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No: 10123   Contributor: Marcel Gommers / John Southall   Year: 2000   Manufacturer: BREL   Country: England
90016

90016 with a train of empty intermodal wagons. Looks like Manningtree.

A fleet of fifty Class 90/0 locomotives were built in the late 1980s, numbered 90001-050. They were developed from the earlier Class 87 locomotives, but featured many improvements and new features. The Class 90s were primarily built to replace the ageing fleets of Classes 81, 82, 83, 84 and 85 dating from the early-1960s, which were prone to fire damage.

The class is fitted with rheostatic brakes in addition to standard westinghouse air brake equipment. A Time-Division Multiplexer (TDM) is fitted to enable two or more locomotives to work in multiple. It also allows a Class 90 to work a push-pull passenger train with a Driving Van Trailer (DVT), DBSO or Propelling Control Vehicle.

Photo © and courtesy of Susan Beard
Picture added on 16 December 2011 at 14:58
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