Fifth Class 73/9 in Scotland for Sleeper duty

Caledonian Sleeper 73966 passes Torlundy, near Fort William, on May 31, with a London-bound sleeper. PHIL METCALFE.

Caledonian Sleeper has five of its six Class 73/9s now available for traffic in Scotland.

May 27 was also the first day that all three CS routes used the rebuilt electro-diesels on the same day, when four ‘73/9s’ were in action on Sleeper trains to Aberdeen, Fort William and Inverness.

73966 and 73969 were used on the Edinburgh-Inverness portion of the Caledonian Sleeper, while 73967 worked to Aberdeen and 73968 hauled the Fort William portion. 

  • For more on the Caledonian Sleeper Class 73s, read RAIL 803, published on June 22.
  • For more on the GB Railfreight Class 73/9s, read RAIL 803. published on June 22.

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  • Kent Railman - 06/06/2016 09:58

    Good to see 50-year-old traction still in daily use, a long way from its home ground on the Southern Region.

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