Class 88

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Class 88s are Electro-Diesel locomotives, a fleet of ten were introduced in 2017 by operator DRS.
First Visit to Scotland » DRS 88004 Passing Through Holytown with 0Z06 Kingmoor to Motherwell, on 9th June 2017 Photo by newyorknixxie


  • First visit of a class 88 to Scotland was 88004 running as 0Z06 light engine from Carlisle Kingmoor to Motherwell on Friday 9th June 2017

  • First freight working on Monday 12th June 2017, 88003 hauling the 4S43, 06:16 Daventry to Mossend Intermodal train. 88004 then worked the return 4M48 19:05 Mossend to Daventry.

88008 at Beattock, 10 July 2017, hauling 4M48 Mossend - Daventry Photo by holbeck


88005 29/12/17 » 88005 works the delayed 1230 departure on 29/12/17 Photo by tmz06003

  • 88005 'Minerva' on diesel power featured in the Bo'ness and Kineil Railway's Winter Diesel Gala on 29th December 2017.

  • 88002 'Prometheus' hauled the Branch Line Society's Gourock Growler tour from Carlisle Kingmoor to Mossend Yard (1Z86) on 27th April 2019. A change to the plan saw the tour continue with a Class 68 top and tail with the Class 37s.



On the Grangemouth Branch

  • The newly installed overhead line electrification from Grangemouth Junction to Fouldubs Junction was tested in the early hours of Saturday 23 March 2019, by loco 88002 'Prometheus'.

  • On Tuesday 25/06/2019, 88004 'Pandora' ran light as 0Z88 13:59 Motherwell TMD to Grangemouth Docks FPA, and returned as 0Z69 17:15 Grangemouth Docks FPA to Motherwell TMD. <Flickr>

  • On the Morning of Saturday 29/06/2019, 88001 'Revolution' hauled a new 4Z41 Daventry - Grangemouth Docks FPA service to Fouldubs Junction on electric power, before switching to diesel for the short journey into the FPA Docks sidings. Unfortunately, the loco suffered a damage pantograph (said to be caused by overhanging trees), and the 4Z41 return working had to be made on diesel power to Mossend.

  • No other electric hauled trains ran to Grangemouth in 2019 or 2020.

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