotives featured at the event and links to relevant products.
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47593 "Galloway Princess"
Temporarily returning to DRS for the open day, 47593 is now part of Locomotive Services' charter fleet and was faithfully restored to 1980s large logo condition in early 2019.
Photo © Kieron Mathews
DRS' small fleet of 88s continue to be a flexible and reliable asset on a variety of freight workings. Diana was part of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway mixed-traffic gala back in May.
Photo © John Jackson
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