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This page aims to list all upcoming main line activites for which ACLG locomotives have been booked as traction.

Note: the AC Locomotive Group does not run its own Railtours - tours featuring any of our locomotives are run by established Railtour companies, with train crews provided by established operating companies. We will endeavour to include appropriate links for bookings.

All locomotives subject to availability.

Upcoming Bookings

Date Loco Route Operator Train Notes

To hire a locomotive, please contact us with your requirements.

Previous Operations

Date Loco Route Operator Train Notes
March 2015 - October 2019 86 101
86 401
87 002
London and Glasgow area GBRf Caledonian Sleeper ECS movements between Wembley & London Euston and Polmadie & Glasgow Central, plus some workings between London and Scotland
20th September 2018 87 002 Didcot to Paddington GBRf Railtours GBRf 2018 - Out of the Ordinary Didcot to London Paddington
1st & 2nd June 2018 86 401 Around Glasgow and Edinburgh areas SRPS Routes & Branches Tour of railways around Glasgow & West of Scotland, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife and Stirlingshire
7th October 2017 87 002 London to Glasgow and return Pathfinder The Caledonian London to Crewe and return
13th August 2017 86 101 Newcastle to Basingstoke GBRf The Absent Shunter (charity tour) Crewe to Euston leg
18th October 2016 87 002 Manchester Piccadilly - London Euston GBRf The Paralympian Taking Paralympic athletes from Manchester to London
8th - 11th September 2016 86 401
87 002
Harwich International - Stratford - Edinburgh Waverley; Edinburgh - Liverpool GBRf Railtours GBRf 15th Anniversary Charity Railtour 86401 from Harwich to Edinburgh; 87002 from Edinburgh to Liverpool
15th May 2016 87 002 London - Newcastle GBRf Football Charter  
11th May 2016 87 002 London - Liverpool GBRf Football Charter  
10th May 2016 87 002 London King's Cross - York UK Railtours The Atlantic Star Northbound only
30th April 2016 87 002 London Euston - Manchester Piccadilly UK Railtours The Pines Express Northbound only
18th April 2016 87 002 London - Stoke-on-Trent GBRf Football Charter  
2nd April 2016 86 101 London - Liverpool GBRf Football Charter  
12th March 2016 87 002 London - Liverpool GBRf Football Charter  
December 2014 - February 2015 86 101
87 002
Northern West Coast Main Line GBRf Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Mossend, operating as required in icy weather
9th August 2014 87 002 Newcastle - London GBRf Private Charter  
December 2013 - March 2014 87 002 Northern West Coast Main Line GBRf Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Warrington, operating as required in icy weather
December 2012 - April 2013 86 101
87 002
Northern West Coast Main Line   Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Carlisle, operating as required in icy weather
28th September 2012 87 002 London King's Cross - York UK Railtours The Modern Railways Golden Jubilee Northbound only
14th July 2012 86 101
87 002
Newcastle - London King's Cross GBRf Private Charter  
December 2011 - February 2012 86 101
87 002
Northern West Coast Main Line   Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Carlisle, operating as required in icy weather
23rd July 2011 86 101
87 002
Retford - Edinburgh GBRf Private Charter  
23rd - 25th May 2011 86 101 London - Crewe, Motherwell - London The Railway Children Three Peaks Challenge  
6th May 2011 86 101 Watford - Edinburgh Rail Blue West Coast Premier II  
2nd March - 31st March 2011 86 101 Crewe - Manchester area GBRf Route Learning for new freight flow  
December 2010 - February 2011 86 101
87 002
Northern West Coast Main Line   Network Rail
'Icebreaking' Standby
OHLE ice clearance, based at Carlisle and Crewe, operating as required in icy weather
1st - 3rd November 2010 86 101
87 002
West Anglia area   Network Rail
GSM-R Test Trains
 
10th September 2010 87 002 Watford - Edinburgh Rail Blue West Coast Premier  
24th - 26th June 2010 87 002 London - Crewe, Motherwell - London The Railway Children Three Peaks Challenge  
1st January 2010 -
31st May 2010
86 101
87 002
Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service  
25th July 2009 87 002 Doncaster - Brighton Flamboyant Brighton Rocks with AC:DC Class 73s on the DC section.
11th July 2009 87 002 Birmingham - Glasgow - Ayr Spitfire The Electric Scot Top-and-tail with a diesel.
1st January 2009 -
31st December 2009
86 101
87 002
Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service  
22nd November 2008 86 101
87 002
Doncaster - Edinburgh GBRf Private Charter  
15th October 2008 87 002 Birmingham - Glasgow Spitfire Electric Scot Tribute  
5th September -
End December 2008
87 002 Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service 87002 will be covering for 86101 whilst on exam.
16th July 2008 87 002
86 101
Crewe - Carstairs   Test run 87002's first main line test run. 86101 DIT as standby and for shunting at Carstairs.
23rd June -
End December 2008
86 101 Royal Mail Standby GBRf Regular service 86101 will normally be based at Warrington RMT.
11th January 2008 -
20th April 2008
86 101 Doncaster - Kings Cross Hull Trains Regular service  
24th October 2007 -
11th January 2008
86 101 ECML between Kings Cross and Doncaster   Hull Trains test and training runs.  
22nd October 2007 86 101 Crewe - Euston Pathfinder Atomic Harbour Master  
12th October 2007 86 101 Crewe - Doncaster via Edinburgh (one way)   Delivery run Loco and stock move for Hull Trains. 110mph running achieved for the first time.
11th October 2007 86 101 Crewe - Carlisle   Test run Proving run for Hull Trains
2nd May 2007 86 101 Crewe - Preston   Cargo-D Mk3 test run  
24th March 2007 86 101 Carlisle - Crewe Compass Ynys Mon Express First railtour hauled by a preserved AC electric locomotive (load 13 Mk2s plus 47 DIT).
21st March 2007 86 101 Crewe - Carnforth   Test Run Loaded test run (with 47 DIT as backup).
15th March 2007 86 101 Crewe - Stafford   Test Run 86101's first main line test run (light engine with 47 DIT as backup).