90040 returns, Dec 2015

Delivered new in Railfreight distribution livery from Crewe Works to WN depot on

May 1st 1990. Accepted to BR stock a month later being allocated to Crewe Electric

depot where the loco has been based/stored ever since. After mileage accumulation

principally on passenger services the loco became an eth isolated freight sector 90140

in August 91.

The loco reverted to her 90040 identity in July 99 and was named "The Railway

Mission" in October 2001 which saw her briefly exhibited on the York NRM turntable.   

Along with several other EWS classmates 90040 was stored at Crewe ED in late June

2006 until reinstatement in Dec 2015. A Toton repaint in DB red followed, then a test

run  on December 23rd before being dragged South along with 90019 by 90029 on

Christmas Eve 2015.  Hopefully a more active few years will follow for 90040

Sample passenger turns:

90040   0745 Harwich - Liverpool St 270790

90040 Euston - Chester "Easter Chuffer" Railtour to Bir Int'l 140401

90040  1230 Euston - Wolverhampton 210401

90040  1919 Wolverhampton - Euston 210401

90040  1539 M.Keynes - Wolverhampton 091102

90040 1400 Norwich - Liverpool St - 250903

90040  2105 Euston - Inverness "Royal Highlander" 240204

90040  1734 Haymarket - North Berwick 110804

90040  1248 Birmingham NS  - Manchester P 110705

Sample 90040 phots

21039790140r.jpg 90140 at Milton Keynes with 4A11 1210 Trafford Pk - Wembley modal 210397. Thanks to Mark beal for the photo.

17039990140n87026webr.jpg 90140 on the up Arpley - Willesden Speedlink meets 87026 on a dowwn express at Ledburn, 170399

14040190040r.jpg In faded RfD livery, 90040 at Milton Keynes with the Euston - Birmingham NS leg of the "Easter Chuffer" Railtour, 140401. Thanks to Mark Beal for the photo

210401900401230etwowebr.jpg In faded RfD livery, 90040 at Wolves with the 1230 ex Euston on 210401

091102900401539mkwowebr.jpg Now in EWS livery and named "Railway Mission" 90040 arrives at Bir Int'l with the 1539 M.Keynes - Wolves on 091102

25090390040r.jpg On hire to Anglia, 90040 arrives at Colchester with the 1400 Norwich - Liverpool St, 250903. Thanks to Mark Beal for the photo

24121590040webrr.jpg  DB Red 90040 returns to local haunts on the rear of a Christmas Eve 2015 convoy at Old Linslade with 90029 leading and 90019 in between.

29121590040r.jpg Thanks to "PB" for this Crewe station bay image of a gleaming 90040 on December 29th 2015.

Any more 90040 photos, memories to share?


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