Class 90 hauled/propelled passenger trains

90039 approaches Botamy Bay Level Crossing (north of Retford) on Saturday 25th August 2018 headling 1D22 16:35 Leeds – King Cross. Robert Pritcxhard

Pictured at Grantham on 14th Ocober 2016 is 90036 shortly after arriving at the head of 1B86 14:08 Kings Cross – Newark NorthGate. This train was terminated at Grantham. Andrew Frodsham
90036 arrives at Leeds on Friday 15th September 2017 heading 1D04 07:35 Kings Cross – Leeds. The train was running 45 minutes late and the passengers were awaiting its return working 1A22 10:15 Leeds – Kings Cross. Graham Copeland

Although Class 91 locomotives were normally used on all ECML electric hauled/propelled timetabled trains prior to the introduction of ‘Azumas’ in 2019, Class 90’s did see occasional use between November 1991 and June 2003. A summary of that era can be found here

However, 13th October 2016 heralded a revival when 90036 worked the 14:08 Kings Cross – Newark Northgate.

Subsequently 90018, 90019, 90020, 90028, 90029, 90034, 90037 and 90039 saw use. This era coming to an end on 14th June 2019 with 90019 working 16:15 Leeds – Kings Cross.

All Virgin Trains East Coast / London North Eastern Railway trains that it is known to have used Class 90’s during the 2016 – 2019 revival can be found using the links on the left.

Listings are in reverse date order.

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Last updated: 6th December 2019