First glimpse of Chiltern Class 68s

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Chilterns Railways has released several images of the new Class 68s which are due to go into operation on its Birmingham to London Marylebone route later this year.

In April, Chiltern signed an agreement with Direct Rail Services (DRS) for six Class 68 locomotives which will be introduced onto the silver locomotive hauled Mark 3 train fleet.

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The locomotives, constructed at Vossloh’s plant in Valencia, Spain have been supplied under a sub lease from DRS and will be numbered 68010 to 68015.

The first vehicles will arrive with Chiltern in the Autumn of 2014 for driver training and it is planned that they will be used in passenger service from winter 2014.

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