Class 60

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Class 60s are seen as the heavy hauler of the DB Schenker fleet and are therefore found working the heaviest trains on the network. Typically employed on the RMC stone traffic from Peak Forest, Petroleum traffic on Humberside/Tyneside and South Wales and on steel trains between Wales and the Midlands/Yorkshire. Their versatility means that it is not uncommon for Class 60s to appear on trains booked for Class 66 haulage, and vice versa.


60024 stands in the yard at Glasgow Works on the 4th December 2005. Photo by class47man


Class 60s used to come to Scotland quite regularly working the Dalzell steel train which a Class 66 would struggle on sometimes.

6S58 0128 Lackenby to Dalzell
6E30 1333 Dalzell to Lackenby
6E28 1220 Dalzell to Lackenby (SO)

During the latter half of 2007, Class 60s have been found in Scotland more frequently. A number were used on the Bathgate double tracking work, G&SW engineering works and the Highland Mainline engineering works. They also found themselves on more regular workings, including the Edinburgh bins and tanks to and from Grangemouth.

On Tuesday 20th November, 60100 even made it as far as Huntly (between Aberdeen and Inverness) with a ballast train. The first visit of a 60 on this line and the first to Aberdeen in over a year.

Just over a month later on Friday 28th December another cl 60 visitor to Aberdeen was 60048 'Eastern' which arrived in charge of the recently introduced 6A31 05.10 Mossend to Aberdeen Waterloo 'slurry tanks'. Unfortunatly with only one Aberdeen DB Schenker driver passed on 60s, SNOW stand-by loco 37422 had to take over and do the honours onwards to Waterloo.

As of 2013, the class 60s have not reached scotland since 2010 (i think), so its unlikely they will return to scotland for quite sometime although the active fleet has reach to at least 20 operational class 60s in england, most of them wearing DB colours.

In 2014, Colas rail bought 10 class 60s from DB, all of with are in traffic.
In 2016, class 60s returned to scotland for cement work out of oxwellimains after colas took over the service from freightliner


60048 awaits its return load in Aberdeen's pl 2. Photo by Jim Ramsay


Pools
The Class 60s are split between several pools as shown in the table below, here is a list of the pools

WCAI - Industrial, Class 60 (990 gal. fuel tanks), Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)
WCAK - Construction, Class 60 (990 gal. tanks), Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)
WCAM - Energy, Class 60 (990 gal. fuel tanks), Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)
WCAN - Network, Class 60 (990 gal. fuel tanks), Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)
WCBI - Industrial, Class 60 (1150 gal. tanks), Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)
WCBK - Construction, Class 60 (1150 gal. tanks), Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)
WCBM - Energy, Class 60 (1150 gal. fuel tanks), Based Toton TMD (TO)
WCBN - Network, Class 60 (1150 gal. fuel tanks), Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)
WNTS - Stored Locos, Tactical Stored Serviceable, Allocated DB Schenker Diesel Headquarters (TO)
WNTR - Stored Locos - Tactical Reserve, Not ready for immediate reactivation, Allocated DB Schenker Diesel Headquarters (TO)
WFMU - Fleet Management Unit, Non-sector Allocated Locos, Allocated to Toton TMD (TO)

Liveries

EW: DB Schenker Red and Gold livery
FP: Trainload Petroleum livery
 
XX: Teenage Cancer Trust Blue on 60074
ML: Mainline Blue with DB Schenker bodyside sticker


The Class 60s are the only DB Schenker locomotive class that have escaped full DB Schenker branding. In recent years however some of the old liveried ones have had DB Schenker bodyside stickers put on to show the company name. The table below shows some the Class 60s with liveries other than DB Schenker (included are the stored ones as they might make a reappearance). Those that are operational are in bold.

Last update: 16th January 2011 (table to be updated at some point)
NumberLiveryPoolNameStatus
60001EWS Red and GoldWNXXThe Railway ObserverFor Sale/Disposal at Toton Compound
60002EWS Red and GoldWNTSHigh PeakTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60003EWS Red and GoldWNTRFreight Transport AssociationTactical Reserve at Toton
60004EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton Yard
60005EWS Red and GoldWNTSBP Gas AvonmouthTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60006Corus SilverWNXXScunthorpe IronmasterFor Sale/Disposal at Toton Yard
60007DBS LiveryWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton (Currently being overhauled)
60008EWS Red and GoldWNXXSir William McAlpineFor Sale/Disposal at Toton
60009EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60010EWS Red and GoldWCBI Operational
60011DBS LiveryWCAI Operational
60012EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60013Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTRRobert BoyleTactical Reserve at Toton
60014Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNXXAlexander FlemingFor Sale/Disposal at Toton Yard
60015Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWCBKBow FellOperational
60017EWS Red and GoldWNTSShotton Works Centenary Year 1996Tactical Stored at Toton
60018EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Tton Yard
60019EWS Red and GoldWNTRPathfinder Tours 30 years of railtouringTactical Reserve at Toton
60020EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60021EWS Red and GoldWNTSStar of the EastTactical Stored at Toton
60022EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60023EWS Red and GoldWNXX For Sale at Toton Yard
60024EWS Red and GoldWNTR Tactical Reserve at Toton
60025EWS Red and GoldWNTSCaledonian PaperTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60026EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60027EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton Yard
60028Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSJohn FlamsteedTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60029EWS Red and GoldWNTSClitheroe CastleTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60030EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60031EWS Red and GoldWNTSABPConnectTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60032Two Tone Grey with Transrail brandingWNxxWilliam BoothFor Sale/Disposal at Toton
60033Corus SilverWNTSTees Steel ExpressTactical Stored at Toton
60034Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSCarnedd LlewelynTactical Stored at Toton
60035EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60036EWS red and GoldWNTSGEFCOTactical Stored at Toton Compound
60037EWS Red and GoldWNTSAberddawan AberthamTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60038EWS Red and GoldWNXXAvestaPolaritFor Sale/Disposal at Crewe DMD
60039EWS Red and GoldWCAI Operational
60040DB SCHENKER red plus Union Flag and Army brandingWNTRThe Territorial Army Centenary Tactical Reserve at Toton
60041EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60042EWS Red and GoldWNXXThe Hundred of HooFor Sale/Disposal at Toton Yard
60043EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60044Mainline Blue with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton Yard
60045EWS Red and GoldWNTRThe Permanent Way InstitutionTactical Reserve at Toton
60046Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSWilliam WilberforceTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60047EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60048EWS Red and GoldWNTSEasternTactical Stored at Toton
60049EWS Red and GoldWNTR Tactical Reserve at Toton
60050EWS Red and GoldWNXX For Sale/Disposal at Toton Yard
60051EWS Red and GoldWNTR Tactical Reserve at Toton
60052EWS Red and GoldWNTSGlofa Twr, The last deep mine in Wales, Tower collieryTactical Stored at Toton
60053EWS Red and GoldWNTSNordic TerminalTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60054Trainload PetroleumWNTRCharles BabbageTactical Reserve at at Toton
60055Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNXXThomas BarnadoFor Sale/Disposal at Crewe DMD
60056Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSWilliam BeveridgeTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60057Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSAdam SmithTactical Stored at Toton Compound
60058EWS Red and GoldWNXX For Sale/Disposal at Toton
60059LoadhaulWNTSSwinden DalesmenTactical Stored at Crewe IEMD
60060Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSJames WattTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60061Two Tone Grey with Transrail brandingWNTSAlexander Graham BellTactical Stored at Toton
60062EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60063Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTRJames MurrayTactical Reserve at Toton
60064Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSBlack TorTactical Stored at Toton
60065EWS Red and GoldWNTSThe Spirit of JaguarTactical Stored at Toton
60066Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTR Tactical Reserve at Toton
60067Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSJames Clerk MaxwellTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60068Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNXXCharles DarwinFor Sale/Disposal at Toton
60069EWS Red and GoldWNTSSliochTactical Stored at Toton Compound
60070LoadhaulWNXXJohn Loudon McAdamFor Sale/Disposal at Toton
60071EWS Red and GoldWCBIRibblehead ViaductOperational
60072Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSCairn ToulTactical Stored at Toton Compound
60073Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTR Tactical Reserve at Toton
60074DB SCHENKER plus Children's Cancer Trust Blue livery and Logo WCAKTeenage SpiritOperational
60075EWS Red and GoldWNXX For Sale/Disposal at Toton
60076Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTS Tactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60077Two Tone Grey with Mainline brandingWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton
60078Mainline Blue with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNXX For Sale/Disposal at Toton Yard
60079Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSFoinavenTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60080EWS Red and GoldWNXX For Sale/Disposal at Toton
60081Great Western GreenWNXXIsambard Kingdom BrunelFor Sale/Disposal at Toton Yard
60082Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSMam TorTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60083EWS Red and GoldWNTRMountsorrelTactical Reserve at Toton Yard
60084Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSCross FellStill Operational
60085EWS Red and GoldWNTSMini - Pride of OxfordTactical Stored at Toton
60086Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSSchiehallionTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60087EWS Red and GoldWNTSBarry NeedhamTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60088Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTRBuachaille Eitve MorTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60089EWS Red and GoldWNXXThe Railway HorseFor Sale/Disposal at Toton Yard
60090Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSQuinagTactical Stored at Toton Compound
60091Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTRAn TeallachTactical Reserve at Toton
60092Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTSReginald MunnsTactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60093EWS Red and GoldWNTS Tactical Stored at Toton Yard
60094EWS Red and GoldWNTSRugby FlyerTactical Stored at Toton Compound
60095Two Tone Grey with DB Schenker bodyside stickerWNTS Tactical Stored at Crewe DMD
60096EWS Red and GoldWNTR Tactical Reserve at Toton
60097EWS Red and GoldWNTSPort of Grimsby & ImminghamTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60098EWS Red and GoldWNXXPride of ActonFor Sale/Disposal at Toton Compound
60099TATA SilverWCAIBen More AssyntOperational
60100EWS Red and GoldWNTSPride of ActonTactical Stored at Toton Yard
60500EWS Red and GoldWNTSRAIL MagazineTactical Stored at Toton